Oil painting can be tricky, messy, and toxic,
but it doesn't have to be 

Let me show you how!

Take a peek inside the course!

A complete oil painting course for beginners that will help you:
  • Learn everything you need to know about getting started with oil painting, regardless of the subject matter or style you'll end up working with

  • Set up a completely non-toxic home studio that protects the health of your family

  • Master the basic principles and rules of oil painting faster to avoid overworking and making a muddy messy

  • Follow along in real-time as I apply the Art of Composition principles such as the rule of thirds, harmony, movement, and balance to create a landscape without a reference photo

  • Learn how to work with the fear of a blank canvas, to embrace the ugly middle stages, and to work past the "now what?" phases

  • Adopt the mindset of intuitive painting and create an environment that brings forth your most authentic, beautiful art


A simple, online curriculum that will have you painting faster than you can say,




PS: It's not actually toxic! Click here to learn more ;)


Module 1

01/ Find your bearings. Get the full download on the oil paint
      medium and how to adjust to its unique properties

02/ Master the fundamental rules & guidelines around using oil
      painting and creating quality work right out the gate

03/ Learn all about pigments, solvents, mediums, and
      so much more with step-by-step instructions for setting up a
      budget-friendly oil painting studio

Module 2

01/ Break the ice! Learn how to actually handle oil paint, from
      preparing your paint on the palette to loading it onto your

02/ Tune your nervous system to the feel of oil painting and
      learn how to hold and move your brush to make
      intentional marks 

03/ Learn to work with  the unique properties of oil paints to
      seamlessly fix mistakes with my tried and true (though
      unexpected) method

Module 3

01/ Follow along as I walk you through every detail of my painting
      process as I create a landscape from start to finish

02/ Embrace the blank canvas and use the art of composition to
      guide your process, from the initial marks through the evolution
      of the entire painting

03/ Become fearless in the unplanned, unpredictable creative
      process that is intuitive painting 

Join us inside

Your course welcome email will contain a link to enroll in the Live Retreat


There's nothing quite like coming together to create art in real time.


This year I am offering a live half-day retreat and invite you to join me me from the comfort of your own home.

This retreat will take place on:

January 15, 2022

 11-3 PM EST, 4-8 PM GMT

Live Retreat Add-On

This season just wouldn't be very

festive without a special bonus offer

Enroll in this course and save 40% on my brand new earth pigment paint-making course, 


Your course welcome email will contain a link to enroll in Earth to Palette 

Click to learn more!

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Enjoy these bonuses!

  • Join our vibrant Facebook community, where you can share your work, receive feedback, and get that classroom feel


  • Get access to my beautiful, 20-page intuitive painting guide and workbook, The Radical Joy of Intuitive Painting

    I designed this to help you work through the mental and emotional blockages that prevent you from creating freely and confidently



Hold up, Dani. You mentioned that oil paints aren't toxic.

Is this true? Why do I keep hearing this?


Oh my friend! What would be the joy of life if we didn't get to bust some myths every so often? Here's the dealio: contrary to what a lot of people think, oil paint is not inherently toxic! It’s actually just made of powdered pigment and a drying oil, which is a special type of oil that hardens and becomes solid and elastic when it dries. 


Pigments typically come from rocks and minerals, and they can also be made synthetically. They can be toxic if they contain heavy metals, and that’s true whether those pigments are used in oil paints or any other paints, like acrylics and watercolor paints. We just don’t hear about that as often! So in that sense, oil paints aren’t more toxic than other paints that contain these pigments. 

Some of these heavy-metal containing pigments are: lead-white, cadmiums (like cadmium red), and cobalts (like cobalt blue). But then they are only toxic if you breathe in the powdered pigments while mixing your own paint, or if you eat the paint. 

The strong chemical smell and toxicity that people associate with oil painting actually comes from the mediums that people use WITH oil paint. Mediums are only used to alter some of the characteristics of oil paint and so they’re completely optional. Mediums also vary in toxicity depending on their main ingredients. It’s absolutely possible to work with mediums that don’t expose us to harmful fumes. I will give you a detailed description of all the mediums I use and why. 

What is the format of the course?

The course is 100% digital and includes a mix of video tutorials & downloadable PDF files. So all you'll need is internet access & your recommended art supplies. If you decide to join us for the lie retreat, please note that this will also be virtual. We will meet on Zoom! And in the meantime, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed at we can meet in person soon enough!

When can I start?

This course officially opens on Monday, November 22. All course materials will be available then!


How long will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll, you can sign back into your account for a lifetime.


What will supplies will I need?

Have no fear! It's all written up for you in a beautiful supplementary resource guide. That will pop into your inbox as soon as you enroll!

I am completely new to oil painting. Is this course appropriate for me?

Yes! This course was actually made for you. So if you've never even bought a tube of oil paint, let alone opened one, you're in the exact right place. There you'll find all the tools you'll need to begin painting within a few hours!

I have worked with oils before and know my way around this medium. Is this course appropriate for me?

Ah, great question! If you are seeking a boost of inspiration, this course may be exactly right for you. Intuitive painting truly is medicine for even the most experienced artist! But bear in mind that Modules 1 & 2 might not be so helpful for you as they are both directed towards the absolute beginner.

Do you have another question?

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Simply email me at