Overview of styles

Wet on wet


This technique is developed and improved by Bob Ross. It's a technique where you use a medium like "liquid white" to blend your colors on the canvas. Typical by this technique is that they use big brushes to paint a lot of things like the sky, clouds and foliage....


In addition some other mediums exist to make different effects on the canvas. One can use a transparant medium named "liquid clear" and a dark medium called "liquid black" which is used to paint something with a dark background.

Australian fine art


The Australian fine art technique is a combination of different techniques to get a more professional outcome with your painting(s). The basic painting layer exists out a very light colored paint in which they add a lot of effects, a lot of "movement", a lot of brush regions. They let everything dry and later they add different layers of glazing(s).

Classic painting technique


The classic painting technique dates from centuries ago. The preparation of the canvas was extremely important. Once they had prepared the canvas the artist added layer by layer(s) paint in different techniques. They started with dark colors and added light colors and glazes.


Some artists like Hunter used a lot of different layers of glazes to realize beautiful paintings.  

Name Technique Wet on Wet Australian Fine Art Classic painting techniqe
Canvas preparation Use of Liquid White/dark or clear Minimal, basic coat Good preperation of the canvas, they often start to add a basic color on the white canvas
Use of brushes They use a lot of big brushes A variety of brushes A big variety of brushes
Use of paint and mediums?  The base coat is the way the artist blend colors into each other. First they look for the right color on the palet en then they use the base coat to paint the work.   In the first stage the artist start with a light color of paint and makes the texture of the painting. Later he they add a lot of glazes and sometimes scumble mixes. The classic painter use a lot of glazes to make a classic work.

The oil colour book - English version - Winsor & Newton

The oil colour book - German version - Winsor & Newton

The oil colour book - Swedish version - Winsor & Newton

The oil colour book - Italian version - Winsor & Newton

The oil colour book - Spanish version - Winsor & Newton


Artist Technique Link
Bill Alexander

Founder of wet on wet style in OILS

Bob Ross Wet on wet in OILS  
Bob Ross Season 1 Bob Ross Season 15 Bob Ross Season 29
Bob Ross Season 2 Bob Ross Season 16 Bob Ross Season 30
Bob Ross Season 3 Bob Ross Season 17 Bob Ross Season 31
Bob Ross Season 4 Bob Ross Season 18  
Bob Ross Season 5 Bob Ross Season 19  
Bob Ross Season 6 Bob Ross Season 20  
Bob Ross Season 7 Bob Ross Season 21  
Bob Ross Season 8 Bob Ross Season 22  
Bob Ross Season 9 Bob Ross Season 23  
Bob Ross Season 10 Bob Ross Season 24  
Bob Ross Season 11 Bob Ross Season 25  
Bob Ross Season 12 Bob Ross Season 26  
Bob Ross Season 13 Bob Ross Season 27  
Bob Ross Season 14 Bob Ross Season 28  
Tim Gagnon Modern art style in ACRYLICS  Tutorials
Len Hend Wet on wet in ACRYLICS (and OILS)  Tutorials
Stuart Davies Classical style - Tonal impressionism in OILS  Tutorials
Richard Robinson Classical style in OILS  Tutorials
Mural Joe Modern art in ACRYLICS and others  
Chuck black Modern art, classic technique in ACRYLICS  
Color by Feliks Modern art, in ACRYLICS and OTHERS  

Other painting videos:

Main videos: INDEX + Paint a wave + different painting styles


Lesson 01: Dick Proenneke tribute 


Lesson 1: Wilson Bickford Knife Painting Techniques



Lesson 2: Wilson Bickford Misty Landscape Painting Techniques 


Lesson 3: Modern seascape 


Lesson 4: Wilson Bickford Chickadee Painting Techniques - Intermediate/Advanced


Lesson 5: Kierons Malaysia pic demo's


Lesson 6: Aysgarth lower falls 


Lesson 7: Wilson Bickford: Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting Lesson - Autumn Barn 


Lesson 8: Wilson Bickford: How to Paint a Sunset Sky 


Lesson 9: Yorkshire dales 


Lesson 10: Wilson Bickford : How to Paint Submerged Rocks 


Lesson 11: The Wilson Bickford Signature Series Complete Brush and Tool Set


Lesson 12: How to Paint Tree Bark 


Lesson 13: How to Paint Shadow Clouds


Lesson 14: Paint-Along: How to Paint a Waterfall in Oils 


Lesson 15: Amazon rainforest part 1 


Lesson 16: How to Paint a Green Meadow w/ Wilson Bickford


Lesson 17: How to Paint Believable Rocks


Lesson 18: How to Paint Trees 


Lesson 19: How to Paint a Simple Blue Sky


Lesson 20: Culzean castle scotland


Lesson 21: How to Use a Script Liner Brush 


Lesson 22: How to Paint Realistic Snow Textures


Lesson 23: How to Paint Lakeside Birch Trees 


Lesson 24: Oil Painting Tutorial: Painting Glazes 


Lesson 25: Oil Painting Lesson with Jack Kolber - Summer At The Lake


Lesson 26: Oil Painting Tutorial: Mediums- Fat over Lean + Layered Glazing- Self Portrait


Lesson 27: Basic Oil Painting Tutorial: The Oil painting palette 


Lesson 28: How to Oil Paint, FREE Oil Painting Lesson "Winter" Michael Thompson


Lesson 29: Mystic Midnight Landscape Oil Painting Lesson


Lesson 30:  Live Oil Painting Tutorial: Cuillins Sunset Part 1 


Lesson 31: Woodland Dawn oil painting lesson by Alan Kingwell with music by Ben Kingwell


Lesson 32: Oil Painting Lesson - President's Putt Part 1 & 2 & 3


Lesson 33: Oil Painting Tutorial: Painting with Freedom


Lesson 34: Choosing Your Support For Your Oil Painting with Katie Blackwell


Lesson 35: Clain your paint brushes 


Lesson 36: Choosing Colors for a Painting + After the Underpainting + How to Paint the Underpainting for your Oil Painting  + Adding Details at the End of a Painting + Painting Clouds in Oil Paints + Guidelines for Finding Correct Proportions + Learning About Turpentines and Oil Painting Accessories and Starting a Portrait in Oil with Katie Blackwell


Lesson 37: Wet on wet style oil painting 


Lesson 38: Painting sunsets 


Lesson 39: Painting Roses 


Lesson 40: Painting Windows 


Lesson 41: Oil painting lesson: paint a wave 


Lesson 42: Painting Dew (drops) 


Lesson 43: Painting (distant) Birch trees 


Lesson 44: Painting sun rays 


Lesson 45: Painting a Waterfall 


Lesson 46: Painting Leaf trees 


Lesson 47: Painting Fir trees 


Lesson 48: Painting Clouds 


Lesson 49: Picking the Right Brushes for Oil Painting with Katie Blackwel 


Lesson 50: How to Avoid Muddy Oils + Student Grade Paint vs Professional Grade Paint Art Tips + Learning about Oil Paint Mediums with Katie Blackwell