1 Personal Critique with Susan Blackwood OPA AIS

Personal Instruction from Susan Blackwood, to Improve 1 of Your Paintings or Drawings - any medium

Like a chess game, each painting has many solutions. Let me coach you to a better result.

Nervous about having a critique?.... don't be... I am gentle, enthusiastic, supportive and have wonderful information to help you. This critique will, also, give you tools you can apply to your other paintings. I use specific personalized detailed descriptions about the areas that need to be corrected, telling you why and telling how. I critique watercolor, oil or acrylic paintings and drawings.

In this critique I will discuss and show you images of:

  • The strengths and strong points in your painting.
  • The problems that can be corrected for your painting.
  • The solutions to each problem
  • The suggestions on how to achieve each solution.
  • Begin by selecting one of your paintings or drawings ( in any medium ) and I will personally give you suggestions on how to tweak it to the next level.
  • When you are ready, I am ready.

Your Instructor

Susan Blackwood OPA AIS
Susan Blackwood OPA AIS

Susan Blackwood has a passion for teaching artists. Her combination of enthusiasm, encouragement and Classical training is the hallmark of her teaching.

Blackwood started studying art at a very early age, continued her studies in art and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Northern Illinois University. She also studied painting at the American Art Academy in Chicago, IL. Her 47-year painting career started in 1972 winning many awards in Museum Shows, Nationally and Internationally, as an oil painter as well as a watercolorist. She has been a professional art instructor since 1975. For 32 years, she was a professional watercolorist, then, in 2003, she ventured forth into the thick and gooey medium of oils and fell in love with it. Her oils have been in many national shows and museums, winning top awards.

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Here is what Lila says!....

"I am so very appreciative of all you said in the critique and especially the specifics you provided for my painting. I simply loved the critique.
You were so thorough and each idea is extremely helpful and CORRECT. Some of it makes me slap my face and say, "why didn't I think of that?"
I had no idea you would be able to do this thorough and helpful critique and so very fast. I love the lines you superimposed on the painting to show shapes (which you always taught us is extremely important). I don't know how your computer skills allow you do that but it was so very helpful."
Lila Bartel

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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