Virtual Art Academy

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color, by Kevin Macpherson

This is a recommended companion book for Year One of the Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program. It covers the basic alla prima painting process for oil painters, and includes many oil painting techniques that are useful for the beginner leaning how to paint. An introductory section on materials is very useful for painters who are new to oil painting. The oil painting techniques and principles covered in this book are compatible with the Virtual Art Academy® curriculum.

Painting Workshops

This book supplements the following Virtual Art Academy® Apprentice Program workshops

  • Workshop A: Values, color mixing, color maps (oils)
  • Workshop B: Outdoor color studies (oils)
  • Workshop D: Alla prima process (oils), two value statement


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