Comprehensive Advanced Oil Painting Techniques Flagship Course
You are taught how to paint professional quality paintings - from start to finish, made very easy. You get all 12 advanced techniques and the skills to create your own powerful works of art. And much more. You get a huge 6 months access.
Basic Intro to Advanced Techniques
What are advanced oil painting techniques and what they do? Why are these techniques different? A very short course providing written information to answer these questions, and to introduce you to the 12 Advanced Fine Art Techniques.
First time artist - never painted before
Some oil painting experience or lapsed artist
Practicing or experienced artist
Acrylic and watercolor techniques and skills
Everything you need to create to your most powerful is here and waiting for you. Course access is provided for six months, so you can pace your time as you like, and refresh long after you've finished.
Why is it discounted so much?
Two reasons. So that people who have never painted before or who are already painting and aren't achieving can express themselves in magnificent works of art, and so that they'll tell people about this course and help in getting the word out.
When does my course expire?
You have a full 6 months ofaccess to the course. That's half a year!
You can sign in at any time to view the content of the course. If you are serious and committed to learning to paint professional quality paintings, please allow 2 - 3 months of painting time. (This includes the time it takes for your paintings to dry.)
If you just want to peruse the content, please allow about a week to view all of the videos. (This allows plenty of time to absorb this exciting way of learning to paint.
When does the 6 months period begin?
Your 6 months Free course starts counting down only from the date you enroll.
How long will the Comprehensive Flagship Course be available at a discount?
Not long. The course is brand new and will only be discounted for a short while. If you are interested in creating Professional Quality paintings, it's best to get in now and enjoy the savings. And please tell your friends!
Do I have to buy art materials?
Only if you want to paint!
The course was created and presented by an artist so every consideration has been included to save you money. This means you will receive maximum benefit from minimum materials cost.
The Comprehensive Flagship Course contains all the information you need to not only save money on materials, but also to make some of the art materials yourself.
Only ten tubes (different colors) of paint are used in learning the advanced techniques. It is possible to successfully complete the course with six. The only requirement is that the paint you use is Professional Quality because the techniques may not work with inferior quality paint.
Is it safe to purchase a course?
Course checkout is provided by the Thinkific system - which currently has over 25,000 courses selling daily. And you can use either PayPal or Stripe at the checkout, also giving you secure protection.
How is the course presented? How does an online art course work?
Through videos and text. Mostly videos - there are over 15 hours of tuition and information on advanced oil painting provided in separate videos. These videos are already configured to stream on your device. (A desktop or good sized tablet is recommended if you are serious about learning from them.)
The courses are provided in the form of Chapters (like a module) and then lessons within those chapters.
It's a terrific system. Once you've enrolled, simply click on the first Chapter and first Lesson (it's pretty obvious because it says "Welcome") and then the system leads you through the course. You can skip ahead, or go back, whenever you wish, but if you let the system present the next lesson you don't have to do anything, just click continue when you're ready.
What does "enrolment" involve? And what is a "Free Preview"?
By "enrolling" you are simply creating an account, using the common procedure of gaining access to online services.
Simply click "create account" in the checkout process and the system will guide you through. You will need a valid email address to get verify your account and to provide you access. You can also use your social media account to get started if you wish - you'll see those options at the checkout.
The "Free Preview" offer allows you to enroll for free, and to see some selected lessons from the course. This means you don't pay anything, and can experience a sample of the quality of the lessons. Simply click on the "Free Preview" option, create your account, and the selected lessons will be available for you.
The Free Preview button is available during the enrolment process, or can be accessed in the header of the More Information page for the course.
Not about the course - but what is the Header image?
That's part of a large painting that the Instructor created, using advanced oil painting techniques.
The painting depicts the spirit of a girl flying off to sleep, looking back down on her physical body.
What are advanced oil painting techniques? What makes them different?
Most artists use at best three oil painting techniques. There are actually 12 techniques. Down through recent history, as our lives sped up, these other techniques fell by the wayside.
If you are interested in the names of the techniques, and what they achieve, please have a look through the Basic Intro Course which best answers the questions above and provides more information about advanced oil painting (and art teaching generally) for you.
The Basic Intro Course is always provided free for this reason, and enrolments do not expire.
Saying "there are 12 techniques" to artists who use only three must upset them?
Yep. Well, mostly. A lot of egos get bruised and many feel resentful for the time they've wasted painting as they do for all these years. Many close their minds to what else can be achieved, and stay stuck with what they do.
But there are some who realise art is bigger than the artist and these genuinely wish to create to their most expressive and powerful.
So this is a 'way of painting' or a 'style' of painting?
Absolutely not. (Though that is often a knee-jerk reaction by those who don't go in and look at the information provided in the Course.)
What this is EXACTLY and briefly is: a way of learning each of the 12 techniques, and their most significant and powerful combinations.
