Welcome! Thanks for the opportunity to demo.

As a thank-you, I’d like to offer you 15% off on a year of the painting mentorship and group coaching and/or artwork. Just use code LHAA at checkout when you purchase / register. Valid until Dec. 31, 2021.

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About The Painting Class with Group Coaching

This is the class for you if

  • You want more confidence in your painting skills
  • You would enjoy painting regularly with other artists
  • You want personal support in your painting journey in a small, encouraging oil painting class

Resources for Students

​​1) Lessons available when you join this online oil painting class, to watch at your own pace

  • Basic studio oil painting set up
  • How to make a simple still life setup
  • Mastering Value and Form
  • Mixing Clean Color
  • Understanding Composition
  • Atmospheric Effect
  • How to Paint from Photos

2) Weekly zoom office hours / painting together time – These are informal, unstructured get-togethers. Office hours are usually Saturday at noon CST, but are occasionally on a weekday evening to allow for different schedules.

Feel free to stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time. This time is for you. 

If you have questions, bring them. If you would like any refreshers on the class content, come ask. If you’d like to paint together, bring the painting you are working on and let’s paint together. If you want to paint but are not currently working on a painting, I’ll have some source material available (not a paint-along, but shared studio time). Or just come visit. 

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Student Comments

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

“I’ve been painting every week because of this!”
– Sue

Your Zoom classes have been making an online painting class feel very much like a live classroom experience. I have enjoyed painting with you and I feel like I’m learning more all the time! Thank you!” 
– K. Clark

“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 have enjoyed your online lessons….. You are a very talented artist and I’ve enjoyed  ‘meeting’ you!” 
– Shelley P

About Jessie

I paint the landscapes, animals, and people of the Midwest in a contemporary painterly style that celebrates the paint as well as the subject. I primarily paint alla prima (in one sitting) in oils.

I’ve shown in galleries, museums, and art centers in Washington, California, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas, and South Dakota, have 9 paintings in public collections, and wonderful collectors in over 30 states, Canada, the UK, and the Isle of Man. Exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society.

More importantly, I love to help artists become more confident in painting!


You will need a basic setup of paints. The demos are in oil paint, but some students use other types of paint (acrylic, watercolor, and guach so far) and have said that the lessons are still valuable to them.

For most demo I will use the following oil paint colors

  • Titanium White
  • Cad Yellow Medium (hue or cadmium free are great)
  • Cad Red Medium (hue or cadmium free are great)
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Rose Matter Hue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue

During the color mixing lessons we will also explore using Ivory Black and Yellow Ochre. I encourage substitutions, and you are welcome to contact me with any questions.

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You will be taken to PayPal for secure checkout. You don’t need a PayPal account. Contact me with any questions.

You’ll love it. Guaranteed. If you do not love the class, just let me know within seven days for a no-hassle refund.


Want to meet me before joining the workshop? Email me for access to a demo lesson, or to set up a free 15 minute phone call or zoom chat.