Oil Painting: Create Surreal Landscapes

A course by Paul Neberra , Artist

Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2020

Learn to use oil paints to create a unique landscape, combining both realism and symbolism.

  • 94% positive reviews (54)
  • 1716 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to use oil paints to create a unique landscape, combining both realism and symbolism.

A course by Paul Neberra

Blur the line between reality and fiction to create an oil painting masterpiece with artist Paul Neberra. His work has been featured in several magazines and used for French brewery La Débauche’s branding.

In this course, Paul teaches you how to paint a dreamlike piece of artwork by releasing your creative potential. Learn the skills needed to build a textural landscape, paint a detailed and anatomically-correct eye, and work with grayscale. Explore imaginative ways to give different narratives to picturesque art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 13 downloads

Materials
7 minutes, 11 seconds
Eye Study
20 minutes, 22 seconds
Landscape Study
21 minutes, 23 seconds
Preparing the Canvas
5 minutes, 30 seconds
Getting Ready
7 minutes, 30 seconds
  • 94% positive reviews (54)
  • 1716 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 42m)
  • 13 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a surrealist oil painting of an all-seeing eye floating over mountains.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to explore creating art with oil paints.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing or painting skills are useful, but no previous knowledge is required.

In terms of materials you need a set of oil paints and brushes, solvent, brushes for varnish, a canvas, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


Reviews

1716 Students
54 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Paul Neberra

A course by Paul Neberra

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Artist

Paul Neberra is a self-taught artist from Portugal. After graduating with a degree in graphic design he began his career working as an illustrator, designer and then as a teacher of graphics-related software.

Surrealism has been a passion of Paul’s since he was a child and once he discovered Pop Surrealism everything fell into place. In 2013 he began pursuing his artistic career. Since then his work has been used on products such as beer cans for French brewery La Débauche, and featured in several magazines including on the cover of Heavy Metal magazine, in Catapult, and Beautiful Bizarre.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Oil painting

    • Materials
    • Mixing Medium and First Brush Strokes
    • Eye Study
    • Landscape Study
    • Preparing the Canvas
  • U3

    Painting the Surreal Landscape

    • Getting Ready
    • Underpainting
    • Painting the Eye 1
    • Painting the Eye 2
    • Merging the Eye With the Sky 1
    • Merging the Eye With the Sky 2
    • Finishing the Landscape 1
    • Finishing the Landscape 2
  • U4

    Finishing a Painting

    • Final Details 1
    • Final Details 2
    • Varnishing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Oil Painting: Create Surreal Landscapes

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Oil Painting: Create Surreal Landscapes. Illustration course by Paul Neberra

Oil Painting: Create Surreal Landscapes

A course by Paul Neberra
Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2020
  • 94% positive reviews (54)
  • 1716 students