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jenniferlepore
01-21-2011, 10:47 AM
New on artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv), Oils for the Beginner with Alwyn Crawshaw, Part 1 (http://artistsnetwork.tv/p-264-oils-for-the-beginner-with-alwyn-crawshaw-part-1.aspx) shows you all the materials to get started painting in oils. Alwyn demonstrates brushwork techniques and color mixing to help you understand how oils work. He then shows you the process of painting with oils—from creating an underpainting and tonal values to layering and blending color and correcting mistakes. Follow along step by step, as Alwyn creates simple landscapes and elements of the landscape such as figures, trees, skies, water and more. By the end of this video you will be well on your way to creating fabulous oil paintings.

In this preview from Oils for the Beginner with Alwyn Crawshaw, Part 1 (http://artistsnetwork.tv/p-264-oils-for-the-beginner-with-alwyn-crawshaw-part-1.aspx), paint the first layers of a subtle sunset on a toned canvas to practice color mixing and brushwork. Visit artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) for access to the full-length video workshop.
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jenniferlepore
02-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Alwyn Crawshaw (https://artistsnetwork.tv/c-2-workshops.aspx?fcat=artist&Artist=Alwyn%20Crawshaw) is back with ArtistsNetwork.TV (http://www.ArtistsNetwork.TV) for Part 2 of his oil painting tips with Oils for Beginners Part 2 (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-269-oils-for-the-beginner-with-alwyn-crawshaw-part-2.aspx). In this video Alwyn takes you step by step though the painting of a beautiful harbor scene. Starting with an initial sketch and tinted canvas, he builds the painting with tonal values, then adds local color to the sky, the background maountains, the boats and the water. You'll learn tips for brushwork, achieving atmosphere, creating textures, painting reflections, adding figures and more! When you practice and paint step by step with Alwyn, you'll learn to love oils…as Alwyn says, "Why don't you have a go, it's easier than you think!"

In this preview you'll add some important details with a focus on keeping brushstrokes simple and subtle—boat masts, fencing and figures add realism and life to the painting even when simply suggested.
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