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Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air

What makes your heart skip a beat and say, "I have to paint this!"? Every painter is searching for the magic — that special something that compels you to bring a subject to life with a brush and canvas.

Sheree Jones shares some of the techniques she employs to capture that magic while painting in oils en plein air in the Opus video, Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air. Learn how starting with a value sketch compensates for changing light, how not painting all details can invite the viewer to explore a part of the painting, and more!

We invite you to watch Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air above and on the Opus YouTube Channel to discover the magic of working en plein air, and how you can start using the shifting light, sights, scents and sounds to inform your artwork.


Bonus Video! — Oil Techniques: The Limited Palette

Join Sheree as she sets up her preferred limited palette and explains how having these colours on hand allows you to create almost any mix you'll need! This refresher in colour theory can be used with any medium, whether your working in studio or out in nature.


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Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colours
Opus Essential Oil Colours
Opus Fortissimo Oil Brushes
Princeton 6600 Brushes
Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Brushes
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Buzz Canvas Panel
Liquitex Painting Knives
Gamblin Gamsol
Holbein Tin Brush Washer
Opus Viewcatcher
Prismacolor Double Ended Art Markers
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