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The Simple Still Life Painting in Oil

Still Life Painting Course directed at teaching students the fundamentals of form, light, shadow and composition

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The course will cover the basics of still life painting of opaque objects such as fruits and reflective objects like pots and glasses. Scott will choose simple setups directed at teaching students the fundamentals of form, light, shadow and composition.

This is a great class for beginners or students who want to learn the fundamental painting skill or get back to basics and refine their skills. Learn the Alla Prima painting technique that works directly from life!

Students Will Learn

  • Indicating most important part of a composition
  • Mixing colors using limited palette
  • How to keep your colors clean
  • Boldly deconstruct objects informing the viewer
  • The importance of quick study
  • How to use brush strokes to create painterly marks


Your Instructor


Scott Yeskel
Scott Yeskel

Scott Yeskel was raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California after his parents moved from New Jersey when he was a child. The mild weather and suburban sprawl fueled Scott’s interest in the landscape. After graduating from high school, he moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. Yeskel graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002 where he won first place in the Landscape category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show.

He was quickly picked up by galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco. Since that time, Scott has been the subject of over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials. His work speaks to those who identify with the California lifestyle – often romantic but sometimes plagued with fustration. His love/hate relationship with Los Angeles’ freeways, boxy apartments and urban sprawl feed Yeskel’s desire to paint his environment as he sees – a jumble of mixed emotions. Recently, Scott’s work was purchased by prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/ Universal.


Frequently Asked Questions


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 am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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