Early Bird Registration! Save 15.00 off the Regular Price

Early Bird Registration!  Save 15.00 off the Regular Price
Dirty Flirty Birds starts January 20th!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winner winner!

Hello Everyone!

I'm sorry I didn't hit publish earlier...I've been running around with a myriad of to-dos today and am behind schedule.

The winners of my Tuition reimbursement and Scholarship giveaway are:

Loretta Kasper (existing student)

And  new student: (If anyone knows Jean...please send her a message as I dont' see a link on her profile.

Congratulations to you both!    Please email me at jodiohl@hotmail.com to get information on how to get in to the class!  

Thank you all for your amazing comments, so much 'golden' information!!

Well worth a  read in itself!

xoxo Jodi

Blogger Jean said...
These are my favorite words ---
""Accepting your style and who you are is not always the easiest thing. Whether in art or in the bathroom as you look in the mirror, remember that we often are our own worst critics.""

I so need to just create and forget those voices and doubts.

I love your style and those birds look like so much fun!!

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday is Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Day!

 In my last post,  I mentioned a a few tips for every artist to incorporate into their daily routines shared from my upcoming online class (in case you missed that post, check it out HERE).

Today, I wanted to share, well....the class with you!

Today is Tuesday, Tuition Reimbursement  and Scholarship Day!

If you'd like a chance to join in on Dirty Flirty Birds, an online painting workshop with me 

that starts January 20th,  leave a comment here and tell me a tip you've found helpful

getting motivated during the winter months (or any time really that you are in a slump).

If you've already joined and paid, no worries. I'm giving one existing student a refund and 

one new student a scholarship!  


Don't delay--this is a whirlwind promotion!  

But wait...there's more, if we get over 100 comments, I'll add 2 more giveaways!  

Winners chosen Wednesday morning!

EXTRAS:  Share a link to this post on your social media site and come back for a second entry (one extra entry per person).

REMINDERS:  Please let me know if you'r already signed up so I can pick one winner 

from existing students and one new winner. 

Also...leave your emails I can contact you if you win!

If you just want to pull the trigger and join in, check out all the details along with registration information by clicking HERE.

I'm almost finished with editing the last couple of videos and i can tell you there is  over 4 hours of jam packed content, 3 main projects and several jump starts along with technique and product tips! 

What's even better is that the access is open ended and on going which means that you'll have 24/7 access with no end date in sight along with access to a private Facebook group that I will monitor for questions and feedback.

NEW....I will also host a live feedback Q &A session 3 times during the first 6-8  weeks!  YAY!

Are you ready to get all 'painty' and create with us????

Would you like to create characters with personality and flair???

Dirty Flirty Birds starts January 20th and I'd love to see you there!

Don't forget to leave your comment to receive a complimentary pass into the class (or a tuition reimbursement if you've already joined)  

2 winners (or more) will be picked Wednesday 1/13/16!


As if DFB isn't enough online goodness for you, I'm also participating in Creative Jumpstarts 2016 over at my friend Nathalie's site and today is MY jumpstarter day.

For one low price you get 25 videos from 24 artists that will 'jumpstart' your 2016 in a creative way.

Check it out!

Friday, January 08, 2016

Three Painting Tips for the Aspiring Artist

It's finally Friday...whooohoo!  Actually, I don't know about you but this week has gone by pretty quickly in my book.  I spent most of the week knee deep in the final editing process of my upcoming online class, Dirty Flirty Birds, which opens up on January 20th.  The class is filling up nicely but we still have room for YOU....join us if you can and you'll enjoy 3 major projects, tons of tips, and hours of video content that you can access for an open ended period of time. The videos are not downloadable but there is no end date so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the workshop!  

Today's inspiration and tips come from my online class--so you get a little sneak preview:

1.  If you are creating a collection of paintings, repeat colors in each of the pieces to different degrees so that each piece will coordinate together in cohesive way.  I try to start several paintings all at once so this is possible, especially if I am making my own custom colors.  

2.  Brushes are so important to an artist.  Finding ones you love is not easy but as you can see here, these are all well loved and used frequently.  My advice to you if you are an acrylic painter is to keep at least one large flat brush (and perhaps round brush) in your tool box at all times as well as a couple of flats, a small and medium angled, and a few small round for details.  You'll find that if you have the right sized brush for the painting you are working on or the part of the painting you are working on, you will be less frustrated and get the work done more efficiently. I stay away from the really cheap synthetic brushes. If they come in a pack of 20 for 10 bucks...run!!! The large brush in the picture was about 14.00 on sale.   It was well worth it.

3.  Don't be afraid to pursue a series as long as it makes you happy.  Even if the subject matter is similar throughout the series, stretch yourself to find ways to differentiate each piece in new and unique ways.  The benefit of repeating subjects is that you will enhance your skills as an artist along the way AND if you sell your work, you will be offering a variety of work your patrons can keep coming back for to add to their own personal collection.

Creating work with personality is just one of the many things we will be learning in my online class along with these three top tips!

Join Dirty Flirty Birds now and you'll get 15.00 off the regular price. Offer is good only through January 20th.

Have a great weekend all, get out those paints and have fun!!



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