Today is LAUNCH DAY! I launched “Painting Roses is Easy” 2 hours ago, and the response has been so overwhelming! And I’ll admit, all the tension is leaving my body…I put the finishing touches on the course just yesterday! Whew! This is a huge course with lots of excellent content, if I may say so. It’s designed to be a companion as you journey through making art, not a one-time paint-along. So it’s rich with content!
For this course, I decided to go all out in what I KNOW to be true, journeying back to my days of teaching as a classically trained artist. Many artists encounter road blocks when it comes to representational painting because they lack a true understanding of what they are trying to paint. My course will teach you how to SEE and understand your muse…in this case a rose! It’ll be a game changer for many artists.
Staying true to my artistic voice, I’ll teach you how to integrate your roses into wonderfully abstract backgrounds and use colors that give your paintings a calm and joyful energy.
I hope you’ll check it out. There’s a video trailer and tons of info available at the link, which is posted in my Stories. This course is appropriate for both oil painters and acrylic painters.
You can check out the course HERE, and watch a video I created all about the course!
Here's a little video preview of my online art course, "Painting Elegant Peonies". This course will teach you to paint a Peony painting from start to finish, something fun to learn and do in a weekend. Available on February 24th! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the video!
You can download the supplies list below. Once the course launches, you'll be able to access it by clicking HERE, along with my other online art courses.
When I decided to create the course, "All About Abstracts", I wanted to help artists not just to make pretty art, but to work past the behaviors and habits that might be holding them back from finding their own creative voices and making their best art.
In my years of teaching, I've noticed 3 ways artists tend to get in their own way when it comes to advancing their art.
1. They copy other artist's art. Not only is this stealing, but it shows insecurity and lack of belief in oneself as an artist. ALL artists have a beauty inside of them which needs to be nurtured in a safe way in order to be revealed. This course is designed as a safe place of exploration and discovery to set you on the right path to discovering your unique gifts as an artist. You'll never be tempted to copy another person's art once you develop your own unique style.
2. They rely too much on intuition and not enough on knowledge. "Intuitive art" is a catch phrase in art these days, but what does it even mean? If you want to build a car engine, you don't rely only on intuition to tell you what parts to use, or the results could be disastrous. The same is true when it comes to making art. Having a knowledge of design, composition, color theory and the proper tools and techniques in imperative to creating good art. I designed this course with many practical lessons that will help you retain this knowledge.
3. They "wing it". Along similar lines as relying on intuition only, not having a plan in place when you approach your blank canvas can result in art that looks like it is going nowhere. This is why many artists express frustration and not knowing when their painting is done, what it is lacking, etc. I designed this course to help you plan out and create your own visual roadmaps so that you never run out of ideas, and stop creating art that ends up at the back of your closet.
My hope for you is that my course will help you begin making your best art ever. You can check out this course and my others HERE.
All my best,
My latest online art course, "All About Abstracts" has just launched! This course is self-paced. Buy it once, and it is yours to keep and enjoy forever. Learn to find your artistic style and your creative choice as an abstract artist.
Here I am talking about one of my favorite tools I use in all of my paintings, Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels.
The course is for anyone who wants to learn how to let go of control and find joy in their art again, using my tried and true techniques. The course will help you to overcome habits that may be holding you back, causing you frustration, and keeping you from reaching your full potential as an artist. In my art course, you will create an abstract floral painting like I paint, from start to finish. And best of all, once you buy the course, it is yours to keep as long as you want. Refer back to it over an over, watch all of the video content, and download all of the helpful PDFs.
Interested in joining my online art course? Click HERE.
Here's a little sampling of some of the art my students are creating in this course.
I hope to see you in my course!
I'm a lifelong artist living just outside of Chicago. I love flowers, vintage finds, nature hikes and all things beautiful.