Draw Your Own Masterpiece: Learn How to Paint a Sailing Regatta with Oil Paint

The previous oil painting lesson video fully describes the technique with the help of which the «Sailing regatta» is painted. L. Afremov is the artist whose painting was used as an example.

I have painted this picture with a great pleasure quickly enough. And the main thing is that I am really happy with the result.

I will briefly tell you how to work on this painting and how to make this work efficient.
In the beginning of the work you can wipe the canvas with a cloth dipped into the linseed oil.

You will need the following paints for this oil painting workshop:

  • White
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Lemon
  • Cadmium Red
  • Lake Pigment Red strong
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Sky Blue
  • Phthalocyanine Blue
  • Cobalt Green
  • Phthalocyanine Green
  • Raw Sienna
  • So let`s start our free oil painting lesson.

Start painting with the top of the canvas. I mean, first paint the sky with blue, light blue and violet shades.
As you «move» downwards, paint the sky with the paler shades – add the great amount of white.

Then there is an important moment of our art painting lesson:
Since the technique we are using is quite pastous, there should be no paint in the place where the sailboats will be painted. You should not paint the sky above the sailboats.

You should the sailboats on the clean and dry canvas. In order to paint the sailboats, use a small palette knife (the one with a sharp tip would be the best).

Paint the sea under the sailboats with the light shades of Phthalocyanine Blue, Cobalt Blue, White and Sky Blue (you can also add the Cobalt violet).

p.s.: Please, read and watch video “Sunset over the sea”, for better understanding of  this technique.

That is all. Our free oil painting lesson online is over.





2 responses to “Draw Your Own Masterpiece: Learn How to Paint a Sailing Regatta with Oil Paint”

  1. Sophie Turner Avatar
    Sophie Turner

    What inspired you to choose a sailing regatta as your subject for this painting?

    1. admin Avatar

      I have always had a fascination with the sea and the beauty of boats sailing in the wind. The energy and excitement of a regatta was the perfect subject for capturing movement and color in my painting.