Oil Painting Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to paint with oils! 

This can include websites and videos, as long as they are free.

If you find any online resources about painting with oils that you would like to share, please post them below.

Thanks & Enjoy!

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An excellent resource for learning how to oil paint:


Free oil painting lesson:


More oil painting info for beginners:


In-depth guide to oil painting, covering materials, basic info & oil painting exercises:


Oil painting portrait WIP (no commentary but the progress photos may be helpful):


Comprehensive oil painting resource:


thank you Thaneeya :)

The Paint Basket offers several free online video lessons on oil painting, including PDF handouts:

  • Color mixing (components of color, how to use a color wheel, color rules and much more)
  • Composition (primary and secondary focal points, how to create depth and much more)
  • Equipment (what brushes and paints to buy, why not to use turps in paints and much more)

Wow! Amazing list of resources Thaneeya :) It's really helpful. I was able to find another resource which is just as good as these. Let me know what do you think of it Painting Tips & Tricks And Learn How To Paint :)


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