This is not a complete list by any means, but should provide a more detailed view of some of the particular skills and knowledge focused upon during lessons.
Can you draw what you actually see?
Learn to make drawings based upon pure observation
Which parts are important and which parts are not?
Learn to select and draw the important parts of a subject
Can you get the parts right?
Learn to draw things in proportion
How can you make realisistic drawings?
Learn to use tone to make objects appear solid and real
How can you make objects fit the picture?
Learn to bring objects into an effective relationship with their surroundings
Blending and Value Lessons
How do you paint soft skin or fading skies?
Learn to make smooth and gradual changes in the painted surface
How do you make realistic paintings?
Learn to recreate real and solid objects in paint
Do the things you paint look like cardboard cut-outs?
Learn to soften the edges of objects and shadows
What should you mix into the oil paint?
Learn to use oil and turpentine to give oil paint an effective consistency
Colour Mixing Lessons
What is the best way to mix oil paint?
Learn to use a palette and palette knife effectively
What colours can I make by mixing paints?
Learn how to mix the primary colours to make secondary colours
Learn how to mix the primary colours to make browns and blacks
Learn to use the primary colours and white to recreate real colours precisely
Learn to use the primary colours and white to make imagined colours precisely
Alla Prima Oil Painting Lessons
Does oil painting have to take a long time?
Learn to make a full-colour oil painting from start to finish in only a few hours
I want to see the brush strokes in my paintings
Learn to make vibrant and expressive oil paintings
What are the stages of making an oil painting?
Learn to build an oil painting in the correct sequence
Can you get the colours right on the canvas?
Learn to mix and test colours whilst making an oil painting
Learn to adjust colours on a painting
Learn to combine colour, light and dark effectively
Layered Oil Painting Lessons
What are the stages of a layered oil painting?
Learn to make the first layer of an oil painting
Learn to make the second layer of an oil painting
Learn to make final additions and adjustments to a layered oil painting
How much oil should I mix into a layered painting?
Learn how to make and use medium for the first layer of an oil painting
Learn how to make and use medium for the second layer of an oil painting
Impasto Oil Painting Lessons
Learn to make paintings with thick and rich oil paint
Learn to use impasto medium
Learn to make oil paintings with painting knives
Learn to create movement and texture in an oil painting with a painting knife
Learn to use a painting knife to create edges
Learn to blend areas of an oil painting using a painting knife
Learn to create balance and harmony in a painting
Learn to lead the viewer's eye
Learn to select the correct canvas for a painting
Learn to use lighting to create effective compositions
Learn to use complementary colours in a painting
Learn what 'colour families' are and how to use them in a painting
Ideas, Feelings and Communication Lessons
Learn how to work out your ideas for paintings
Learn to develop your own approach to painting
Learn to clarify your artistic purpose
Additional Elements Lessons
Learn to use glazes to enhance or adjust an oil painting
Learn how to varnish an oil painting
Learn to use additional oil painting media
Learn about additional possibilities of oil painting and how to use unusual techniques
Beginners to Advanced