Skillshare Class

I just published my third class on Skillshare.com. The class is called Understanding Value and the project is to paint a box. This is the first lesson I teach my students and I think it will be helpful for artists of all levels.

Use this link to my class to sign up and get 3 free months of Skillshare. I’ll receive a referral fee if you use my class link. There are literally thousands of classes offered in Design, Business, Technology, Photography , Film, Writing, Crafts and Culinary with excellent teachers. I couldn’t recommend more. I’m still using my membership you sharpen my Photoshop skills.

Check out the introduction to my class and see what you think.

Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. When you set up a box with direct lighting you will see 3 distinct values. I’ll show you how to mix these values and paint a box that looks like it’s going to pop right off the page. If you apply this lesson to your painting whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned artist you will see a huge improvement in your work. My abstract paintings use the understanding of value to create space and the illusion that something is coming towards you.

Teaching on Skillshare

IMG_5026I have an exciting announcement.

I’ve published my first class on Skillshare, an online learning platform. The class is How to Paint a Green Apple and for the month of April you can take it for free! Why a green apple? Because it’s a great place for a beginner to start. It’s also useful information for artists who want to brush up on color mixing and painting. In the class I show you how to mix the colors necessary using red, yellow, blue, and white and how to apply them to create smooth gradations that describe form.

If you decide to take the class for free this month you will be helping me out by pushing my class up on the front page where it will be more discoverable by Skillshare members. I’m super excited about this new way to share my unique way of teaching people how to paint. I hope you’ll check it out.