The following list of resources is for anyone interested in learning to paint at a college level without paying expensive tuition. It’s also the third post in my series on getting an art education for free. (Here are the first and second.)
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Many of these painting resources cover the same general topics, but each one handles them in their own way. I think that one of the best things about painting is that there are many “right” ways to do it, and the links below offer a wide range of perspectives on what those right ways are.
Free books on painting
These first four books on painting are all freely available online. Some may contain copyrighted images (which won’t be displayed) but the text is all there. If you’re looking for an inexpensive “textbook” on painting, start here.