Online painting lessons with Diane Williams

Offering 2-hour private lessons with Zoom and your smartphone for $85.  Contact Diane for more info on how to set up your first lesson!

Email, text or call Diane for more info: 587-899-0064

 

Learn to Paint Horses with Summerland, BC Artist Diane Williams

Offering private lessons
What you will learn:

  • A lesson on composition and placement of your subject on the canvas
  • A step by step presentation on Stages 1-4 (see photos) on how to layer your color. Starting from understanding how to paint a brilliant base layer to the refinement of each stage and finally to special detail on one part of the painting.
  • Color mixing without black, brown, or grey.
  • Diane will guide you through the process from a charcoal sketch to a finished painting.
  • Horse paintings typically take two to three full three-hour sessions.
  • Open to all ages. No previous painting experience is necessary. Diane has taught high school grades 8-12 for over 30 years. From first time painters to building portfolios for post-secondary art including Advanced Placement Art (first-year college).
  • Book Diane for a luminous tune-up of your skills or simply learn to paint. Horses, Roosters, Flowers, and Favorite Pets are all wonderful subjects too!

Schedule a session:  $50/hour or bring a friend $70/hour for two.

 

A Unique Studio Experience

I invite you to my PRIVATE STUDIO for two special days to paint and speak art while you enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Okanagan Valley.  I will assist you on how to flow the spirit of an animal or place with brush and paint onto the canvas.  Please contact me for more details on this opportunity.

Supplies

  • Canvas 16x20 with wrapped sides 1.5” deep.
  • Clear, close-up color digital photo of a plant , flower, face of a horse or other non -complex subject matter. The photo should have good structure or large shapes with not too much fussy detail. Bring your photo on a thumb drive so you can paint from my large computer screen or bring your lap top to paint the image from.
  • Acrylics
  • Basic colors - lemon yellow (Hanza or Azo ) cadmium orange, dioxazine purple, manganese blue or cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, magenta or quinacridone violet, permanent rose or quinacridone rose, Indian yellow and a large titanium white.
  • You are welcome to bring any other colors that you have except for brown, grey or black.
  • Brushes: 4, 8, 10 inch filbert (flat brush with a curved tip, I prefer the filberts).
  • Palette to mix on. I use a 16x20 Grey Matters paper palette. Swinton’s Art Supplies will give you 10% off all supplies if you are a student.
  • Willow Vine Charcoal for drawing the image onto the canvas. Buy the smallest in thickness.

Cost: $150 for 3 hours of private instruction. Or bring a friend, $200 for 2 people.
At the end of two to three sessions: you will have a luminous painting ready to give as a gift or to hang in a special place in your home, specific instructions on how to be able to paint full-spectrum paintings on your own.

Additional lessons: $50/hour private or $70/hour for two students.

*Ask about Tuesday morning group lessons.