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I’ve been an art lover for as long as I can remember, a professional landscape artist since leaving art college at 18, and more recently a YouTuber and art instructor.  Painting runs in the blood in my family. My father is also an artist as was his father before him and his father before him.  I’m having a blast following my passion as an artist, trying to improve in all aspects of my trade. I’d love for you to feel the same way as I do about art and in particular painting realistic paintings. If painting’s your passion or you’d like it to be, buckle up, take a deep breath, let’s get painting!

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I've developed my oil painting techniques over the last twenty five years in order to create vibrant, photorealistic paintings. Even if you are a total beginner at painting with oils, there's something for everyone at Michael James Smith Tv.

On average a full length tutorial is between 4-20 hours, filmed in real-time with no time-lapse content at all.

I'll teach you all you need to know, from the basics of colour mixing, through to painting a detailed and realistic masterpiece.

Learn how to paint with oils and improve your technique by visiting our Lessons On Demand website: www.michaeljamessmith.tv


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Once you become a member at Michael James Smith Tv, every oil painting tutorial is available to watch instantly online.

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"Venice Gondolas"  Original Oil Painting

Michael James Smith

"Venice Gondolas" Original Oil Painting


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Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Michael James Smith gift card. 

Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.

This gift card is only redeemable at shopmichaeljamessmith.com and not my lessons website michaeljamessmith.tv.

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I've put together this Patreon account with the aim of subsidising the creation of more and more artwork showing a much greater variety of subject matter which I can then share with you on YouTube.

As a patron you can bask in the knowledge that you are supporting the continuing production of my free to view YouTube videos and take advantage of benefits like watching YouTube videos before they're released to the rest of the world and discounts on select products in the shop! 

Michael James Smith


MJS Tv Website Update

MJS Tv Website Update

My lessons website MJS Tv (www.michaeljamessmith.tv) is undergoing some visual changes this week. My homepage has been redesigned so it looks more ...

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