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Masterclass in photo realistic oil painting

Learn how to paint water covered rocks with oil paints - Comprehensive tutorials from start to finish. Everything you need to know!

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This is a comprehensive photo realistic oil painting course from an experienced and renown Photo Realistic artist. The tutorial is full of around 7 hours of practical advice and insights that help you learn all about painting water covered rocks realistically with oil paints onto a square canvas.

"I have tried to cover everything I could think of that students would need to know. From what paints to use, workspace, how to use oil paints and so much more! This course is cram packed with so much information you can refer back to for a life time! I am so excited about this resource being available to all those that have a passion to learn!"

Learning this photo realistic style from Heather is a perfect grounding to set you off in whatever direction you feel you would like to go in painting, whether it is to explore finer detail, or to move towards an abstract style. You can be a beginner or have had a lot of experience, everyone will enjoy the journey.

"I will share with you some of my own personal stories, and passion behind my art as well as all the little details I have learnt to make the painting environment work best. We will look at the products/paints/images that help me win, and ways to explore your own journey. And many hours of video of me explaining rock by rock colour by colour how to produce a beautiful painting."

This course is equivalent to 4 two hour private sessions with Heather but with more information packed into the same time! You will have a good grounding of information and direction to help you paint a Photo Realistic painting of Rocks in oils after completing this course. The painting in this course is 30 x 30cm. (which takes around 8 - 10 hours to complete) But you can use any square size you like, and as big as you like. The bigger you go the more detail you can do!

"The course covers a huge range of things including: Your work space, What paints I use, brushes, medium canvases. Even pdf downloads of paints and info to have on hand. Little tips that make a big difference, cleaning your brushes, Grids why and how, Editing you image in Photoshop, How to use Oil paints, Colours shapes, darks, lights and squinting! ...And of course step by step how to a paint your very own water covered rock painting! WOW!! Thats pretty much all you need! "

"Please email me any photos of your journey! I WOULD LOVE to see your work! and share it around!"

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Your Instructor


Heather Bradbury
Heather Bradbury

Heather was born in Rochester, Victoria, Australia in 1966 and currently lives in Kalorama, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. (also lived in Tasmania for 18 years) She is a wife and mother of four boys and has worked in the media and graphic design industry for around twenty-six years, connecting with people from all over the world. She loves drawing and painting large photo realistic images inspired by nature and water droplets.

Her work is a visual diary, reflecting the life and hope that water brings. Heather was a finalist in the Tasmanian Glover Prize in 2013 & a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize Adelaide 2013. She held two exhibitions in Tasmania in 2013 and produced a book based on her works. And has been highly commended in art shows around Melbourne.

Heather currently mentors and teaches creative direction through painting and drawing and runs various courses and programs for people and groups who want to explore the heart rhythm of their creative journey.

She has been a coordinator and manager for many community programs in Australia and overseas including festivals, arts programs, and retreats. Heather also enjoys working with indigenous artists, walking in the Australian bush, and spending time with her family.


Course Curriculum



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 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I do this course if I use acrylics?
If you want to use acrylics instead of oils you can in this course. You can skip over the 'how to use oil piants' sections and go to the 'painting the rocks'. Its totally up to you. I understand some people cant use oils because of health reasons. You can also find some oil paints that are water soluble if you like.
Can I use any sized canvas I like?
In any of these courses you can use smaller or larger canvases. Just take note that if you do use a bigger canvas, you will need to take more time with your detail. Main thing is that the size feels right for you!
What is the youngest age for this course?
This course is for all ages. The main thing is that the artist has a passion to learn and have some patience! As to age...as long as you have a parent helping a child can begin as young as 4 years old! But if following it on their own, I would suggest the youngest age would be around 8.

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