Oil and Acrylic Painting Workshops

The objective of these workshops is to develop an understanding of the oil medium and application of oil colours on oil sketching papers. Oil sketching papers are used as this surface is cheaper compared to canvas board or canvas cloth. These workshops covered the following topics :

  • How to start oil painting with linseed oil
  • Why is turpentine used in oil painting ?
  • What care is to be taken for making the brushes long lasting ?
  • To know why to start from darker shade to lighter shade.
  • Acrylic painting is done on handmade paper & on canvas.
  • Comparative knowledge of using both the mediums.
  • Why do oil paints take a longer time to dry compared to Acrylic colours ?
  • To know the characteristics of colours, their consistency, uses of oil mediums i.e. linseed oil & turpentine.
  • From the variety of brushes available, hog hair brushes are used for oil painting.
  • Work starts from a darker tone to lighter tone.
  • Oil painting is done by application of layers of colours. Next layer of colour is applied after drying the first layer.

Pictures from the workshops

oil and acrylic painting workshops organised by Art India Foundation
- 2009

pictures from craft workshops for children by Art India Foundation - 2010