In this online lesson I will show you how to balance a painting with bright, colorful flowers in the foreground with a sea cove in the background. I'll demonstrate how to paint from photos without copying them as well as how to make a variety of expressive brushstrokes. My palette is visible throughout the video lesson. Also included are reference photos, composition diagrams, drawings and color notes. Best of all, this lesson comes with a personal critique by me. You can start and stop to fit your schedule and you own the lesson for a lifetime upon purchase.

I enjoyed that immensely. Got so immersed in it I forgot about the open home we were having and when the real estate arrived there was paint everywhere! I’m a messy painter. 

I can see from the photo there’s a few mistakes. But I learnt a lot and next time I do cliffs I hope to nail it. 


I enjoyed Kristens class immensely. 

I was impressed with how easily I was able to produce a lovely painting under her generous and detailed expertise. 

I learnt skills that I can happily and confidently transfer to my own work. Kristen then took time out to critique my painting. With some very helpful advice I was able to touch up my painting transforming it from great to fantastic. 


Not too long ago I moved from NH to CA. Took 6 months to get my house organized and bingo we were under “house arrest" for the virus and I hadn’t painted in almost a year and lost my creativity. I looked on "‘Bold Brush” and found a class listed as “paint the California desert” I liked the painting that advertised the class and when I spoke to Kristen I knew it was a go. I’m a moderately experienced painter and loved watching Kristen demonstrate and talk about what she was doing. I understood what she was saying and learned about round brushes and how to use them. I love to watch Kristen's brush work. It makes me want to paint. Not only that, she has a sense of humor, is refreshing easy to talk to, and loves to teach.


I have been following Kristen’s fun video lessons one after another on teachable for a while. With her teaching I learned how to mix vibrant impressionistic colors and brushstrokes. Paint along with her is always fun and enjoyable. 


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