Basic Techniques

 

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The Basic Techniques of Oil Painting

This is a comprehensive suite of 9 two-hour long downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of oil painting in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Includes 5 additional bonus video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught in the Basic Techniques of Oil Painting.
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The Basic Techniques of Acrylic Painting

This is a comprehensive suite of 9 two-hour long downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of acrylic painting in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Includes 5 additional bonus video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught in the Basic Techniques of Acrylic Painting

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The Basic Techniques of Painting With Water Mixable Oils

This is a comprehensive suite of 9  downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of acrylic painting in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Includes an additional bonus video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught in the Basic Techniques of Painting with Water mixable Oils.

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The Basic Techniques of Oil Painting Seascapes

This is a comprehensive suite of 10  downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of painting seascapes in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Included are several video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught in Learning to Paint Seascapes.

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The Basic Techniques of Oil Painting Flowers

This is a comprehensive suite of 12  downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of painting flowers in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Included are several video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught in Learning to Paint Flowers.

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The Basic Techniques of Oil Painting Tall Ships

This is a comprehensive suite of 18  downloadable art video lessons that cover the fundamentals of painting Tall Ships in step-by-step language so that anyone can easily follow along. Included are several video art lessons to re-enforce the techniques taught.

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The Basic Techniques of Oil Painting Pets

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The Basic Techniques of Acrylic Painting Pets

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The Basic Techniques of Painting Pets With Water-Mixable Oils

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The Basic Techniques of Painting People

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The Basic Techniques of Painting Pop Art

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Learn To Paint From Photographs

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Learn To Teach Kids to Paint

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The Basic Techniques of Mixing Color

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Three Reasons To Believe What I Say

Reason one: Darrell assumes you know absolutely nothing about painting and starts out with the basics, the supplies you’ll need, how to set up your painting area, how to clean brushes and continues all the way through the different core elements of landscape painting (skies, clouds, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, seascapes, trees, grass, bushes, rocks, and buildings) until you’re painting entire landscapes and seascapes.

 

Reason two: Darrell is the man that college art professors and high school art instructors go to when they want to build their skills in painting. The vast majority of Darrell’s students, though, are beginners like you who simply have a desire to learn to paint.

 

Reason three: Darrell has been teaching ‘Beginners’ for over 20 years with an iron-clad money-back guarantee. Today, over 35,000 on-line beginning students have signed up for Darrell’s Basic Techniques of Oil Painting and learned how to paint. And you can ‘test drive’ his Basic Technique course to prove to yourself that, “Yes! You can oil paint!”

 

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Here is a summary of the benefits you receive

  • No Talent or Experience RequiredDarrell quickly dispells the fable that in order to paint one must have talent. You have enough talent to paint if you can sign your name. In fact, Darrell believes that talent is nothing more than technique practiced over and over. Darrell therefore starts with the fundamentals of oil painting, the supplies, how to use them and leads you by the hand, step-by-step until you’re painting your own landscapes. Not only will you be surprised by your paintings, but friends and family members will insist you’ve been painting for years and hiding your talents.
  • Easy to Understand, Step-by-Step InstructionsDarrell speaks your language. No high tech art talk. In everyday language Darrell explains how to mix all of the colors, how to load your brush, why you’re using that brush and how to stroke the paint onto the canvas. Everything is explained. You’ll know what to do. How to do it and why.
  • Comprehensive InstructionsDarrell has broken landscapes and seascapes down into 9 core learning blocks. For example, Mountains is one core learning block. The student is given over 2 hours of instructions in how to paint all kinds of mountains in different seasons and with different brushes. This series contains over 20 hours of comprehensive instruction.
  • Innovative use of close-ups, repeats and slow-motionOur filming studios are fully equipped with the latest in sound, video and editing and we make liberal use of close-ups, repeating critical instructions and mixing in slow-motion so that the student is afforded every opportunity to learn. As one of our students said, “It’s impossible not to learn.”
  • Instructions for both left-handed and right-handed beginning studentsDarrell forced himself to paint left handed so that he could show left-handed beginning students how to use the palette knife and brushes. Sometimes, its just too confusing for a left-handed student to transfer a right handed person’s instruction to themselves. Darrell has ample illustrations in both left-handed and right-handed demonstrations throughout the series.
  • No More Watching The Back Of The HandOne of the cardinal rules of design for this series was to stop filming immediately when only the back of the hand was shown. It’s so frustrating to only see the instructor’s hand and not the brush and how its being worked on the canvas. It makes learning impossible. Darrell insisted upon multiple cameras and different angles to ensure the student can always see the action.
  • Darrell Makes Himself Personally Available To You.You’re not just given a set of DVDs and sent off into the wild blue yonder, “Happy Painting.” Darrell not only wants you to learn to paint, but is personally committed to your success. The DVDs are only the beginning. Darrell publishes a Newsletter with additional help articles, help videos and special offers. Over 1,000 articles are published to further your education and answer questions. There’s also a help desk managed by Darrell where you can ask specific questions and a special forum for Darrell’s beginning students have been set up on YahooGroups.
  • Darrell’s Techniques Are Transferrable To AcrylicsDarrell’s oil painting techniques are transferrable to acrylics. We receive countless emails and letters from acrylic artists who tell us how easily they’ve transffered Darrell’s oil painting techniques to Acrylics. To further help, Darrell has putten together an optional 2-hour DVD that shows how to Adapt The Basic Techniques to Acrylics.
  • Darrell’s Techniques Are Transferrable To Water Miscible OilsLive in an apartment or with someone that has breathing difficulties. The funes of traditional oils and solvents are often uncomfortable for those with asthma, breathing difficulties and those living in small quarters or poorly ventillated areas. Water Miscible Oils could well be the answer. Darrell has put together an optional DVD that shows how to Adapt the Basic Techniques to Water Miscible oils.
  • You Will Learn to paint fantastic skies, sunsets, and clouds …
  • You Will Learn to paint majestic mountains, snow-covered peaks, mighty cliffs and even the Smokey Mountains
  • You Will Learn to paint lakes, rivers, creeks, waterfalls and …
  • You Will Learn to paint all kinds of trees, evergreens, palm trees, birch, willow…
  • You Will Learn to paint bushes, grass and ground cover …
  • You Will Learn to paint, rocks, boulders, cabins, buildings….
  • You Will Learn to paint awesome, surf-crashing seascapes …

