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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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Online painting school

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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"Fresh Snow"  Original Oil Painting

Michael James Smith

"Fresh Snow" 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.

**Starting January 2022, I'll be filming a monthly livestream exclusively for my Patreon members.**

I'll be giving live demos, detailed instruction. Ask me questions, anything you like. Are you struggling with a painting of your own and would like my advice? Is there anything in particular you'd like to see me paint?

For as little as $2 per month you can become a patron and get access to my livestream content. For those who can't make the livestream, no problem, it's recorded and available to view whenever you want on my Patreon page.

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