NEW ONLINE COURSE > Transform Your Oil Painting Skills: Your Easy Guide to Water-Mixable Oils


Lori’s first long-awaited online course is now available!

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Welcome to Lori’s Fine Art Tips School and discover the secrets of oil painting with Certified Master Artist and popular Online Success Coach, Lori McNee.

Lori’s first long-awaited course, “Transform Your Oil Painting Skills: Your Guide to Water-Mixable Oils” is now available with a special discount for Fine Art Tips readers below!

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Unlock a healthier and more sustainable approach to oil painting with Lori McNee, a certified Master Artist in water-mixable oils. This fun and informative course is designed for artists of all levels, from beginners to advanced painters who are excited to explore solvent-free oil painting. With Lori as your guide, you’ll learn how to create stunning oil paintings using water-mixable, solvent-free, safe, and environmentally friendly oils.

Say goodbye to the harsh chemicals and fumes of traditional oil paints, and embrace a safer and more eco-conscious method of painting. Discover the essential techniques and skills to unleash your creative potential and transform your oil painting skills.

Join now and start your journey to becoming a water-mixable oil painting expert!

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

Introduction to Water-mixable Oils:

  • Explanation of solvent-free painting and an overview of water-mixable, solvent-free oil painting

The Benefits:

  • Advantages of water-mixable oil paints
  • Considerations when choosing the best brand for oneself

Overview of Water-Mixable Oil Painting Mediums:

  • Introduction to oil mediums and their importance in water-mixable oil painting
  • Explanation of various water-mixable oil painting mediums available on the market
  • Demonstration of using the mediums in solvent-free painting

The WMO Rules:

  • Importance of respecting oil painting principles for archival quality
  • Solvent-free painting demonstration

The Dos and Don’ts of WMO:

  • Explanation of the dos and don’ts of water-mixable oil painting

Myths About WMO Debunked:

  • Informative video explaining the truth about water-mixable oil paints
  • Discussion on whether acrylics and WMO mix together
  • Video demonstration and information on how to paint WMO over acrylic

Basic Materials and Equipment Needed:

  • Explanation of substrates for WMO painting and how to prepare them
  • Demonstration on how to make muslin painting panels
  • Introduction to unique tools for painting with solvent-free oil paints
  • Discussion on the best paintbrushes and easels for water-mixable oil painting

Picking Your Paints:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a water-mixable oil brand
  • Helpful article on how to pick the right colors for painting projects
  • A handout explaining the difference between student grade and artist grade paints

Choosing an Artist’s Palette:

  • Discussion on the various types of artist palettes and their benefits and drawbacks
  • Extra blog posts on making an artist’s taboret from an old TV stand

Getting to Know Your Paints:

  • Demonstration of organizing paints using a Split Primary Palette
  • Explanation of the difference between a Split Primary Palette and a Limited Palette

Alla Prima vs Layering Techniques:

  • Comparison between the two types of oil painting methods
  • Explanation of the ‘Fat Over Lean’ technique in water-mixable oil painting
  • Alla prima painting demonstration

Layering/Glazing Demo:

  • Explanation of layering and glazing techniques in oil painting.
  • Demonstration of layering techniques using mixed media mark-making and indirect methods to create depth and luminosity in a painting

Bonus Demo and Valuable Information:

  • Discussion on varnishing options for water-mixable oils
  • Short video of plein air painting in winter conditions using water-mixable oil paints, with tips for painting in freezing temperatures
  • Lesson on how to properly clean paintbrushes, hands, and studio after a painting session


  • Wrap-up of the course and helpful links/resources for further learning and inspiration.

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