Our Favorite Painters on YouTube

... besides Bob Ross.

While Bob is the indisputable king of painting instruction videos you can find a number of great artists and instructors on YouTube. Check out some of our favorite ones:


Kevin Hill


Kevin Hill is a 21 year old painter from California. He started painting by watching painting shows on PBS (most likely 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross) when he was 15 years old, and has since become a master of the wet-on-wet-technique. Kevin is not only a great painter, but also a wonderful instructor whose soft voice and friendly demeanor very much remind us of Bob Ross himself.

Today Kevin has his on painting show on PBS called 'Paint with Kevin'. In each 30-minute episode, he provides instruction in a calm, reassuring manner and coaches viewers as they expand their painting skills. 

Shorter versions of the episodes of his show and livestreams can be found on his YouTube channel or his website.


David Dunlop


David Dunlop is a painter, a teacher, a lecturer, and the writer and artist on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series 'Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop' and other DVDs about painting. He lives and paints in Connecticut and writes about his thoughts of art on his Art Blog.

While there are only a handful of videos available on YouTube we really love his Ten-Minute-Oil-Sketch video. Another great one is his video about painting water lilies in the style of Monet, in which he talks a little bit about the french painter and impressionism in general.(If you are interested in learing more about Monet and his paintings of water lilies, there is a fantastic book called 'Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies'. You can even get it for free as an eBook if you join the Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or as an audio book if you do the same thing for Audible. Both trials can be canceled any time.)

Check out David's YouTube channel and be sure to visit his website.


Igor Sacharov

The Russian painter Igor Sacharov has a lot of videos on YouTube. While some of his videos feature english commentary most of them are in Russian. However, the self proclaimed 'Russian Bob Ross' does such fantastic paintings that it really doesn't matter that you most likely won't understand a word. If you have a little bit of experience you can still try to paint along and copy his techniques.

We especially love Igor's seascape paintings and hope that you will enjoy them too. 


Which painters are your favorites on YouTube? Send us a mail at paintings@twoinchbrush .com or contact us on Twitter.

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