Landscape Painting in Oil

with Thorgrimur Einarsson

This online workshop is designed to provide you with all the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to create expressive landscape paintings in oil. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced painter, you'll find something valuable in this course. Your instructor Thorgrimur Einarsson will take you through his full working process, as he explains and demonstrates key details, such as deciding on composition, photographing the landscape, making pre-sketches, creating a finished oil painting and varnishing the final piece.

  • 2 hours and 40 mins of instructional content

  • Open to all levels

  • Life-time access with unlimited streaming

  • Audio: English

  • 20+ Reference photos to paint from

  • Downloadable handbook

Exploring the Landscape

Landscape Painting in Oil with Thorgrimur Einarsson I Trailer

Painting Giveaway!

Deadline for entry 15th March

Win an original oil painting! When you complete this online workshop and leave a review you'll automatically be entered into our painting giveaway. To celebrate the release of Thorgrimur Einarsson's first online workshop he'll be giving away this signed landscape painting demo, which he painted during one of our art retreats in Tuscany. You have until the 15th March to enter, the winner will be selected at random, and announced in the Community Section on 20th March. Good luck!
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What this course is about and what you will learn!

Learn how to paint expressive landscape paintings in oil. During this online course Thorgrimur Einarsson will demonstrate his landscape painting process, you will learn specific techniques which Thorgrimur has developed throughout his career as an artist. Thorgrimur will guide you through the entire process of creating an oil painting, from selecting your subject matter to adding the final touches. You will learn how to choose the right materials, mix and layer colors, and create depth and texture to bring your landscapes to life. He will also guide you through important topics, such as color theory, values, edges and composition, showing you how these tools come together to create a finished oil painting. The aim of this workshop is to enhance your ability to see nature with an artist's eye, taking inspiration from what's in front of you, and using artistic interpretation in order to create paintings with movement and expression. This online workshop is accessible to anyone, anywhere. You can take it at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home. Whether you're a busy professional, a student, or a stay-at-home parent, you'll be able to fit this course into your schedule and progress at your own pace.

What's included?

Thorgrimur will start by introducing himself, and talking about which artists have inspired him. He will then take you out into the Icelandic countryside, and show you how he decides on a composition, whilst photographing and sketching the landscape. Thorgrimur will then take you back to his studio where he will explain his materials to you, as well as give a demonstration on how to prepare and tone your panel. From here, he will show you how he would normally go about editing a photo, this stage enables you to study your reference and decide which areas are particularly important and which ones you want to change. As Thorgrimur creates the final painting, he will guide you through his technique, showing you how he would normally approach a landscape painting in oil. He will give regular explanations about his painting process throughout this course, and end the workshop with some final advice, as well as a demonstration on glazing. You will have access to a selection of reference photographs which Thorgrimur has taken and chosen for you to practice with. Once you join this workshop you will have life-time access and can re-do this course whenever you want to. You can also share your progress in the Community Section, and connect with other like-minded creatives!

Workshop Overview

  1. 1
    • Overview

    • An Introduction to Thorgrimur Einarsson

  2. 2
    • Finding the Composition & Photographing the Landscape

    • Sketching the Subject

  3. 3
    • Materials Overview

    • How to Tone your Panel

  4. 4
    • Editing the Photo

  5. 5
    • The Underpainting

    • Painting the Subject

    • Painting the Background

    • Painting the Foreground

    • Adding the Final Details

  6. 6
    • Glazing

  7. 7
    • Some Final Advice from Thor

Thorgrimur Einarsson

Your instructor for this workshop

Thorgrimur is a professional artist based in Iceland, who focuses on landscape, figurative and wildlife painting in oil. Born in Reykjavík in 1980, he spent his teens composing and performing music before enrolling at the School of Audio Engineering in London at the age of 23. After London, musical aspirations led him to the Royal Conservatory in den Haag, Holland, from where he graduated in 2010. However, having acquired an interest in oil painting during his stay, he found he was further able to articulate his creative outlet in a visual medium. Since then he has almost exclusively focused his attention on oil paintingand has exhibited his work in multiple group and solo exhibitions.
Thorgrimur Einarsson bio

Course Reviews

All of these reviews are written by students who took this workshop

5 star rating

Great content!

Rose Setchell

I truly enjoyed watching Thor’s process from start to finish. I admire his artwork very much and always wondered about the thought process behind it. The vid...

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I truly enjoyed watching Thor’s process from start to finish. I admire his artwork very much and always wondered about the thought process behind it. The video is very well put together, lots of information, not too short or too long. I’m so glad I purchased it. Thank you!

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5 star rating

Great demo

Sandra Ziemski

Enjoyed the video and painting, especially how it was broken down into shorter sections. Learned a few new things and especially enjoyed the greens you were...

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Enjoyed the video and painting, especially how it was broken down into shorter sections. Learned a few new things and especially enjoyed the greens you were able to mix using Viridian.

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5 star rating

Learnt a lot!

David Chavez

I love this workshop, Thorgrimur is a great artist. I've been following him for a while and really loved seeing how he paints. I'm going to watch it again wh...

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I love this workshop, Thorgrimur is a great artist. I've been following him for a while and really loved seeing how he paints. I'm going to watch it again when I have time, a lot to learn!

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5 star rating

Excellent course!

Rafael Peraj

This workshop is really well put together. Thorgrimur is a talented teacher who is able to break down complex techniques in a way that is easy to understand....

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This workshop is really well put together. Thorgrimur is a talented teacher who is able to break down complex techniques in a way that is easy to understand. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to improve their painting skills, I particularly enjoyed his use of the palette knife to adjust the texture and shapes, and his demonstration using software to come up with the composition and color.

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5 star rating

Really informative

Patricia Anderson

I thought this online course was fantastic. I am quite new to oil painting, and have been looking for a step by step workshop like this which explains the wh...

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I thought this online course was fantastic. I am quite new to oil painting, and have been looking for a step by step workshop like this which explains the whole process carefully. Thank you Thor for your detailed explanation.

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