Workshop: Painting outdoor birds from photos

Above: example of Jessie’s painting style

Saturday, June 12, 10 AM – 2 PM CSTLIVE online through Zoom.

Price: $79 $39.

This Saturday, I will walk you through my process of capturing an animal’s essence in a vibrant, harmonious painting. Paint along with me as I show you how I work from a photograph to complete a painting alla prima (in one sitting). Demo is in oils. Artists of all levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome.

learn to paint with jessie

My teaching style is encouraging and joyous.

Painting is fun, hard work. So you’ll hear me laugh a lot, and also talk honestly and openly about the learning process.

I will share my knowledge of painting techniques and concepts freely with you.

Workshop schedule:

10 – 11:30 AM CST: Short presentation on painting from photos. I’ll take you through the process of cropping down this photo, creating a concept that will be paintable within a couple hours, creating a sketch to work from, and sketching that onto your canvas.

NOON – 2 PM CST: Painting time! Paint along with me to create your own small painting of a pelican surrounded by reflections.

This is a LIVE event, so you can ask questions as they come up!

Enroll Here:


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

This workship is included in The Painting Class – so if you’re currently a student, no need to enroll for the workshop.

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What Students Say about my online oil teaching

“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