Expressive Techniques for Oil Painting

A course by Ana Laso Baeza
Artist Specialized in Oil Painting Techniques. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain.
Joined November 2018
, Artist Specialized in Oil Painting Techniques

Learn to paint vibrant and colorful works of art from scratch and explore creativity without limits

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 45 students

Learn to paint vibrant and colorful works of art from scratch and explore creativity without limits

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 45 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 lessons (3h 2m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Ana Laso's personal brand is a portal into her creative universe, where her no-holds-barred approach to painting welcomes mistakes as part of the overall oil painting adventure. In this course, she invites you into her world to explore expression and break the boundaries of your creativity.

Learn to create a still life with oil paint from start to finish. Find out how to come up with a concept, plan, and create your work of art using a range of expressive oil painting techniques bolstered by the experience, references, and secrets that your teacher shares with you.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Starting our work
  • U4
    U4. The canvas
  • U5
    U5. Final finishes
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin the course by getting to know more about Ana Laso's influences and her artistic background as she highlights some of the landmark moments in her career as a painter. She also shares key aspects of her constant training and development within the art world.

Next, get acquainted with the course materials and find inspiration to use in your first sketch. Make your own color wheel and value scale to create those delicate nuances in your still life.

Move on to searching for references for your piece using platforms such as Pinterest, then edit the file in Procreate and Photoshop to get the first sketch. Now it's time to pick up your pencil and start sketching your work on the canvas!

Using a selection of palette knives, paintbrushes, and oil paints, fill your canvas with color until it's ready for the finishing touches. Learn how to varnish and frame your work, and discover the possibilities for applying it to different products and formats.

Finally, Ana teaches you how to create the document that grants you the authorship of your work. Now you've got the skills and knowledge to create all your own oil paintings from scratch.

What is this course's project?

Create an oil painting on canvas, using a simplistic and beautiful reality as a springboard into deeper form and color, moving gradually through the phases of conceptualization, preparation, and creation of the work.

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in visual art in all its variations and, particularly, art lovers who are passionate about the infinite expressive possibilities that color holds.

What you need

You need paintbrushes, palette knives, acrylics, oils paints, and a canvas. A phone or a tablet will also be useful for browsing apps to find inspiration and create your first sketches.

Ana Laso Baeza

A course by Ana Laso Baeza

Artist Specialized in Oil Painting Techniques

Ana Laso is an artist specialized in oil painting techniques. Her passions revolve around the figurative and the abstract and her weakness is jazz music, which she reinterprets using color and expressiveness in her work.

She trained at the Taller del Prado, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and the Escuela de Arte Atenea, as well as the workshops of artists such as Miguel Coronado, Paco Abuja, and Salvador Antúnez del Cerro. She has exhibited in the major cities around Spain and several other countries in the Americas. Her constantly evolving artwork emanates a fresh and elegant style, with soft tones and silky strokes, evoking emotions through color and inspired by music.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Materials
    • The color
    • Value scale
    • Putting what you have learned into practice
  • U3

    Starting our work

    • Image search
    • Digital transformation of the image as a composition of form
    • Digital transformation of the color of the sketch already composed 1
    • Digital transformation of the color of the sketch already composed 2
  • U4

    The canvas

    • From digital sketch to pencil and compass on primed canvas: acrylic
    • Background and first spots 1
    • Background and first spots 2
    • Gestures and final color
    • Last details
  • U5

    Final finishes

    • Lined, varnished, framed, certified and reproduced on paper or canvas
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Expressive techniques in oil

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  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

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Expressive Techniques for Oil Painting. A Illustration course by Ana Laso Baeza

Expressive Techniques for Oil Painting

A course by Ana Laso Baeza
Artist Specialized in Oil Painting Techniques. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain.
Joined November 2018
  • 45 students