Oil painting for beginners with artist Val Osborn. Number 1

Australia, 1989

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In this, the first of three videos, the Australian artist and teacher, Val Osborn, gives a step-by step guide to basic oil-painting techniques. Beginning with a brief history of Australian art from the time of the first settlers, to illustrate the special requirements of painting the Australian landscape, he then gives an introduction to the tools of the artist. Finally he demonstrates two exercises in creating three dimensions on a flat surface, a white billiard ball on a white background and a red apple, showing how to create highlights, mid-tones, shadow and drop shadow.

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Credits

co-producer

Leigh Kidd

Robert Dunn

Val Osborn

director

Leigh Kidd

production company

Coral Coast Video

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303528

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject category

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - Technique

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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