The Painting Class with Group coaching for artists

Become a stronger painter by learning painting fundamentals and getting live (zoom) support and coaching.

Recorded Lessons and Demos AND Live office hours & painting time.

Office hours & painting time are at different times so that artists can come to at least one/month

  • 1st Sat noon-2pm CST
  • 2nd Sat noon-2pm CST
  • 3rd Th 10 am-noon CST


What students say:

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


“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


midwest landscape painting

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!

Lessons Available When You Join this online oil painting class

  • 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

The lesson on fundamental topics are available when you enroll: Getting a Great Start, Mastering Value, Mixing Clean Colors, etc. The lessons are available for you to watch whenever you want, and as many times as you want.

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Weekly zoom office hours & painting together time – These are informal, unstructured get-togethers.

Office hours & painting time are at different times so that artists can come to at least one/month if you’d like

– 1st Sat noon-2pm CST
– 2nd Sat noon-2pm CST
– 3rd Th 10 am-noon CST

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


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

– Sue

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. 

Photo thanks to Caitlin Pollitt, NSU. Solo exhibition opening night.


For most demos 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
  • Manganeese Blue or 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 or to request a lesson on setting up to paint.

Ready to enroll?

$497 – save $43 over monthly enrollment. Just imagine what you can do in a year of painting together.

Prefer to enroll on a monthly basis?

$45 / month. Cancel any time.

You will be taken to PayPal for secure checkout. No PayPal account necessary.

Contact me with any questions or to meet before you enroll.

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.