ONE-ON-ONE STUDIES



To help you take your painting to the next level, I provide:

• In-depth feedback for improving artwork.
• Personalized painting technique demos, exercises, and knowledge presentations.
• Examination of every step in your artistic process and help you make appropriate adjustments.


Choose either a one-time session or one of the package deals.



One Time Session

Cost for one-on-one mentoring (online using Zoom) per 45 minutes mentoring session: $50

For a one-time session, you can choose to focus on one of the following:

1. Artwork feedback. maximum of 4 art works for feedback
or
2. Artwork feedback and one technique demo:
  • Get adjustment suggestions for one or two paintings.
  • A painting technique demonstration under 20 minutes.



Package Deals

Choose a 2, 3, or 6-month package. All of these 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,
• Receive guidance to create a body of work for shows, portfolio, or submission,
• Receive guidance for ambitious art projects.

Payments can be made either by PayPal, Venmo, or personal check.

The 2-month Package: $300
Includes five 30-45 minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email

The 3-month Package: $400
Includes eight 30-45 minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email

The 6-month Package: $650
Includes sixteen 30-45 minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email
Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.

The 3-month Package with classes: $500
Includes eight 30-45 minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email
plus attend any or all Wayne's online class during the mentoring period


The 6-month Package with classes: $800
Includes sixteen 30-45 minute online Zoom meetings and unlimited critiques via email
plus attend any or all Wayne's online class during the mentoring period

Turnaround time for email critiques is typically no longer than 1 business day.



To Schedule a session or package deal:

1 . Email me to arrange an agreeable time and date (please note that I’m in Pacific Standard Time.)
2. Provide me with a list of topics you want to discuss and email me images of your paintings 12 hours before the session starts so I can review them before we meet.
3. After our meeting time is arranged, please make payment to me:
     a. For a one time session, go to this link
     b. For 2, 3, or 6 month packages, you can pay with a check, Venmo or PayPal.
4. After completing payment, email me again to let me know that the payment has been made. Payment needs to be confirmed prior to the session starting.
5. Zoom meeting ID will be sent to you in a confirmation email



Ideas for One-on-One Study Sessions :

Painting techniques:
o Improve your acrylic blending techniques,
• Improve your soft and hard edges techniques,
• Improve realism in your painting with better lighting and shapes,
• Improve your color mixing technique.

Better photo reference:
o Choosing the right photo reference for your painting,
• How to take better photos for your painting reference,
• Set up your own photo studio for taking better photo references.

Digital imaging and design:
o Photo color and composition adjustments with Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements,
• Creating art with Adobe Illustrator.

Composition and color skills:
o Explore color possibilities in your paintings,
• Improve composition and design in your paintings,
• Achieve the mood and emotions you desire with color,
• Preliminary work to improve your composition painting.

Higher level skills for serious students:
• Develop your painter’s eyes with better observation exercises,
• Convey your story in your painting with better detail, lighting, and composition,
• Express emotions and mood in your paintings with the right brush strokes and color combinations,
• Old Master style multi-layering acrylic techniques.



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. Based 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.