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Now, you’re probably wondering how and why we can do all those things.

 

Let me explain.

 

Darrell never tires of telling the story of how he discovered oil painting. In his own words..

“Back in 1991, I was you. I knew without a doubt, I had no artistic abilities whatsoever.

Nothing, nada, zilch. I even sweated drawing stick people.

I know that sounds like I’m over stating the facts, but the truth is I knew nothing about art. I knew what I couldn’t do. So I didn’t even try what I knew I couldn’t do.

The man who broke through my wall of disbelief is Jessie Martin, an artist in E. Freetown, MA. At a flea market, Jessie, personally spent 45 minutes talking me into just TRYING. I simply did not believe in myself. I knew that I couldn’t paint. I was rock solid in my disbelief. I had no faith in me.

Oh, do I remember my disbelief. I’d seen that fuzzy headed guy on TV now and then. Although I knew he was talented, I didn’t believe him either when he said he could teach me to paint. One had to be born with talent to paint. Everyone knows that.

But Jessie said something that day to me I’ve never forgotten. His words got through my thick-headed engineering mind.

First thing he said was signing one’s name is an art form. We spend more time in school teaching people how to write than how to paint. And anybody with enough practice can sign their name. And with practice, I could paint.

Well, I had no trouble signing my name. It wasn’t pretty, but it was unique and for most of my life I was able to sign my name anytime. The school teachers had taught me the fundamentals of the writing technique, I had practiced, and practiced until the art of signing my name was second nature.

The second thing Jessie said that really hit me like a ton of bricks was that learning the fundamentals of oil painting was simply learning the techniques.

He could teach me the techniques and all I had to do was simply practice, practice, practice. I could practice anything if “I understood mentally what I was doing”. Jessie made it clear he would help me to understand mentally the concept of each technique.

It’s all history now, but let me tell you…..I sat down with Jessie, took a class with a lot of disbelief. But I walked away differently from that lesson. The difference, was that now I truly knew “I could paint”.

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I now had tons of faith in me. With enough practice, I could turn technique into talent.

Today, I’m so amazed by all the people who tell me how talented I am.

I owe it all to Jessie’s comment, “Darrell, anyone can paint, even you. Learn the techniques. Practice them until their second nature and never quit practicing. When the techniques become second nature, than you’ll not believe how the world opens up to you and you litterally will want to paint everything you see. You’ll look at the world with different eyes. You’ll be an artist.”

Jessie was right.

I would have given anything back then to have a comprehensive library as this DVD series in which to learn painting. And I searched everywhere.

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I’ve created the Basic Techniques because it didn’t exist and I want you to have the best possible instructions in your quest to learn to oil paint.

Most importantly, I want you to believe in yourself that you can paint.

From the very first DVD in this series, your experience will totally transform your concept, your belief in you. You will walk away with absolute faith that “Yes, you can oil paint.”

Jessie’s words have become the inspiration behind all of my lessons and the drive to constantly help everyone to mentally understand the concept behind each technique taught in my DVD series. If you have a “want to” no matter how much you “disbelieve,” you can learn to oil paint.

I can’t believe how my wife proudly boasts about my work and actively pushes my paintings to people she meets. My children, who are well in their Thirty Something now, admire my paintings and even have them hanging on their walls.

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Grandchildren love to come over to “Pop-Pops” house to paint.

I have never experienced the thrill or joy in creating anything like I do when I pick up a paint brush. I want everyone to experience this grand and glorious feeling. You can do this, just as easily as I did.

What will your family and friends say when you show them your masterpieces? Paintings that you’ve done yourself?”

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