First Steps to Expressive Painting

What is Expressive Painting? How can you get started?

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This course is for painters at any level who love the colorful paintings of Henri Matisse and other Expressionist "Wild Beast" painters. If you love expressive paintings and yearn to paint with more color and feeling and to develop your own style, this is the place to start. You will learn why Expressive Painting evolved and methods to find your own inspirations to paint more boldly. This course will inspire you to take the next step in your personal exploration of expressive painting. Prepare yourself to create your own expressive paintings.

Your Instructor

Annie O'Brien Gonzales
Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Annie is a professional painter, teacher and writer in Colorado. She paints colorful, expressive floral, still life and landscape paintings. Her work is represented by galleries across the US, shown in juried art shows, collected by art lovers and recently was included in a museum permanent collection. She majored in Art History and Painting, taught at the graduate level and was a Docent at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for 10 years. She teaches painting workshops across the US and Canada and is a Certified Golden Art Educator, a Silver Brush Artist and the author of two books on painting by North Light Books--"Bold Expressive Painting" and "The Joy of Acrylic Painting".

Her workshops are great for beginners and experienced painters who want to express themselves in their own unique way. Grounded in the elements and principles of art, Annie teaches an expressive style of painting rather than realism. She is dedicated to helping artists find personal inspiration to reach their own goals.

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Course Curriculum

  What does it take to learn to paint Expressively?
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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