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Reviews of the Top 10 Teach Yourself Painting Guides of 2018
Welcome to our reviews of the Best Teach Yourself Painting Guides of 2018 (also known as Painting Courses).
Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each teach yourself painting guide, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.
The Learn and Master Series is top of the range. Other courses offered by Learn and Master are guitar, piano, drums, ballrooms dance, and further guitar study. Learn and Master Painting
is a thorough and comprehensive course incorporating a wide variety of materials and quality instruction. The advantage with learning at home is that you are able to work at your own pace but...
» Read the Full Review of LearnAndMaster.com/Painting
A Real Art Lesson
is an internet selling success in this category. The e-book by artist Delmus Phelps contains tips and secrets on how to paint realistic oil paintings. Using simple step-by-step instructions, the course takes you through the techniques needed to create dazzling images. Oil paints can be difficult to get right, but their advantage is their use in replicating the minute detail...
» Read the Full Review of Easy-Oil-Painting-Techniques.org
Requiring four years of self-study, this painting and drawing course created for the serious amateur by Barry John Raybould, MA, is one of the more comprehensive products in this category. The cost is divided into neat quarterly payments of $19.95 making this good value for money. The total cost over four years would be $319.20. Compare this with the instructor-led Famous Artists School Master...
» Read the Full Review of VirtualArtAcademy.com
The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted comes highly recommended and praised by its readers. Kathleen Staiger is an artist and teacher who graduated from Hofstra University in New York with a bachelor's degree in art education and a master's degree in arts and humanities. (To find out more about the author, Kathleen Staiger and to see examples of her art, see her website,...
» Read the Full Review of The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted (Kathleen Staiger)
This product is unique in this category. It is a downloadable course full of advice on how to market yourself as an artist and make a profit. Deciding to turn your hobby into a living can be problematic and purists may feel like they are "selling out" by deciding to sell their creations. This e-book written by Steve Popkin is designed to tackle the...
» Read the Full Review of TheThrivingArtist.com
The Carder Method
for Painting in Oil is a complete course in realistic oil painting. Mark Carder invented a device called the Color Checker that allows you to duplicate the colors you see in your still life into mixed paint on a palate. The Color Checker is shaped like a pair of tweezers with one end flat and the other round with a hole...
» Read the Full Review of TheCarderMethod.com
Sometimes when starting out on a new creative project it can be hard to find the inspiration to get you started. David Bellamy's Guide to Watercolour Painting covers a whole variety of subjects to paint and might give you ideas for more. Ranging through still life, figures, landscape, flowers and buildings, you are sure to find something that takes your interest. The step-by-step chapters...
» Read the Full Review of David Bellamy's Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting
Alwyn Crawshaw is known for his TV series on painting and is the founder of The Society of Amateur Artists in the UK. He and his wife June have produced a number of highly popular books and instructional DVDs to help people to get started in watercolors, sketching, oil painting and general painting techniques. The couple live in the beautiful Norfolk countryside in England;...
» Read the Full Review of Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
How did we ever live without the Dummies Guides? Like the internet and mobile phones, Dummies Guides have become part of the information age. Whether you want to know how to plug in your Blackberry or want to make blackberry jam, you'll be sure there's a book all about it. (Actually we checked but Blackberry Jam making for Dummies does not exist, sorry). Are...
» Read the Full Review of Oil Painting for Dummies (Anita Giddings and Sherry Clifton)
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