Learn how to paint photo realistic paintings and improve your technique with professional artist Michael James Smith.

"Whether you are new to painting or a more experienced artist, my painting tutorials will guide you in creating your own beautiful photo realistic paintings. I'll teach you all you need to know from the basics of colour mixing, through to executing the fine details needed to produce a finished masterpiece."

Paint along side Michael in real time while he guides you through the entire process of creating a beautiful picture from start to finish.

With each lesson you get a downloadable reference photo and sketching diagram.

You will gain instant access to hundreds of hours of tutorials with no time-lapse content at all.

While Michael paints mainly in oils his techniques can just as well be applied to painting with acrylics.

You will find lessons covering a variety of subject matter from landscapes to portraiture, from still life to animals.

Escape from the stresses of modern life, clear your mind and immerse yourself in the joy and relaxation of painting.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Siwy Wabbit ,

First Video - Seascape

Very thorough, even for the first one in the series.

I find myself saying under my breath, “I would fix this or that or I would come back and do this a different way” only to wait several minutes and have Michael come back and do exactly that. I guess that’s a good thing.

This is not my first rodeo, but it is a vast change in direction after having painted stylistic for 50 years.

I like this style much better. I vow to give this style the same amount of time as I have painted heretofore, so even if I don’t become as exquisitely talented and famous as Michael is, I will still make it into the Guinness book of world records as the oldest living oil painter.

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A GREAT WAY TO LEARN, Listen, Watch and pass time while unable to paint

Bloody marvellous new way to watch and do all the rest. What an improvement. Great I can download and watch instructions even when I am away from home or waiting for an appointment. Love it.

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Five Star Review

I’ve learned so much from Michael. I had taken his classes previously and it has changed my entire approach to painting. He is a true professional! Great Job! Easy to follow!! Thank You! So glad you’re back!!


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