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What the Comprehensive Course is about

- and why it is so different -
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Get the skills. Get the power. Feel the thrill.

You want to paint your subjects. Your way.

  • What are "Professional Quality" paintings?

    Paintings that most powerfully express who you are as an artist. Your vision made physical in the best way possible. The amateur struggles, is dissatisfied, and gets poor results. The professional knows exactly how to get that image onto canvas.

  • How do I paint powerfully and successfully?

    You cannot do it if you don't have the techniques. Techniques in oil painting are the same as notes and scales in music. If you don't know your notes and scales you cannot compose masterpieces. Same with painting.

  • How many techniques do most artists use?

    Three. There are twelve. This course is the only place where you get them all.

  • If I learn every technique, i can paint whatever I want, any way I want?

    Yes. But if you don't know how to combine them it will take you years to get them to work for you (A musician can know all the notes and scales but still only produce noise.) This course teaches you how to combine them so you get masterworks immediately.

  • So I get all of the 12 techniques and how to combine them?

    Yes. Different techniques in different combinations produces very different results. Once you learn the techniques and their powerful combinations you have the ability to choose which techniques and which combinations for any subject you want to create.

  • It sounds very difficult.

    It does "sound" difficult. Indeed. That's why it's rare that people know how to do it. That's why a lot of people paint poorly or are dissatisfied - because they don't have all the techniques, they don't have the combinations, and they THINK it's difficult. It's also why art teachers don't teach this way - they themselves don't know the techniques. But it's easier to paint using advanced techniques than it is to struggle with basic techniques.

  • Why is this course different?

    This course gives you all of the 12 techniques, and their successful combinations. Once you learn these you can paint any subject you want, any way you want. Other art teachers choose the subject and essentially say to you: "This is how i do it, you do it too." That means you are not being a true artist. You are simply copying their way of painting. You are merely a puppet. Other courses do not give you the unique sovereign power to create any image you want, any way you want. This one does.

  • How long does it take to learn the techniques?

    If oil paint dried instantly you could learn them all in a single day.

  • So why paint in oils?

    Because acrylic, watercolor or guache cannot physically do what oil paint can do. Because oil paint has a richness and is physically capable of producing effects you cannot otherwise do. And because when you create in oils you are a part of the great tradition of history. Great art masters are considered great because of the powerful and unique effects they achieve. Oil paint provides these effects.

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What subjects will I create?

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After this course you will be able to..

  • Create any subject you want, any way you want - unlike other courses where you can only paint that type of subject, that one way

  • Have your unique style show itself naturally - unlike other courses where you paint using the instructor's style

  • Be physically expressing your unique vision your way - unlike other courses where you are not given the skills (techniques and their combinations) to do this

  • Not be able to become a true artist by following any instructor's style or using their way of painting.

  • Become a true artist.

Advanced Oil Painting Techniques FAQ

  • 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.

Instructor Credentials

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

Course Curriculum

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  • 1


  • 2

    Preliminary Background Information

  • 3

    Before We Start Painting

    • General Information about creating art

    • How to handle color

    • How best to paint along with the lessons

  • 4

    Explanations For The Course Content

  • 5

    Painting Materials Information

  • 6

    Types of Techniques

    • Information about the types of techniques

    • A quick question ..

  • 7


    • Okay! We're painting!

  • 8

    Technique 1 - Dagger Stroke

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 9

    Technique 2 - Blending

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 10

    Technique 3 - Caress Stroke

    • Before we start

    • Learn the technique

  • 11

    Technique 4 - Painting Knife

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 12

    5x7 Four Boards - Practising Day One techniques

    • Before we start

    • 5x7 Four Boards - Practising Day One Techniques

  • 13


    • Stop Point One - critical information before continuing

  • 14

    5x7 Practise Boards - Cliffs & Sea

    • Before we start

    • Practising the techniques

  • 15

    Continuing Day One Practise

    • What we're doing and where we are up to

    • Considerations before continuing

  • 16

    16x12 - Bush or Forest Scene Day One

    • Before we start

    • Practising the techniques

  • 17

    16x12 - River with Distant Mountains Day One

    • Before we start

    • Day One creating

  • 18

    16x12 - Atmosphere - Seaside Day One

    • Before we start

    • Day One creating

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    • Why these techniques are different

  • 20

    Making Number Two Medium

    • Making Number Two Medium - repeated for your convenience

  • 21

    Technique 5 - Transparent Glazing

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 22

    Technique 6 - Opaque Glazing

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 23

    Technique 7 - Scumbling

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

  • 24

    5x7 Practising Stage 2

    • Before we start

    • Practising techniques Stage 2 - Pond & Face

    • Practising techniques Stage 2 - Cliffs & Sea

  • 25

    16x12 - Bush or Forest Scene Stage 2

    • Before we start

    • Creating the image - Stage 2

  • 26

    16x12 - River with Distant Mountains Stage 2

    • Before we start

    • Creating the image - Stage 2

  • 27

    STOP POINT TWO - Combinations So Far

    • The combinations so far - Stop Point Two

  • 28

    Technique 8 - Creative Knife

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

    • Practising the technique

  • 29

    Technique 9 - Creative Rag

    • Before we start

    • Learning the technique

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    Technique 10 - Wiping Off

    • Learning the technique

  • 31

    16x12 - Atmosphere - Seaside Stage 2

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    • What Stage 3 is all about

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    5X7 - Practising Stage 3

    • Cliffs & Pond Stage 3 preparation & explanation

    • Practising techniques - Cliffs & Pond Stage 3

    • Practising techniques - Sea & Face Stage 3

    • Practising techniques - Lakeside Scene

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    16x12 - Bush or Forest Scene Stage 3

    • Copy of Before we start

    • Discussing the image - Bush or Forest Scene Stage 3

    • Creating the image - Bush or Forest Stage 3

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    16x12 - River with Distant Mountains Stage 3

    • Before we start

    • Creating the image - River with Distant Mountains Stage 3

    • Creating the image - River with Distant Mountains Stage 3 Final

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    16x12 - Atmosphere - Seaside Stage 3

    • Creating the image - Atmosphere - Seaside Stage 3

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    • How to approach Stage 4

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    5x7 Cliffs & Pond - Practising Stage 4

    • Practising techniques - Cliffs & Pond Stage 4

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    5x7 - Sea & Face - Practising Stage 4

    • Practising techniques - Sea & Face Stage 4

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    16x12 - Bush or Forest Scene Stage 4

    • Bringing the image home - Bush or Forest Scene Stage 4

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    16x12 - River with Distant Mountains Stage 4

    • Bringing the image home - River with Distant Mountains Stage 4

  • 42

    16x12 - Atmosphere - Seaside Stage 4

    • Bringing the image home - Atmosphere - Seaside Stage 4

  • 43

    Technique 11 - Liner Stroke

    • Learning the technique

  • 44

    Technique 12 - Scribble Stroke

    • Learning the technique

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    • Adding and explaining accents

  • 46


    • Career guidance for your art after the course

    • Before you go ... (optional)

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Enrolment FAQ

  • Why is it so heavily discounted?

    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 of access 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 course access 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 on the Header above.

  • 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.

Everything you need

Over 15 hours of separate video information

And all made very easy for you, and very easy to follow. It's fun!