At every step the Course points out that you as a sovereign artist can choose the techniques you like, and their combinations, to most powerfully and professionally express yourself.
This course differs from every other art course because the main job of this one is simply to provide you with all of the techniques and their significant combinations (there are infinite combinations) SO THAT YOU choose which ones to use and how to use them.
Therefore, the accurate description of this course is 'a way of learning the techniques and combinations'.
It sounds complicated and difficult to use "advanced techniques".
It certainly does. And that's one of the reasons why they are so rarely known and rarely taught.
It sounds like a sales pitch but it's not - it's true: it's actually easier to use advanced techniques than to struggle with just two or three like other art teachers or painters.
And they're extremely easy to learn.
What happens is one technique naturally combines with another (on canvas, over stages) and the result is complex and awesome.
But if all you have is three basic techniques, it doesn't matter how you combine them, you'll only ever have a basic result. That's much, much harder to get anything worthwhile happening on canvas. What's harder, too, is that other art teachers are essentially saying "this is what I do, you do it too." So what happens then is that students become a puppet to that art teacher's creativity, like a factory worker following instructions. That makes it almost impossible for a student to create a painting that expresses their vision, let alone expressing it powerfully.
Learning and using advanced techniques is very easy. The hardest part is waiting for each stage to dry.
Help is provided for you about this in the course.
Who else uses advanced techniques?
Very few living artists use them. Hard to think of a famous living artist whom you'd know. If one comes to mind it will be added in this answer.
Your best answer is found amongst the known artists whose work remains and unfortunately they don't. JMW Turner is by far the greatest exponent of all 12 techniques. Monet used them, too, but in very different combinations. Currently a video is in production showing these deceased famous artist's work (so you can recognise them) which explains which of the 12 techniques they used and in what combinations, because this is a very good question and deserves a better answer.
Does the instructor use all 12 techniques?
What is the downside? What is hard about learning and using advanced techniques?
By far the obvious hard part is the drying time between applications. In other words: waiting. A way around that is presented in the course.
But there are some hidden difficulties in learning and using them. For instance, people look at a painting created with advanced techniques, the finished painting, and say "there's no way I can do that."
Therefore they believe or think it's harder than what it is, and their difficulty is in trusting that it's actually very easy.
That carries through sometimes when they do the course and start using the techniques - they make it hard on themselves, and ruin the effect, by trying too hard. The techniques are performed on canvas EXTREMELY quickly - just split seconds to apply them - so sometimes a learner will take longer and work harder thinking they need to do that in order to create a complex image.
That often just ruins the effect.
The techniques do it all for you. Those split seconds all add up over time, over the four stages of a painting, and the techniques in combination all of their own provide the effects.
So a painting using advanced techniques has to have four stages?
The above answer included "four stages" to deal with this.
It's best explained by seeing the techniques in action. But essentially the answer is this: the best, quickest, and surest way to learn the techniques and their combinations is to use a four stage painting structure.
It has to be emphasised that this is ONLY so that you can learn them.
Once you learn them, of course, you can do whatever you like with them. One stage, three, four, a dozen or a hundred. But by far the best way to learn them, and produce that Professional Quality result, quickly, easily and surely, is to use four stages.
Fewer than four stages usually means the effects and results that you learn don't sink in. Any more than four would take a course that runs for a year. Four stages is the best, and absolutely all you need.
That easy and that quick? For TWELVE ADVANCED oil painting techniques?
Yes. That easy and that quick.
But you don't have to take anyone's word for it. Go into the course and have a look to see it all happen right there before your eyes.
This lesson is the first stage (there are four stages) of the "Atmosphere - Seaside" subject that we do in the course. You'll see here what are called "Day One" techniques - which you would have learned by this stage of the course. Therefore, this lessons appears in the course quite some way in.
You'll see here how freely you can begin to create your subject - and how easy it is, and how much fun it is to create with Advanced Techniques.
Once this stage is dry, we use other techniques to develop the image, and then to finish it.
Guiding you through the teaching in this course is Robert Bosler - creator of the painting in the header at the top of this page ("Spirit of a Lady Flying off to Sleep". Here is a brief background:
- Began painting professionally 1986
- Top painting sales price of $25,000
- Countless paintings sold worldwide
- Developer of the advanced Fine Art Techniques DVD sold into 38 countries
- Continual exhibitions in galleries and through his large Sydney studios
- Many of his exhibitions, or a single artwork, televised locally and nationally
- Established an investment art gallery in 1988 selling national and international investment works
- Author of three books on art, including "Guide to Teaching Art"
- Author of 4 novels
- Writer on matters of the Australian psyche and politics for the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper online
- Producer of premium quality DVDs to help you achieve with your art
- Developer of The Laws For Creativity
- First artist to reach over a million views about his art on YouTube
- Accomplished sculptor in marble, bronze and wood
View Robert's paintings and more at his website