PAINT TALK: Tips For Learning To Oil Painting On Your Own

PAINT TALK: Tips For Learning To Oil Painting On Your Own

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  • dean vanhoorne

    Great Coaching with this video.

    August 22, 2022 at 9:28 pm
  • Teri Ehr

    Chris – such good advice, all things I needed to hear and with a little humor added in is perfect!

    August 22, 2022 at 9:45 pm
  • feresh mahta

    how can I have a video chat with you to criticize my paintings?

    August 22, 2022 at 9:52 pm
  • Charlie Bernth

    I love it when he moves and the microphone blocks part of the tee-shirt: PAIN COACH.

    August 22, 2022 at 10:13 pm
  • KARP.

    wow! Thank you so much for those encouraging last words. Thats what i needed to hear right now! Thank you!πŸ’™

    August 22, 2022 at 10:54 pm
  • Sophie Darnell

    love your vids so much, they're so inspirational for me. Your such an amazing instructor, and even with the Patreon, the amount of excellent, well put/thought out free content is wonderful to have, and to go back on!!!! This is the best, self-taught advice tips/techniques, I've heard from a professional in a long, long time!

    I use your vids for the multiple different mediums and interests I've been interested and practicing. I've done some traditional sketching for a while, and stopped with that. I decided in 2020, to pick up digital painting much more seriously, I had begun before, but the stress of finishing HS was blowing it out of the way. However due to current art block with it, I brought some a couple of brush sets, acrylics and a gouache set not to long ago.I also was researching and they were saying the same thing you said in this vid, about the right art supplies aren't only efficient in lasting a while, but can make your painting much better. Though, there were a couple, even when that said that they said also, if your a beginner it will be just fine even if you get a "laid back, cheap, not a lot of paints, or $$$ brushes."

    Only now after watching a few beginners tip videos and reading through blog posts, only are I starting to get the hang of the set up, clean down process, what to do/not to do when your oding those things, how to approach different blending techniques, etc…Now I'm getting the chance and are very EXCITED(!!!) to actually go through some of the tutorials I watched, while it's being played!!

    Another thing I wanted to bring up: when you said paraphrasing, "watch tutorials first, and fully figure out the process, of at least until you have a grasp…" would've been such a great piece of informational advice for me when first starting to digital paint. Watching people paint so effortlessly, even though I knew this would take some time, though I learn fast, I never thought it would take myself so long to learn on these softwares.

    I trullyyy didn't realize just how much time, months, even years it took me to spend just learning the technical parts of the software, but then practicing what you've learned, not only this, but thinking what parts of the software you could use to implement and make your art pieces better and easier to navigate…..That frustrated the LIVING HELLLLL out of me, you have no idea!!!

    I had to take so many breaks, off/on from mod-severe frustration and even stress explosions, because of this direct, underlying problem, and the fact I was I felt so much that I was letting myself down, and not being where I wanted to be by that point of my learning process. Oh how harsh I was, and very naive!! I had this issue for so many years. It is now year 5 (possibly?) of so much intent work, with this time, trying to be less harsh on myself, and trying to remind that I can always now move onto a different medium(s) that I have now.

    I didn't even know and took a while to decide what supplies and equipment to have for digital painting. I didn't have a job(still dont!) so my parents had to pay for this. It was so difficult to explain the processing through my head, when I decided to take a 2/2 and a half year hiatus on the medium and not doing anything for a long time. This while also being very irritable constantly over it, almost every other day/month. This also comes from the feeling of possibly of disappointing them. Even if I knew they weren't disappointed!! Having a personality disorder, among other mental health issues, might I add….didn't help at all!!!

    This is one thing, I wish so much on that I had told to my younger art journey self. Other than, even if I would've hated it, the time and patience it takes to learn the softwares I wanted to use, as well as how to use them in the paintings I want to eventually take on. I'm so happy, and ecstatic, that I'm actually starting to get the grasp on the concept, and are able to come up with ideas, even if it's just writing them down in words, or very rough sketches with small notes. Which is great, because it certainly took a long time to get there!!! A friendly reminder for others, especially beginners too!! ^^^

    August 22, 2022 at 11:35 pm
  • Frank Henson

    Love the honesty! Your awesome 😎

    August 22, 2022 at 11:49 pm
  • Frank Henson

    Great πŸ‘ thank you!🀩

    August 23, 2022 at 12:03 am
  • Mike Justice

    Self taught?
    How does one teach themselves what they know?
    More like study Draw Mix Paint like what you have done and then come here and say, β€œteach yourself?”
    More like copied another artist is self taught?

    August 23, 2022 at 12:49 am
  • Oscar Perez

    Great video! I’m having trouble knowing the exact amount of liquid clear to put on the canvas (as I think it’s harder to see than liquid white)

    August 23, 2022 at 12:55 am
  • Dorry Rice

    Do you gesso pre-primed canvases, and if so, how much.

    August 23, 2022 at 1:13 am
  • Dorry Rice

    Do you gesso pre-primed canvases?

    August 23, 2022 at 1:20 am
  • Leonor Martinez

    Great tips. Thank you.

    August 23, 2022 at 1:21 am
  • Duan Torruellas

    This show is growing on me with its intelligence , skill , and creative advice. πŸ‘πŸ‘

    August 23, 2022 at 1:55 am
  • Lauren Lewis

    Came here after butchering a Bob Ross painting and the first part was the motivation I needed!

    August 23, 2022 at 2:10 am
  • Jean Georges

    thank you so much I just started painting like few months ago and your videos have helped me so much , but I have a question , do you have a daily practice or a daily painting routine ? If you do please show it to us and thanks .

    August 23, 2022 at 3:08 am
  • Glumpy

    You made me try harder. You kicked my lazy ass and encouraged my good self. Thank you paint couch.

    August 23, 2022 at 3:41 am
  • April Kurtz

    Watercolor can be difficult. If you make a mistake, and you can't lift the paint, your painting is kindling.

    August 23, 2022 at 4:40 am
  • Jamile Torres

    Thank you

    August 23, 2022 at 4:44 am
  • Jamile Torres

    Can I paint photos that I see in Instagram

    August 23, 2022 at 4:48 am

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