Paint With Joan

Join me in a plein air painting session, a one-on-one lesson, or a 6-week artist mentorship.

Join me in a plein air painting session, one-on-one lessons, or 6-week artist mentorship.

Looking to improve your painting skills or establish regular habits for practicing en plein air? I offer accompanied plein air painting sessions, a one-on-one introductory lesson, and artist mentorships to help you reach your goals.

Paint With Me

It can be intimidating to paint en plein air by yourself! Paint With Me is perfect for plein air beginners, anyone uncomfortable painting alone, or simply those who would like some quiet company while painting. I try to paint en plein air at least once every week or two, within an hour’s drive of my home (presently Trenton, Maine near Acadia National Park). Paint With Me is an invitation to paint together on location.

Included in each session:

  • 2 hours painting beside me on location, en plein air
    followed by…
  • A discussion of your intention and your progress on your painting, with a soft critique and suggestions
  • Another half hour of painting to conclude the session

Private Lesson:

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Oils

Have you got the paint, the brushes, and a canvas panel, but you’re not exactly sure how to get started? Let’s go outdoors and I’ll help you get underway!

(Don’t have any supplies? Click here to message me — I’ve got you covered.)

We’ll work on a simple composition and I will share some basic “tricks of the trade” which you will find useful for every plein air painting you do. Plan on 2 hours of instruction and mentored time in or near Acadia National Park. Put your supplies in a lightweight back pack, carry bag, or cart.

Artist Mentoring

Tremendous growth can happen when you can bounce your ideas off another artist and talk about your imagery and technique.

Artist mentoring begins with a start-up meeting where we will discuss your goals and set your art-making intention for the next 6 weeks. Every week or so during that 6 week period, we will meet for one-hour visits at your studio or home to:

  • View and discuss your progress
  • Expand your thinking
  • Make course corrections to help you stay on track and reach your goals

Get ready, get set, go! Take this next step in your journey and grow as an artist with one-on-one mentoring sessions.

I look forward to working with you!