Online Painting Lessons

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Come paint with Jill -free videos and critiques

Enhance your painting practice with Jill’s online painting classes and critiques.

Join Jill: Follow along with her videos and find your own creative place.

Learn the secrets of the Masters
Explore the magic of color
Discover your own style

To participate in Jill’s FREE online classes or critiques please be sure to fill out the form below.

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Join Jill for the FIRST FREE Online critique, on Wednesday July 15th at 11:00 AM. Fill in the FORM Above in order to take part. Have your painting at the ready for discussion.

The first of many free bi-weekly painting critiques in real time. We interact directly. Students will share their work for constructive feedback. If you are interested in having Jill critique your work please be sure to register above. Once you are registered you will receive your links to upload your work before the critique and link/password to join the Zoom room. You will want to download the Zoom App ahead of time.

Jill will be releasing four new oil painting instruction videos over the next four months: 

  1. Basic skill video for the beginner – July 4th
    The first in the series will address the needs of the very beginner or those in need of a refresher. Several exercises in color-mixing, complementary color sets and color value will offer you a solid foundation to build on as we continue through creating several paintings in subsequent videos. See list of materials below.
  2. Plein air (outdoor) Connecticut Countryside landscape painting- July 25th
  3. Studio Landscape painting from outdoor studies, sketches and photo, August 25th
  4. Studio Still Life- including how to compose a still life with what’s in the house, September 15th

Here’s what you will need:

The basic palette of paint colors: 
Blues:
Ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, (cobalt blue, pthalo)
Yellows:
cadmium yellow pale, cadmium yellow deep, (cadmium yellow medium, hansa yellows)
Reds:
Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red light, (cadmium red)
Earth Tones:
Yellow Ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber and Sap green
Large White: Titanium or mixing white

Brushes, palette (disposable, wood or glass), palette knife, rags/paper towels, garbage bag for used towels, canvas or gessoed board primed paper, odorless mineral spirits, and clean jars for solvent will also be needed.

An easel will be important for the ease of your painting. Please note that if you are planning on painting en plein air (outdoors) then you will want to purchase a portable easel- I find that the Julian Half box easel works very well. This can also double as a studio easel and is easy to set up and stow away if you have limited space. There are also table top easels if you prefer to sit at a table. You can email me with any questions.

NOTE: All class demos will be done with oil paints. You may opt to use acrylics replacing water for solvent and gel for a medium. Watercolors require different techniques than oils. Please check back again for Jill’s watercolor videos.

One Stop Shopping for the beginning student: Jill has already developed an affordable list of painting materials especially for the beginning studentCLICK HERE

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Take a short-cut and order one of Jill’s Learn how to Paint Kits with step by step directions – Learn how to paint a lighthouse or poppies.

See you soon!!

Free Online Classes made possible by a grant received from the Connecticut Department of the Arts