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How do you pursue a Career in Oil Painting?


Career in Oil Painting

There are many nuances of a Career in Oil Painting. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Oil Painting, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Oil Painting. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Oil Painting, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171113-0006/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Oil-Painting/hindi 

Prenita Dutt's perspective!

Prenita Dutt invested 13 years & 5 months in Oil Painting. Prenita Dutt has worked in Oil Painting as Artist in Studio Prenita Dutt. In Prenita Dutt's own words, this is how Prenita Dutt got into Oil Painting: "I did my Schooling from CJM, Dehradun. After that I did my Graduation in Psychology from JMC. I also did my B Ed from HN Bahuguna University. Apart from this I also did a Diploma in Counselling. I was always interested in Art, and I am a self taught artist who has been painting since 2005." I wanted to know more about Prenita Dutt and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/prenitadutt 

Career Video on Oil Painting

In a video, Prenita Dutt has talked about various aspects of a Career in Oil Painting. Prenita Dutt started by explaining Oil Painting as: "Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil" It was an amazing video with great information.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Oil Painting is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Oil Painting. Prenita Dutt touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Types of Painting
  • Mediums of Art
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Techniques of Oil Painting
  • Knowledge of Colors

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Prenita Dutt then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Oil Painting:

  • Ability To Draw
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Aesthetics
  • Innovation & Experimentation
  • Motivation

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Prenita Dutt believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Oil Painting:

  • Self Satisfaction
  • Monetary Benefits
  • Recognition
  • Growth

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Prenita Dutt believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Oil Painting:

  • Discipline & Practice
  • Competition
  • Instability
  • Sustainability
  • Networking & Criticism


In the final section of the video Prenita Dutt talks about How a day goes in a Career in Oil Painting. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Oil Painting, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171113-0006 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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  • Career in Painting:
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  • Career in Multimedia Art:
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  • Career in Fine Arts:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170824-0002/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Fine-Arts/hindi
  • Career in Art Making:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180103-0003/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Art-Making/english
  • Career in Tattoo Artistry:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171211-0009/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Tattoo-Artistry/english
  • Career in Painting:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171009-0008/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Painting/hindi
  • Career in Painting:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170922-0001/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Painting/english
  • Career in Painting:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181128-0003/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Painting/english
  • Career in Teaching Art:
    https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171130-0001/Arts/Fine Arts/Career-in-Teaching-Art/english

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Oil Painting opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on: https://www.lifepage.in