The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

Nancy’s Exceptional Course for Painters

A Do-It-Yourself course with lifetime access

A great painting is more than just paint. Take each element in painting to its full potential and you have mastery. Learn to fine-tune your paintings and take your work from good to great. Get the results you want with more ease and speed. The Art of Painting Beyond Technique is an all-inclusive self-guided painting course. It includes thirteen videos along with Nancy’s fully illustrated book Create Perfect Paintings in pdf form. Follow along at your own pace using the course videos, book and supplemental materials.

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Purchase Streaming: $217.
This is the most popular option. It includes DIY instructions to download the course onto your own devices. You can stream as well as download whenever you like for lifetime access.

Purchase Already Downloaded: $257 + shipping.
Receive your course in the mail, already downloaded onto a mini flash drive. This is the same course as above, but with an added convenience for those of us who really don’t like playing on computers, have lousy internet service, or just like the luxury of having me download it for you onto a mini hard drive (aka flash drive). Since I do the work for you, throw in a good quality flash drive, and schlep it off to the post office, the price is a bit more plus shipping. Compatible with any standard USB A port.

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What makes this class unique?

You will not find these ideas and information anywhere else – art schools or other online courses. No need to change your painting style, subject matter or methods. This class doesn’t teach you to PAINT LIKE SOMEONE ELSE! Instead you become a smarter painter! Improve the viewing movement and spatial concept in your paintings. Learn to enhance and extend the viewer’s experience looking at your art.

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❝ Painters will master acrylic techniques in record time!❞
– Rick Garcia, artist, USA

Immediately upon purchasing the streaming version, you gain access to all materials. These can be streamed right away or downloaded onto your computer for lifetime access. For your convenience you can also purchase the course already downloaded onto a hard drive, shipped to you, and accessible using any Standard USB (A) port.

What experience level can benefit?

Any level will benefit! All techniques are fully explained for a wide audience and range of techniques. Are you a beginner to acrylic and serious about painting? This course will have you painting with ease and confidence in no time! Already painting in another medium – like oil or watercolor? Easily transfer to acrylic with this course.

Even painters with years of acrylic experience will find new and exciting ideas, updated information, great tips to control results, and more expertise to resolve painting issues. I promise! I’m so sure you will love it, I have a refund policy (for details scroll to the bottom). Complete this course and get everything you need to paint successfully with acrylic.

Get real answers to painting questions, such as

-How do I create interesting textures?
-What’s the difference between mediums, gels and pastes?
-How can I create transparency in layers?
-What is this pouring craze all about – and especially the new popular “cell” pouring?
-How do I make my work long lasting and archival?
-What are the best ways to imitate oil paint with acrylic?
-How can I imitate watercolor effects with acrylic?
–and much more……

As an extra bonus, I reveal (at long last) my secret techniques to create my popular waves and clouds.

List of Videos and Their Contents:
  • 1. Introduction (23 min)
    Welcome from your instructor. How to get the most from this course, preparation and supplies.
  • 2. Ideas About Painting (16 min)
    Explore a variety of ways to define painting. Gain insights into the painting process and the viewing experience.
  • 3. What’s Your Story? (10 min)
    The idea of story plays a significant role in what we paint and how our paintings are viewed. Explore a variety of ideas about stories to deepen your concepts about images.
  • 4. The Illusion of Space in Painting (15 min)
    Learn how the illusion of space can attract viewers to your work. Gain a wide range of expressive spatial tools — from the Renaissance methods of perspective to contemporary notions of “push-pull”.
  • 5. Best Ways to Create Illusion of Space (22.5 min)
    New tools and concepts to create the optimal type of space for your paintings.
  • 6. Realism vs. Abstraction (17 min)
    Explore these two popular terms commonly used to describe a painting’s style. Discover what they mean and how to best use them for your artwork.
  • 7. Left and Right Brain Sides (19.5 min)
    Learn to paint with more ease and flow by accessing the creative side of your brain.
  • 8. Mastering Eye Choreography (101 min)
    New concepts and techniques for exciting visual movement and how to heighten viewer experience.
  • 9. Expressing Emotion in Painting (27.5 min)
    Discover ways to portray emotion in a painting that will convey in a dynamic way to the viewer.
  • 10. How to Analyze Paintings (9.5 min)
    Learn to enhance the viewing experience of any painting. Discover how to easily identify and then resolve design issues.
  • 11. Your Work Space (11 min)
    Explore how your work space can influence your painting, and ways to improve it.
  • 12. Is It Finished? (6.5 min)
    Learn to recognize when your painting is truly finished, and how to get the results you want.
  • 13. Conclusion (28.5 min)
    Concluding thoughts from your instructor.
❝ I learned so much. This course has it all! ❞

– Bonnie Teitelbaum, painter, NM, USA

❝ Nancy feels like my fairy godmother! I felt very insecure about my techniques. Now I know how to achieve any result I want. ❞

– Phyllis Jaffe, painter, former art professor, Maryland, USA

❝ As an oil painter, learning about acrylics in this course introduced me to a world of new possibilities. I am now using acrylics as a base for my oil paints, as underpaintings to quickly map out a composition, for unusual textural surfaces, and to create effects not possible with oil. ❞

– Rajul Shah, painter, Japan/USA

❝ Nancy Reyner is an artistic genius. She has a vast knowledge of painting, materials and styles. With Nancy’s thorough instruction I resolved my painting obstacles and I’m more inventive. ❞

– Janice Patterson, painter, Shoreline, WA, USA

Refund Policy

If you are dissatisfied with this course for any reason, you can request a refund by contacting Nancy. All refund requests MUST be made within 48 hours after receiving your streaming course by email, or downloaded hard drive by mail. No refunds will be issued after that time. If you purchased the downloaded course, you will be responsible for return shipment of the mini hard drive prior to receiving your refund.

About Nancy

Nancy believes art is a rewarding pursuit and can be a powerful way to enhance our quality of life. She enjoys imparting this passion to her students, encouraging the courageous use of materials and artistic expression. Nancy has over 30 years painting experience, authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”, and worked as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors for 16 years. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.