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How can I learn to paint like Michael James Smith?

Michael shares a wealth of knowledge in step-by-step tutorials, covering many different subjects and demonstrating his technique from start to finish. Each tutorial teaches the techniques Michael uses and offers everything you will need to know and practice to be able to use his oil painting technique and paint beautiful paintings that you will be proud of. This includes, sketching, blocking-in, applying details, mixing colous and how to use brushes. Take a look over all the available tutorials on MJS TV and start painting today!


Do the tutorials have subtitles?

No, unfortunately the tutorials do not have subtitles. However, if you have hearing difficulties and have purchased a yearly subscription, we will provide you with a written transcript of each new tutorial, every month. We are also in the process of translating our whole website and the tutorials into different languages.


How long are tutorial videos available to view?

Once you become a member you can view the tutorials as many times as you like. They will always be available as long as you are a paying member. The tutorials range from 5-13 hours in length and cover a wide range of subjects including landscapes, seascapes and still-life. There are tutorials to suit all skill levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced so that there will always be something to challenge you.


I’m struggling with a tutorial, do you offer any help?

Yes, if you need any support with the oil painting tutorials you can contact our friendly customer support team via email:


What size panel will I need for tutorials?

A large number of the panels I use are in a square format of 12″x12″ or 13″x13″, with a few in landscape formats. You are free to use any size you wish and you can often use the grid method to change the shape of the picture to fit another size panel or canvas.


Can I adjust the speed of the tutorials?

Yes, you can change the speed of each tutorial by clicking on the cog icon next to the volume button in the footer of the video.