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Oil Painting for Seniors and Beginners
Oil painting is a fantastic hobby for seniors that don’t mind a bit of an artistic challenge. With that being said, there are many painters who will tell you that painting with oil is easier than painting with acrylic paint. Oil painting does have a bit of a longer learning curve than other forms of painting, and the materials will likely cost you more. Learning how to properly mix and thin the paints using solvents, maintaining safety with materials, handling brushes and / or palette knives, and keeping everything clean, are all challenges faced by beginner oil painters.
It's Never Too Late to Learn Oil Painting!
Let’s face it, you’re not going to be the next Rembrandt right out of the gate. Start with a small canvas and keep things simple by using just a few paint colors. Once you get a feel for the process, then you can slowly start adding more colors and experimenting with different techniques. If you are considering taking up oil painting as a hobby, there’s no better time to get started than right now. The videos we have listed below will give you a great introduction to beginner oil painting and will provide some insights into what paint colors, brushes, and painting techniques to use as a beginner.