|Learn to Paint!
|Paint a seascape, landscape, animals and more! I've been painting my entire life and teach classes in oil painting, acrylic and pastel.
Learn about composition, value, color mixing, how to create depth in a painting and more! I'll walk you through step by step. As artists,
if we paint from our hearts as well as our heads, the end result will show. I'd like my students to feel a connection with what they are
painting such as a favorite place or pet. So, prior to class, I ask that they choose a subject meaningful to them which will result in a
keepsake to cherish and proudly hang in their home.
|Eleanor, I love my oil
painting lessons. You are so
patient and dedicated and
determined to let me know
that I can paint. Can't wait to
start a new painting.
~ Terry Marshall
Boiling Springs, NC
|"Eleanor was patient and
very knowledgeable. I
learned many techniques
during my lessons that have
had an empowering effect. I
now feel confident working
with oils. Eleanor is bright
and kind. In the future,I hope
to work with her again."
~ Audrey S.
|"Eleanor obviously knows
her stuff and was wonderful
guiding my teenage
daughter during her first
ever lesson in painting
(started with oils). My
daughter is so looking
forward to her next lesson!"
~ Patti M.
San Antonio, TX
|"I’ve had an amazing experience
with Eleanor. Though I had no
previous experience with oil
paint, she inspires me to never
give up. I’m extremely happy
with the work I've created and
couldn't have done it without her.
I look forward to each and every
~ Katy Kohut
|My son, Michael's drawing
skills and technique have
improved dramatically since
he's been receiving Eleanor's
instruction. He finds the
lessons challenging but has
thrived under her direction.
Eleanor is a patient and kind
instructor and has helped
Michael tap into a skill which we
could not develop on our own.
~ Elizabeth Walters
|Please fill in the form below to request more information. As soon as I receive your inquiry, I'll email or call you so that we can talk about the lessons
and schedule a time to paint. I'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
|Eleanor is very patient and
never let me give up on my
painting. She definitely has a
way of finding the artistic side of
people. Having never painted
with oils before, I feel confident
that I can embark on my own
projects with the skills Eleanor
has taught me. I would love to
paint with her again!
~ Michelle Ly.
|Eleanor taught me everything from
the basics to advanced techniques.
I selected our beach walk on Figure
Eight Island as the subject. It really
is an amazing piece of art and both
my husband and I are thrilled! I
couldn't be happier with my lessons
as I now have the skills to create my
own gorgeous works of art for years
to come. I highly recommend
Eleanor as a fantastic teacher and
inspiring artistic mentor!”
~ Jennifer Andrews
|Eleanor is an amazing artist and
teacher. I was completely amazed by
the results of my painting under her
direction and will continue to learn all I
can from her. I have a great time when
I am there!
~ Darlene Courtemanche
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|Most of the people I've taught have never painted before. If you don't have paints or brushes, I'll start you out using mine. You'll just need to bring a
canvas and the desire to paint. After the first lesson, I'll provide a list of supplies to bring to your next lesson. A minimum two-hour session is necessary
the first time we meet to allow sketching in your subject and applying the first layer of paint. After the initial lesson, you decide how often you'd like to
paint depending on your schedule and budget. The cost of painting lessons is $20/Hr. If you live outside the Shallotte, NC, area, I can also come to you
for an additional charge to cover travel time and expenses.
|I thoroughly enjoyed painting with Eleanor. She was
very helpful in listing the supplies I needed, flexible
with my time schedule and patient with the process
of teaching this 50+ year old beginner! I learned
about mixing color, value, different brushes to use
and techniques. From sketching out the initial
shapes on the canvas to cleaning brushes afterward,
every session was informative, professional and
enjoyable. Eleanor is a talented and experienced
artist who skillfully passes along her knowledge of
the painting process. Money and time well spent!
~ Donna Ratliff