Kathie Odom

Kathie Odom: Bold Brushwork

Video Length: 3 Hours

Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for you:

  • Understanding the “why” behind what you’re painting.
  • Valuable tips on “interruption-free” painting to keep your creative momentum moving
  • How to confidently splash color without hesitation
  • How “resisting” makes a better painting… and strengthens your inner courage
  • Why “leaving stuff out” is as important as “putting stuff in”
  • How to show your courage through your painting so your viewers can see it!
  • Why a makeup applicator can save the day
  • “Nostalgic Impressionism,” a philosophy that’ll transform your painting
  • How to paint what you like, and be BOLD with it!
  • How to organize your brushes and tools to maintain “painting flow”
  • How to increase excitement by adding colors at the right spots
  • How to get quiet spaces to boost your storytelling
  • A delightful interview of Kathie by Eric Rhoads
  • A special short video segment of various quick tips you can apply immediately
  • PLUS: A portfolio of some of Kathie’s most beautiful artwork
  • And much, much more...


In this video tutorial, Kathie will help you build confidence with your painting techniques, regardless of where you are on your journey.

She’ll show you how to feel confident in taking more risks and trusting yourself enough to let your creative instincts do more of the work.

You’ll get to internalize her painting philosophies and the full meaning of boldly painting with courage.

She’ll guide you on how to tell more powerful and captivating stories instead of simply “painting a pretty picture.”

You’ll find out how to “be one with the brush,” and discover what job each brush is really supposed to be doing!

You’ll see how to mix colors fearlessly and splash colors confidently. You’ll also get the opportunity to uncover ideas and techniques that can dramatically improve your approach to painting.

With your confidence greatly boosted, you’ll experience newfound joy with painting!

Who is this remarkable instructor?

Kathie Odom calls herself a “Nostalgic Impressionist.” She has a unique way of identifying subjects from which even the most experienced artist can learn a thing or two. 

For the last 10 years, Kathie has traveled extensively and spent much of her time oil painting across America. You can bet she’s highly passionate about plein air — she often allows herself to get lost in the process of it all, thanks to her “bold brushwork”!

If your confidence needs a boost and you’re ready to become a much more bold and courageous painter, you definitely want to study with Kathie Odom.


Chapter 1: A Place for Everything - before you paint, get prepped and organized so you can focus on your emerging masterpiece

Chapter 2: Visual Checklist - you’ll want to keep this handy checklist to remind you of what is important

Chapter 3: What Stops you in your tracks? Kathie will review photos and the paintings that came from those different places. This will help you understand what makes a worthy subject for your paintings. 

Chapter 4: The Importance of Drawing & Sketching - get familiar with your scene and decide what is important

Chapter 5:  Set Up Your Palette - Kathie will review specifics on color and mediums

Chapter 6:  Wash & Draw - Toning your canvas to knock out the white and create your composition. Kathie shares her best tips for color harmony and utilizing different brush techniques for a variety of effects

Chapter 7:  What’s the Focal Point - Knowing your focal point will help you stick with your painting plan. Kathie offers specifics on different brushes, colors, and how to paint both bounced and reflected light.

Chapter 8:  Develop the Painting: develop and mix color as you go for freshness. Includes mixing greens of trees and using a palette knife for texture. Learn how to use line and value changes to draw the eye around the painting. Painting the sky around wires, trees, antennas, will add to the impressionistic look.

Chapter 9:  Finishing Touches: Complete details, make adjustments, sign it.


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