Beginning, intermediate, oil and acrylic painters...

What if:

you could get into more shows, galleries or museums with paintings that honor your unique genius (instead of being disappointed and not raising your status as an artist )?

And what if:

you learned the technical skills needed to honor your creative ideas so that the painting process becomes like a new language that helps you express your creativity (instead of being overwhelmed and waisting time")?

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Color and Composition Bootcamp 

provides clear guides, strategy, and support so that you can begin to create paintings that develop a reliable platform for you to show and sell your work.

If you're like most painters I've had the pleasure of working with, chances are you'd love nothing better than to share more of your genius with the world. 

the problem is...

Your easily inspired but once you get to the middle stage of the painting, your confidence takes a dives and you justify abandoning another painting, you tell yourself it's better to start over. The idea get's left behind and you judge yourself for waisting time and materials.

You feel overwhelmed by the technical aspect of drawing, design, color mixing, brushwork and style.

Your stuck in a perfectionism loop. Your high expectations keep you studying and watching what others create, rather than experimenting, and finding the joy in your own work.

Your trying to change your style or paint a new genre but when the work doesn't meet your expectations, you become blocked. You don't want to spend the time creating another failed painting so you avoid the studio like the plague. 

Your signed up for so many free art courses, each of these shiny objects beckons, distracting you from doing the truly essential first work of building essential skill and having a solid plan to move forward.


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How would it feel...

to create paintings that spotlights your unique genius, gets you into the shows, galleries or museums you've always wanted and increases your sales?

Here's what that looks like...

Your clear on yours goals as an artist and you have a strategic path to get there.

You're inspired by creating a new series of paintings that has meaning and allows your brilliance to shine.

Your knowledge of value and value pattern helps you create compositions with visual impact that gets jurors voting you in and up the scale.

You love the color and life in your paintings. You feel more confident in color mixing and palette knife work because you have committed to a palette that works the magic into your paintings. Color becomes like a language you can't wait to tell a story in. 

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You hunt down color temperature in your subject and use it in your paintings. You see those sparks of cool, saturated color in the transition zones between light and dark and you include them in your painting, The jurors think you really know what your doing.

You can't wait to see the next painting unfold because even if it fails, your new attitude has you excited about the process rather than the finished piece. Those "bad hair days", in the studio are less frequent and you have more confidence to work through the challenges.

Once you've created your new series, your proud to shop it around to galleries, enter shows or sell on social media.

It’s time to finally get down to the game-changing work of upgrading your skills but it depends on doing things differently.

Introducing the Color and Composition Bootcamp.

Imaging painting after you complete these six steps...

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Step 1 

Set your goals as an artist and plan a series of paintings.


In step one we ask important questions about your why. Knowing why you create and where you want to go will help you focus on how to get there.

We will make a plan to create 5 - 7 paintings, that has personal meaning and adds purpose to your painting practice. We will learn how to prepare for a ten foot exhibition space so that your ready for any opportunity.

Why this works:
Knowing why you create helps you focus on what's important. Painting with purpose is inspiring and gives you a reason to get better.

Committing, as if a show is in your future, will force you to improve and finish your paintings to a higher level.

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Step 2 

Get your work reviewed by an Art Coach and receive a plan to help you improve.

In step two, I will review 3 paintings of your best work and send a video file with a plan to help you improve.  This course also includes one free follow up review with three paintings from your series. 

Why this works:
Having a art show juror review your work, saves you time by helping you know what jurors looks at when it comes to your work.

Note: Step two is optional. 

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Step 3 

Know Value, Value Pattern and Composition

   Learn To See Your Subject Correctly - Discover the Four Tools that can help you see your subject correctly and avoid dull or  middle tone paintings.

   Understand Value Pattern and Composition - Achieve harmony and balance in your paintings by understanding composition and how important value pattern is to your paintings.

✓  Practice Painting - Practice the Value Scales with a quick warm-up exercise and also learn about the ten Values that are available to you as an Artist.


Module 2 - Learn Color Mixing Fast And Get To Know Every Color On Your Palette

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✓  Introduction to the Color Charts - Understand why the Color Charts are an essential part of your growth as an Artist.  In this exercise, you will be taught how to mix 140 Color Mixes and 616 Values from those mixes. We assure you that the learning and the resources will prove invaluable to you as an Artist.

✓  Color Charts Demonstration #1 - Learn how to work with the Color Charts and discover how to mix the five Values with each mixture.

✓  Color Charts Demonstration #2 - Learn how to mix a dominant color with all the other colors and also how to mix the five Values from each mixture.

✓  Practice Painting  - Dive into the color charts, let's mix things up. You'll learn to mix all the colors on your palette with each other.  You will improve your color mixing skills tremendously and log major mileage onto your palette knife. 


Rose Tanner - Oil On Linen 11 x 14

"It is my goal for you to know color so well that it will help you express your creative voice in ways you never thought possible". 


This course will move you from feeling stuck and confused about color mixing to helping you build the confidence you need to start painting and create great color harmony. If you’re new to oil or acrylic painting; then this course was designed with you in mind.

When I jury for exhibitions; I look to see if the participants understand color temperature and apply them properly. By the end of this course, you would have mastered the principle and the techniques of color temperature.

Paint from life and explore how still life can help improve your painting practice. Paint birds to learn techniques for working with photographs and painting realistically.

This masterclass is seven-weeks of fun-filled, skill-building exercises to take you to the next level in your painting journey.

Module 3 - Essential Darks, The Key To Brilliant Color

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✓  Colorful Darks - Learn how thin transparent dark colors can create lifelike effects in your paintings.


✓  Practice using the Essential Darks Template - Explore Transparent Oxide Brown and Cobalt Blue. Begin to see how easy it is use color temperature in your dark areas.

✓  Still Life - Learn how you can set up and light your own Still Life for painting. You'll also discover why Still Life is an essential part of building skills for your art practice. 

✓  Practice Painting - Learn while you create. Paint a simple black and white object while learning to use Value and Color Temperature. 

Module 4 - Masterful Mixes - Orange, Yellow And Green Color Mixing Strategies 

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✓  Light Colors - Learn color mixing strategies for light colors so that the dark colors will appear brighter and more beautiful.

✓  The Yellow Template - Find out how you can darken and desaturate the color Yellow using Yellow Ochre Pale, Transparent Oxide Brown, and Purple.

✓  The Orange Template - Learn to darken and desaturate Orange with Cobalt Blue, Transparent Oxide Brown and Cadmium Red.

✓  The Green Template - The Green Template - Discover how to lighten and desaturate green with Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, And Transparent Oxide Red.

✓  Practice Painting  - You'll find our templates to be an invaluable resource for color mixing. Implement the mixing strategies on a simple sphere exercise that will show you the different types of light and how it effects your subject.