How to Paint a Textured Landscape with Oils

Learn how to paint a textured landscape with Utrecht Artists’ Oil Paints! Great for beginners, this tutorial focuses on fundamental oil painting techniques like fat over lean, modifying colors, and adding texture with a palette knife.


1. Sketch out using basic shapes to describe the landscape in the image.

2. Thin your oil paint colors using NOOD Artists’ Odorless Paint Thinner.

3. Paint a lean underpainting.

4. Combine oil paints with Alkyd Gel to add texture.

5. Paint a fat layer over top of the lean layer

6. Add interest by applying additional layers with a palette knife.