7 of the Best Oil Painting Demonstration Videos on YouTube


Here are 7 of the best oil painting demonstration videos on YouTube. We are lucky at the moment to have so much art education readily available to us. 

We now have almost direct access to some of the top artists from around the world. Some of these artists have spent thousands of hours perfecting their craft and attended top art schools. 

There is so much to learn from these artists, especially if you do not have the opportunity to go to a top art school yourself.

Watch these artists and try and see what techniques you can ‘steal’. So let’s get into 7 of the best oil painting videos on YouTube (there are many more, but these are videos I found particularly useful): 

1. Emerald Bay by Vladimir Volegov

I am a huge fan of Vladimir Volegov. He is an extremely talented oil painter who specializes in romantic female portraits. Notice how he combines fine rendering and brushwork with a looser, more impressionistic background.


2. Oil Landscape Painting Demonstration (Artist Unknown)

Unfortunately, the artist was not disclosed in this video. However, whoever it is, he has an amazing oil painting technique. He paints with beautiful confidence and boldness which you rarely see.

Oil Landscape Painting Demonstration

3. Winter Light, Plein Air Oil Painting by Andy Dolphin

This is a beautiful plein air demonstration by Andy Dolphin. He provides some insightful commentary throughout the video of his process.

For those of you interested in plein air painting or simply trying to loosen up your painting style, this video is a worthwhile watch.

"Winter Light", plein air oil painting by Andy Dolphin

4. Landscape Painting a Day by Peter Fiore

Peter Fiore: Landscape Painting a Day (10 min)

This is one of the few videos by Peter Fiore that I could find on YouTube. I love his style and beautiful landscape paintings. This is a great 10-minute oil painting demonstration.

5. Seascape Demonstration in Oils by Roos Schuring

Seascape demonstration in oils by artist Roos Schuring

Roos Schuring is a leading plein air painter and a master of painting impressionist landscape scenes.

6. Workshop by Jeff Watts

Friday Night Workshop - May 16, 2014

Jeff Watts is a brilliant artist and teacher. He is the founder of the Watts Atelier. This is a casual but extremely insightful oil painting demonstration. It goes for over 3 hours and there is nothing cut out, so you may need to skip some of it.

7. Demonstration by Bato Dugarzhapov

Master-class of oil painting/ BATO DUGARZHAPOV #i_like_art

Few people have discovered this video but I found it to be amazing. Watch from start to finish and notice how he paints the scene, then wipes down the canvas and paints the scene in a different way. He repeats this a number of times without hesitation, showing how instinctive his painting ability is.

Thanks for Reading!

I appreciate you taking the time to read this post and I hope you found it helpful. Feel free to share it with friends. If you ever want to learn more, check out my Painting Academy course.

Happy painting!

Dan Scott

Draw Paint Academy

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8 comments on “7 of the Best Oil Painting Demonstration Videos on YouTube”

  1. I think it’s a lot more useful and instructive to see the subject/model/reference-photo the painter is working from so you can see how they approach rendering that particular problem.

  2. “Simplify drawing and painting” is by far and I really mean by far the best, most concise, easy to follow and useful to all levels of oil painter.
    I’ve watched many of the others but none explain in clear detail like Alex. The others seem very much to be on an ego trip compared to simplify tbh.


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