In this film, Melanie sets out to show us that oil painting does not have to be a difficult or messy medium. She looks at which materials to use, colour mixing, tones, composition, perspective and much more. The basic elements of landscape painting ?? skies, trees, water, foregrounds, buildings and figures ?? are all covered as she paints a variety of subjects both in her studio and on location on the River Wey near Wisley. This film is ideal for people new to oil painting.