Zoom class: high, wide and handsome (large serious paintings)


Creating a large studio painting involves methods that are different from a fast alla prima painting or field sketch. This eight-week class will cover the process step-by-step, including:

  • Conceptualization
  • Gathering and organizing reference
  • Sketching and composition, including using digital painting software
  • Choosing and preparing the surface
  • Grisaille/underpainting
  • Color organization
  • Layering and building up forms in a coherent manner across a large canvas
  • Keeping it fresh
  • Refining details
  • Final adjustments and finishing touches

You can do a portrait, a landscape, or a conceptual painting.

Dates (Mondays)

  • June 12, 19, 26
  • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 6-9 PM


Because this class presumes familiarity with composition, color theory and paint application, it is not suitable for beginners. (If you’ve never studied with me before, email me here for more information on the level of experience needed.

You will need a high-speed internet connection and a laptop or tablet that is near your painting area. We will be painting in class.

Watercolor, oils, pastels, gouache, tempera, are all welcome.


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Eight week session to strengthen painting skills, open to students with some painting experience, strictly limited in size.