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
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A simple, online curriculum that will have you painting faster than you can say,
BUT ISN'T OIL PAINT
PS: It's not actually toxic! Click here to learn more ;)
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
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
03/ Learn to work with the unique properties of oil paints to
seamlessly fix mistakes with my tried and true (though
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
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Your course welcome email will contain a link to enroll in the Live Retreat
SPACE IS LIMITED
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
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
QUESTION? I MIGHT HAVE AN ANSWER!
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.