You have a wide range of options to choose from when selecting an oil-painting class. Finding the right course is as simple as following some basic guidelines, read this.
Which type of Oil Painting do you want to start with? Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lives and Life Paintings are all different, despite what may seem obvious. This gives you the option of two things. First, you can focus your attention on a specific type of artwork like portraiture. You can also take classes that teach you all the basic principles of different types of art.
It’s true, most skills are adaptable. However, they do differ. They are easily visible when looking at the work of an artist.
Style is an important aspect of any painting. What do you like better, traditional oil paintings or more modern ones? Are you more illustrative or impressionist. It’s best to experiment or stick with your style if you are unsure.
Find out about the person you are learning from. Discover their history, what they do to teach and which paintings they like. You may find it helpful in making your decision. In my research on animal portraiture, two artists with very different styles came to light. The work of one artist took only three hours while that of the other required days. Both styles seemed to be extremely detailed. Techniques do matter. As you develop, so will your tastes.
The types of training available are diverse. Courses come in many forms. There are many different course types. All of them have advantages and disadvantages.