I’ve developed my painting technique over many years and enjoy creating vibrant and photo-realistic oil paintings. Even if you are a total novice to painting with oils, you needn’t feel intimidated or afraid, as there is something for everyone in my online oil painting tutorials. I will teach you all you need to know, from the oil painting basics of setting up your palette and colour mixing, through to being confident enough to paint a detailed water scene, with surface movement and reflections.
Members of my Online Art School also have the opportunity to join the dynamic Art School Forum. Here, you can meet like-minded artists from around the world, share your artwork, and receive support and critique from myself and my friendly team. There’s also a dedicated forum for each tutorial so that you can easily find help with specific tutorial related topics.
Once you become a member, all of my oil painting tutorials are available to watch instantly online, so there’s no need to spend time downloading. To ensure that you get the best experience, it is advisable to have a reasonable internet connection.
On average a full length tutorial for members of my Art School, is between 5-7 hours, with no time-lapse content at all.
MJS Oil Painting Awards
Exclusively for members of the Online Art School, the MJS Oil Painting Awards provides students with an exciting opportunity to showcase their paintings to a worldwide audience. There’s also some very special prizes up for grabs, including; a set of Winsor & Newton paints, a Michael James Smith set of paintbrushes and signed Michael James Smith oil painting prints.
To find out more and to vote for your favourite painting, click here.