Take the First Step!

donna downey
July 1, 2017
August 10, 2017

start off with the basics!

watch the above video for a simple description of my personal basic oil painting supplies.

I added quick links to the above referenced supplies if you want more info.

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This First lesson in the Series walks you through the following steps:

  1. Preparing your surface
  2. Setting up your palette
  3. Basic composition: Rule of Thirds
  4. Basic color and proportion mapping
  5. Getting comfortable with a new medium
  6. Process of using thin layers to develop your design
  7. Basic Value: Darks Darker and your Lights Lighter
  8. Painting from the inside out and the outside in
  9. Signing your work
  10. Easy Clean Up Demo
Setting up your Palette
Basic Composition and Proportion
Mapping in your color
Developing Value and the Push and Pull of color

Develop your painting skills and open yourself up to discovering a new medium. I cannot say enough how excited i am to take you on this new experience in painting and i look forward to helping you build your skills and grow as an Artist.

Sign up today and begin the first step of your journey in oil painting

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Donna Downey is a New Jersey native now living and working out of her studio in Huntersville, NC. As a painter, bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force, she is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected elements into meaningful pieces of self-expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her love of teaching with her passion for art and brings this to women via workshops and events around the world. Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking risks that push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art. Her work can be found in private and public collections around the world.