Thursday, October 27, 2016

Painting Instructional Series Now Available!

I'm excited to announce that my pastel and oil painting instructional series is now available! 

For those of you who have followed my blog, I'm thrilled to be able to share this instructional series with you. With this series, you'll be able to watch step-by-step demonstrations of the key skills I discuss frequently on my blog, with thorough explanations.

The video series is available in oil and pastel, and can be purchased as a combined package or just the one medium. Each medium shows a total viewing time of 4 hours and is broken down into 4 segments: Composition, Color Harmony, Color Temperature, and Edges & Editing.

Available online or on DVD, the series also comes with a 28-page booklet, which serves as a companion piece to the videos. The booklet is available as a .PDF download or a printed hardcopy, and contains summaries of each lesson and demo, all of the reference photos and thumbnail sketches used in the demos, and suggested exercises based on the topics covered in the video series.

For more details, to watch an introductory video, or to purchase, click the image above or go to


  1. Barbara,
    I've been a fan of your work for several years now, and I was excited when you decided to move to Oregon, hoping I might be able to attend one of your workshops. But now I am part way through your instructional video for oils, and I have to say I find it quite helpful to me, perhaps close to being in a workshop. There is nothing like watching over your shoulder as you make decisions and bring a painting to life with such directness and ease.
    Thanks for making this available!

    1. Thanks so much for your nice feedback on the instructional series, Mitch! Glad to hear it's helpful for you. I hope you still might consider a workshop, though, so you can see the "live" version. ;-)