Welcome to this painting workshop where I’ll be showing you how to integrate figures into a seascape with sailboats, waves, reflections, a distant coastline and lovely clouds. 

I show you my whole process from start to finish. 

This painting lesson is suitable for oil or acrylic painters and to artists of all levels.

About This Class

In this painting tutorial video I’ll show you how to paint an impressionistic coastal landscape with ocean waves, how to paint a distant shoreline as well as how to achieve depth and sparkle, how to communicate light in your painting and how to interpret a painting from a photo instead of copying it.

My palette is visible during the entire video lesson. I explain the design behind the composition, how to mix each of your colors and values and create a harmonious painting that reads well.


  • Realism + impressionism
  • Adding depth and light to your paintings
  • Leading composition
  • Painting clouds
  • Clean color mixing
  • Edgework
  • Brushwork technique
  • Start and stop to fit your schedule
  • You own the lesson for a lifetime upon purchase
  • A personal critique by me

What students say

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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