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Learn to Oil Paint with a Palette Knife



In this video series, artist Paul Richmond breaks down the fundamentals of oil painting with a palette knife into 10-minute exercises that will help you learn the skills of this popular technique. Students will create one original painting from start-to-finish during this course, each lesson containing another step in the process.


Video Lessons



These are the recommended materials for this course. It isn't necessary that you have these exact brands, and you are welcome to work with other mediums if you'd prefer. The topics covered in this workshop can be practiced with any 2D medium of your choice.

  • One stretched canvas (Paul will be using 12" x 16")
  • Oil paints
  • Liquin Original 
  • Odorless Turpenoid
  • Brushes, palette knife, and palette
  • Glass jar
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler


Reference Photos


About the Instructor