impressionist chicken painting by south dakota artist

Oil Painting Basics live online workshop

Jan 13, 20, 27, 2023
10 am – 2 pm Central / Chicago Time
Limit: 12 students
Only 3 spots left!



You’ll have a full year of access to the recordings!

This is the workshop I wanted when I started painting in oil!

Learn how to get started with oil painting. Learn about the different materials, how to set up your painting area for the most satisfying results, and paint two small paintings with me, to practice putting paint on canvas.

“Really enjoying your class.  Thanks for doing it!” – Elaine

This is my plan for what will be covered – although it might change if student needs are different.

Before day 1

  • A short survey and materials list of absolute essentials.

Hi Jessie, I really enjoyed your class, and the way you present things. Thanks for a thoughtful and engaging class, and a deep dive into color schemes! – Elizabeth Franklin

Day 1

  • Materials: What do you really need (besides the absolute essentials).
  • Getting a map-in onto canvas.
  • Brush Care.
  • Paint-along.
  • Q&A.

Day 2

  • Studio safety.
  • How and when to thin paint.
  • More on getting started.
  • Paint-along.
  • Q&A.

Day 3

  • Color mixing.
  • How and when to use painting mediums and varnish.
  • Paint-along.
  • Q&A.


“I am amazed at how organized you are, and admire your ability to break things down into baby steps that are easy understand—you are an awesome teacher!”  – Candy

Suggested Supply List  – You don’t need to shop before the first workshop zoom, if you want to wait and find out about supplies first.

Supply List for Water Mixable Oil Paints OR Supply List for Traditional Oil Paints


“I can’t tell you how excited I am to find you and finally make a decision to paint again. I have been in my oil paint four days in a row.  Saturday was so fun. I loved painting with a limited palette. That was an eye opener. […]  I do believe with some guidance I can achieve what my mind envisions. Sincerely, ” – Anne Marie

“I really love the classes. You’re a great teacher and you make it fun!”  – Hattie

Contact me with any questions. 


“I so enjoyed your class, Jessie!  Always nice to think of art in different ways or to be reminded of things we had forgotten.” -Barbara