Brushstrokes of Southwest Essence

Brushstrokes of Southwest Essence

An oil painting Masterclass in capturing Taos adobe interiors charm

Are you Seeking to Tell Compelling Stories on Canvas with Interiors?

Perhaps you get overwhelmed by all the details, perspective, and busyness? There’s no better way to get enchantment, narrative, and a sense of place in your paintings than with compelling interiors.

Living spaces is where we all live the magic of our days.

In this masterclass you’ll learn how to simplify each scene and pull out the true essence of them so you can tackle any interior with confidence from now on.

Unleash the captivating magic of Southwest adobe interiors through six immersive lessons, where you’ll master the art of playing with sunlight, shadows, scale and perspective, mood, color, and the essence of master artists’ legacies like Nicolai Fechin and Georgia O’Keefe.


6 Extensive Video Lessons
Reference Images for Every Lesson
A Complete List of Materials

Almost 7 Hours of Content!
(6 hour 54 mins)

Lesson 1: Charming Adobe Ambiance

Capturing Light and Texture in a Kitchen Scene

Step into the heart of a rustic kitchen and learn to create captivating oil paintings that ooze charm. Dive deep into the interplay of light and texture, as you master the art of capturing warmth and character in every brushstroke. Discover the magic that infuses an adobe kitchen scene with undeniable allure.

Charming Adobe Ambiance: Capturing Light and Texture in a Kitchen Scene
1 hours 35 minutes

Lesson 2: Elegance in Earth Tones

Capturing a Georgia O'Keeffe Vibe in an Adobe Bath

Unveil the soul-soothing simplicity of a southwestern adobe bathroom, reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s aesthetic brilliance. Through this lesson, master the delicate balance of earth tones and minimalist elegance, reimagining an adobe bath space on your canvas. Elevate your art with the timeless grace of an old claw foot bath.

Elegance in Earth Tones: Capturing a Georgia O'Keeffe Vibe in an Adobe Bath
1 hours 22 minutes

Lesson 3: Evening Enchantment

Painting a Moroccan-inspired Adobe Hallway

Transport your canvas into a world of enchantment as you embark on painting a Moroccan-inspired adobe hallway in the evening. Learn to play with warm lights and shadows that weave an aura of mystery. This lesson guides you through capturing the unique charm that arises when Southwest aesthetics meet Moroccan allure.

Evening Enchantment: Painting a Moroccan-inspired Adobe Hallway
52 minutes

Lesson 4: Rays of Warmth

Mastering Sunlight in an Adobe Living Room

Experience the art of mastering sunlight in the context of an adobe living room scene. Uncover the secrets of illuminating your canvas with captivating warm and cool light in the same scene! (Yes! It can be done) Turn a blank space into an inviting haven where any viewer can imagine themselves sitting. This lesson delves deep into the techniques that breathe life into your portrayal of adobe interiors.

Rays of Warmth: Mastering Sunlight in an Adobe Living Room
1 hours 3 minutes

Lesson 5: Sunflowers and Spirit

Painting a Taos Interior in Fechin's Footsteps

Journey through the artistic legacy of one of my favorite artists, Nicolai Fechin, as you bring his iconic Sunflowers painting to life within a Taos interior. Discover the techniques that evoke Fechin’s spirit, merging vibrant sunflowers and adobe ambiance. This lesson celebrates both your creativity and the timeless beauty of Fechin’s masterpieces.

Sunflowers and Spirit: Painting a Taos Interior in Fechin's Footsteps
50 minutes

Lesson 6: Warming Hues of Daybreak

Oil Painting the Inviting Charm of a Morning Adobe Porch

Capture the alive beauty of a morning adobe porch dancing with the exciting warm hues of sunlight. This lesson guides you through transforming your canvas into a colorful oasis, where light and shadows dance in harmony. Learn to paint the glowing light, brilliant colors, rich shadows and simplify this ecclectic scene.

Warming Hues of Daybreak: Oil Painting the Inviting Charm of a Morning Adobe Porch
1 hours 12 minutes


Are there reference images?

Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the set up, the painting, and color palette.

How many video lessons do I get?

There are 6 extensive lessons with almost 7 hours of content in total!

Do I get access to all videos at once?

Yes! This way you can choose which lesson you’d like to start with and access any of them at your convenience.

How long will I have access to the videos?

Members of the Art Life School retain access for as long as they have an active subscription – no need to purchase this masterclass separately – it’s included!

Lifetime Access is available to purchase below – you’ll retain access to these lessons even if you don’t have an Art Life School membership.

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Brushstrokes of Southwest Essence