Impasto Rooster in Oil

Skill Level: 1 Beginner, 2 Intermediate
Medium: Oil Painting
Subject: Animals
Tutor: Nolan Clark
Class Length: 2 Hours 32 Minutes


Class Description

Immerse yourself in this engaging oil painting lesson where you’ll master the art of creating a lively rooster portrait using impasto style techniques. Throughout this class, you’ll learn how to effectively use painting knives to add depth and texture, bringing your rooster to life with vibrant colors and intricate details.

During the class you will learn:

  • How to paint a textured background (using brushes)
  • How to paint using knives (explanation for beginners)
  • How to sketch the rooster freehand
  • How to paint various textures using different size knives
  • Which knife to use when
  • and much more..

For the class you will need:

  • Canvas. I have used an 18″ x 14″ (45cm x 36cm)
  • I have used acrylic paint for the background, but you can use oil if you prefer. The colours are : Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Raw Umber, Sap Green & Cerulean Blue)
  • For the rooster I used these oil paints: Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Viridian Green & Phthalo Blue
  • Brushes : 1.5″ (38cm) Hardware brush, 1″ (2.5cm) Pastry brush, 3/4″ (1.5cm) Soft flat and a 1/4″ (0.5 cm) soft filbert
  • Painting Knives : various sizes



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