I’m super excited to share this very special oil painting timelapse tutorial, where I’ll be guiding you through how to create a warm and nostalgic landscape painting of a cozy cottage! In this video, you can paint with me as I walk you through every stage, starting from laying down those initial shadows with burnt umber to adding vibrant colours that breathe life into the composition. We’ll cover blocking in, oiling out, and what to do when you need to alter a reference image to paint a memory instead of photograph. It’s all about making those childhood memories leap off the canvas and into your heart.

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If you’re keen on diving deeper into the world of oil painting, I’ve got a little surprise for you! I’ve put together a brand new FREE ebook. It’s packed with insights on palette choices, mediums, brush cleaning, and so much more – basically, everything I wish I knew when I started painting. Feel free to leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

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Full colour palette of paint used: burnt umber, titanium white, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, quinacridone red, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, and sap green.

️Canvas tone colour: quinacridone nickel azo gold acrylic paint by Golden mixed with Liquitex Professional gesso, applied to the canvas and sanded down (x3) for a silky smooth surface.

Video Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
00:34 The Underpainting
01:06 Blocking In
03:48 When Colours Sink In and Become Dull
04:02 Oiling Out your Painting
04:59 Making Changes to Your Reference Photo
05:35 Second Layer
11:30 Final Reveal

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Hi! I’m Marianne, I’m an artist and trained teacher (BEd, MEd, OCT). I create painting tutorials in acrylic, oil, and gouache/acrylic ink for both canvases and sketchbooks. I love teaching and supporting emerging artists, and sharing tips and strategies for creating success in your artistic practice. Mistakes and failures are part of the process, and […]

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