Welcome to my Whimsical Tree Acrylic Painting class.  An oak tree is a symbol of strength, knowledge, and is one of the most beloved trees in the world.  As the world changes, it remains a lasting source of natural beauty that we can go back to again and again.


While I love to paint impressionistic landscapes, sometimes it’s a lot of fun to change it up with a more whimsical style.  So in this class, I share with you a technique where we play with a very expressive, colorful underpainting and then layer by painting the negative space around the tree and the birds.  By allowing the underpainting to come through we reveal magical colors and marks, which give this piece a ton of character.  


I share step-by-step instructions for painting this fun composition.  You’ll learn how to let go and paint a lively underpainting, plot out a chalk outline of our shapes, and then how to fill in around the shapes to allow the focal point to pop with the negative space around it.

We’ll cover materials, mixing, brushwork, mark-making, sketching, contrast, texture, loosening up, and layering.  Every move I make is explained in the class and you can follow along at your own pace.  


This class is right for you if you want to expand your understanding of layered painting, negative space, and creating a mystical oak tree.  I’ve seen beginner and intermediate artists do really well in my classes.  The key is to have an open mind and understand that patience and practice make progress. It’s all about having fun.   Once you understand these techniques it will open up a lot of doors for you as you continue to paint future artworks.  


Are you ready?  Let’s go! 

Whimsical Tree in Acrylic Paint: Online Class

  • IMPORTANT: When you purchase this online class, you will be directed to download a pdf document that will provide the link and password to the class.  Don't lose your pdf.  It's the gateway to this class.  You will also receive an email with the link to the PDF.  You will have 30 days to download the PDF from the email, which will give you lifetime access to this course.

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