Ready to Discover How to Develop an Oil Painting by using a Step-by-Step Process? and then how to move onto the Alla Prima wet-into-wet method to create a more painterly approach?

'How to Start a Painting - From Blank Canvas to Finished Work' will help you understand the painting process as you learn how to build your painting in eight different stages. You will also discover how to work with the 'wet-into-wet' Alla Prima method to create a painterly approach to your painting.


Watch the video below to learn more about it!

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"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND LIVIA's painting tutorials."

"I was a novice with little painting experience before Livia's lessons. The guidance and tools she delivers in her lessons have improved my painting substantially and have helped me create beautiful paintings that I am proud of! I would highly recommend Livia as an art tutor" - Michal Sharvit

In this course, you'll  learn how you can create an oil painting by using an eight-step painting process, from selecting and assessing your subject to adding final details to your work.

We are going to dive into the stages of a painting, based on the traditional method of the Grisaille to study tonal values and create a strong foundation to your painting, on the first part of this course.

You will learn how to mix colours by using the complementary colour concept and how to mix beautiful greys.

Then we apply the 'massing and simplification concept' to block-in the big shapes. 

On the second part of the course, we move on to the second painting demo in which you will work with the wet-into-wet method called Alla-Prima to create a loose, painterly approach to your painting.

Then, by watching the demos and doing the exercises proposed for you there, you'll learn how to apply all these techniques.  

Course Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes (divided into 10 videos lessons).

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Paintings by Joaquin Sorolla

what you will learn:

  • The stages of a painting and how to structure your work by using a traditional method of painting

  • How to use the Cropping/Selecting Process to choose and assess your subject

  • How to create a value study and how you can benefit from that

  • How to use Leonardo DaVinci's Grid System to draw on the canvas

  • How to create a value-based underpainting

  • How to mix greys

  • How to use the complementary colour concept to mix beautiful colours

  • How to work with the massing and simplification to block in colours

  • How to work with two different painting processes to create paintings you will be proud of

  • What is Alla Prima and how to work 'wet-into-wet' to create a painterly approach to your painting

  • How to apply the reflected colour techniques to harmonise your painting

  • And more!

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"My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting"

"Livia's painting knowledge and experience is vast. She can successfully teach anyone from very beginners to advanced students. Her colour theory and technical teaching has given me a great foundation in which to carry on by myself. The result is that I have become a confident painter with the technical tools and understanding necessary to follow my creative desires whilst still having plenty of room to develop. My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting. Thank you Livia!"

Fiona Temple - to see Fiona's art, click here


Premium Video Lessons

Premium videos are longer and cover much more information than my YouTube videos. I put a lot of energy and effort in my courses so that you can have a complete learning experience. You'll learn the principles and concepts as well as its implementation through practice.

This course is divided into 10 lessons so that you don't get overwhelmed with one long video and can go back to any lesson and watch it again and again at anytime. I've also added some bonus material at the end of the course which you will find it very useful. It's about colour mixing and primary colours.

The videos are High Definition.


I've developed a variety of exercises to help you learn the information and build your skills as you apply the techniques. The video demos show you step-by-step how to develop the exercises.

Workbook and Templates

You'll also get a workbook with assignments and templates that complement the video demos. These worksheets and templates will assist you so that you can implement what you've learned with ease.

Downloads are all in PDF format and compatible with all systems.

Painting Demonstrations

I explain step-by-step of what I'm doing and why. I also develop graphics that overlay my painting when I want to explain how the principles work together when I'm creating a painting.


The videos are compatible across all your devices, anytime, anywhere. It's a user-friendly platform.

The course is self-paced! So you can join in when you want and finish on your schedule! You can come back to the videos and watch them over-and-over. You have lifetime access! Yes, forever!


Lifetime access enables you to enjoy all course content with any online device!


"She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level"

"I would thoroughly recommend Livia to anyone who wants help to advance their painting. Whatever level you are at, complete beginner through to helping you advance your skills further. She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level. Not only is she a talented artist she is talented in passing on that knowledge to others.

Thanks Livia for all your help! I hugely appreciate it and I wouldn't be where I am today without your help!"

Georgette Thompson - to see Gerogette's art, click here


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Hi, I'm Livia!

I've been a professional artist and art tutor for 18 years. Painting and helping people discover their potential, develop their skills to paint and create works of art that they are proud of are my passion.

As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in Nature and transitory moments.

Part of my process before I begin painting is to collect information and feelings about my subject and develop quick tonal value sketches to study depth and form and plan the best composition.

Then I analyse colours and textures and try to represent it with the fewest strokes to bring simplicity, poetry and beauty onto the canvas.

My goal with every finished work is to capture nature’s transitoriness and liveliness and immortalise these elements through my colours and brushwork.

The key to that begins in understanding value and value relationships well. That is one of the most important skills a painter should develop if they want to take their painting to the next level.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is $97 a monthly fee?

No. this is not a subscription. It's a one-time payment and you have lifetime access to this course.

+ Can I download the videos?

Yes! Each video is downloadable as a mp4 file. You don't need to download them though. You can always log in to your member's area and watch there. Please, don't share the videos and downloads. Each purchase helps me create more videos like these. There is a lot of work and effort in producing them.

+ Are there subtitles in my language?

No. However, I might be able to get you the transcripts of the lessons so that you can download it and translate to whatever language you want by using Google Translate. You can send me an email if you'd like the transcripts to be available.

+ When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

+ How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

+ What if I'm traveling? Can I still get in?

yes! The course is self-paced. You determine when you start and when you finish. If you're traveling, you can start when you're back to your home sweet home!

+ Who is this for?

For anyone willing to grow in their art and have a better understanding of the principles and theories necessary to develop their skills and how to apply them to their painting. Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

+ What is the course running time?

Course Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes (divided into 10 videos lessons).

+ Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?

No. This includes only 'How to Start a Painting - From Blank Canvas to Finished Work' lessons. However, you will get all the updates I do for this course.

+ Can I share these videos?

No. Each purchase helps me create more videos and more content like these. So, please, don't share.

+ Can I get this as a DVD?

At the moment, I'm offering this only as an online course.

+ What's the difference between your premium courses and your free YouTube videos?

My premium online courses are designed to give the students a detailed understanding of a specific subject. They are downloadable, and include normal speed extended videos, assignment demos, workbooks, templates and transcripts. The principles and rules are broken down into easy-to-follow lessons with plenty of graphics and visuals to help you understand them with ease. Also the lessons are hosted on an awesome platform, which gives the student a great experience.

+ Can I do the exercises proposed in other mediums?

Yes, you can. This is suitable for Oil and Acrylic. However, some parts of the lessons will be more applicable to oils.

+ What's your refund policy?

We offer a 14 day money back guarantee if you're unhappy with the course for any reason. If you watched the videos and didn't think it was worth the money just let me know and I'll give you a full refund. The only condition is that you have not downloaded the lessons. Please contact if you have a problem or want a refund.