Your painting surface

This course is included in a "Studio Membership"
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Course features:
  • Instructor: Ethan
  • Experience Level: All
  • 5 videos
  • Course time: 1:02
Course overview
In this course, Ethan starts at the very beginning – the canvas you paint on.
You will learn the steps to properly prepare your canvas for the oil painting that will be put on top of it. If you do these steps correctly they will help you make better pictures. If you don’t, you’ll be frustrated as your canvas fights you during the picture making process.
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What do you get with membership?

Immediate access to everything!
7+ Hours of video instruction in the ever growing education library.
Every new Studio Member course that is produced and released.
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What's Currently Included in a
Studio Membership

7+ Hours

Specifically organized in a logical way to give the best instruction, starting at the very beginning

31 Videos

Easily navigate through each course. Go back and watch them again - in any order you like.

At Your Own Pace

Learn right at home. At your own pace, on your own schedule.

Course Lessons

Meet the instructor

Ethan Daniel

A contemporary painter from New York City. He also has a passion for teaching art and has taught thousands of people throughout the world with his online instruction.
He studied at the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts in New York City and the Florence Academy of Art, in Italy. As a student, he copied the masters extensively in museums in North America and Italy.
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Course reviews

I am amazed!! I am 58 years old and have never written a testimonial, until now. I have dabbled in art for about 40+ years and have collected many volumes on how to oil paint. 90% are of the “how to” variety. I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the directions that I am getting and thus becoming very suspicious. I ordered your information. I was enthralled!! For the first time someone was telling me WHY, not giving me their opinion! I am going to have a huge yard sale this spring and get rid of several thousand dollars of “useless” art books! Thank you and keep up the terrific work. You will never know how many questions you answered for me.” 
Wayne Williams, Crestview, FL
“Your information is like a passenger reading it to land a plane! All the pilots secrets are in there. it brings back those college days, where you we’re suppose to KNOW instinctively how to master the different medium. Boy, do you hit home.”
Bill Hegarty, Virginia