Oil painting for beginners: 5 top tips to get you started

Welcome to our oil painting for beginners guide, which includes the five most important things to know if you're just starting out with oils. Oil paints can initially seem intimidating but they are actually a brilliant medium to learn through as you can easily correct mistakes by painting over your work. They allow you to ditch any worry about making mistakes and just enjoy the generous, rich and glossy texture.


- Oil paints
- Paintbrushes
- Canvas board

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Originally from Belgium, Valérie has lived in the UK for the past 11 years. She works mainly in oils and enjoys working plein air.
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