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Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach
Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach
Val Nelson
Learn essential techniques for the painterly approach. Embrace a looser look to bring energy, movement and depth to your oil paintings.
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Explore the classic techniques of celebrated masterpieces to enhance your painting skills and creative vision!
Molly Herman
Molly Herman
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Learn painting essentials to start working with oils and acrylics! It's never been easier with an online class you can refer to for years to come.
Patrick Howe
Patrick Howe
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Explore foundational color theory in oil painting as artist Scott Gellatly defines three art movement color palettes and their characteristics.
Scott Gellatly
Scott Gellatly

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Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach