ONLINE ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING SERVICES



Choose either ala carte or one of the package deals. Payments can be made either by PayPal, Venmo, or personal check.

Ala Carte Mentoring

One-on-one mentoring (online using Zoom) I provide insights, demos, and suggestions to help you achieve your artist goals.

Cost for one-on-one mentoring (online using Zoom)
30 minutes: $35
1 hour: $50

Written painting critiques (via email)
I provide detailed feedback for suggested improvements. Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.
As needed, I include a digitally adjusted image of your painting to illustrate what it might look like after you implement my suggestions.

Written painting critique process :
• Student sends photo of current painting to me via email
• I provide detailed feedback for suggested improvement

Cost for written painting critique via email
• $30 for the first email critique, for one painting
• $20 for each follow-up email for same painting


Mentoring Package Deals

Project-based Package #1: $100
Suggested use for Package #1: For finishing 1-2 regular paintings (e.g., landscape, still life, one figure portrait). Good for guidance before starting a painting project, such as helping you choose the right photo reference, laying out the best composition, and choosing the correct painting size and materials.

Package #1 includes:
1 one-hour online Zoom session
3 critiques via email during various development stages of the painting(s)
Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.
$15 per additional email critique of the same painting(s)

Project-based Package #2: $200
Suggested use for Package #2: For finishing 2-3 regular paintings, or 1 complex painting project (large painting or multiple figure painting).

Package #2 includes:
2 one-hour online Zoom sessions
7 critiques via email during various development stages of the painting(s)
Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.
$15 per additional critique per painting via email

During the first session in Zoom, I can help you choose the right photo reference, laying out the best composition, and choosing the correct painting size and materials.

During the second session in Zoom, which may be mid-point during your painting project, I can:
• Provide suggested improvements for your painting,
• Send a digitally adjusted image of your painting to illustrate what it might look like after you implement my suggestions,
• Demo specific painting techniques, as needed.


Intensive Development Packages

Choose a 2, 3, or 6-month package. All of these intensive packages are for sequential months only; no breaking up of months. Zoom meetings and email critiques are during the service period only and do not extend beyond that time They are designed for those who want to:
• Make substantial painting skill improvements in a short period of time,
• Develop your own personal painting style,
• Receive guidance to create a body of work for shows, portfolio, or submission,
• Receive guidance for ambitious art projects.

The 2-month Intensive Package: $300
Includes five 30-minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email
The 3-month Intensive Package: $400
Includes eight 30-minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email

The 6-month Intensive Package: $650
Includes sixteen 30-minutes online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email
Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.

Available services for any mentoring sessions

For project-based mentoring

If you’re at the beginning of an art project, I can help you with …
• Choosing the right photo references,
• Making the best composition,
• Choosing the right painting materials,
• Understanding what colors to use,
• Determining the ideal size and amount of details for the painting.
Prior to your Zoom session, please send your photo references, drawings, and/or sketches of your painting project prior to our meeting.

If your art project is in progress, I can help you with …
• Suggestions for how you can improve your painting,
• Showing what your painting can look like if you implement my suggestions. I will send you a digitally adjusted image illustrating my suggestions.
• Specific painting techniques in a demo.

If your art project is getting close to completion, I can help you with …
• Final detail refinements,
• Suggested detail and color changes so your painting looks like a painting and not a photo,
• Determining when the painting is done, so the painting is not overworked.
Mentoring Services for technique improvement

For those who have been painting for a while and want to take their painting to the next level, I can help you:
• Examine your paintings to find areas for improvement,
• Examine your creative process to make improvements in difficult or problematic areas,
• By prescribing painting exercises,
• Learn advanced painting techniques with targeted demos.

Artistic style development
Developing your own painting style can be long journey of artistic exploration. It can be full of peaks and valleys, detours, and hopefully, reaching your destination of eventual self-discovery. Let me help you eliminate unnecessary detours on your way to achieving your personal artistic style. B
ased on understanding your ambition, taste, sensibility, current style, and skill level, I can help you create a step-by-step plan to achieve your style.

For those who know what they want their painting style to be, I can help by …
• Suggesting improvements to take your style to the next level,
• Suggesting skills and techniques you may want to consider learning,
• Examining your creative process and help you make improvements in difficult or problematic areas.

If you’re exploring different painting styles, I can help by …
• Figuring out what style of painting fits your sensibility,
• Suggesting what styles to consider trying,
• Suggesting skills and techniques you may want to consider learning,
• Examining your creative process and help you make improvements in difficult or problematic areas.