Lori Putnam

Lori Putnam: Bold Brush Strokes and Confident Color


Video Length: 2 Hours 42 Minutes
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Lori Putnam is taking America by storm, winning awards and gaining critical acclaim from top art historians like Jean Stern.

About Lori’s work, Jean says, “Like the natural light that is so prominent in her work, Lori Putnam’s art does not sit still, it is in constant motion.

“Lori treats viewers to the total plein air experience — not simply the effect of light, which she captures so well, but the movement inherent in fluid sunlight. It is the motion of life itself and Lori does this like no one else can.”

Experience Lori’s friendly teaching style as she presents a complete, step-by-step guide to her process for creating paintings. You’ll see it all … from the original design of the composition to the process of completion.

Study with Lori and soon, you’ll be painting with bold brush strokes and experiencing more confidence in using strong color in your own artwork.

A native of Tennessee, Lori is a member of the historic Salmagundi Club New York, Oil Painters of America, and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. In 2021, Lori won the Annual Grand Prize in the PleinAir Salon Art Competition and her winning artwork was featured on the cover of PleinAirmagazine.

Lori has taught on the main stage at the PleinAir Convention & Expo (PACE) and is a highly respected keynote speaker, lecturer, and demonstrator across the U.S. and abroad.

This course is for all levels of painters and Lori includes her oil color palette for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists.


“Plein Air Painting will be the toughest sport you’ve ever played. The reward is worth it!”

— Lori Putnam


Video includes:

  • Exhibit of works
  • Step-by-step painting demonstration
  • Interview with the artist conducted by Eric Rhoads


Lori’s Oil Color Palette for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced artists


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Linda Kelly
Terrific teaching tool

Lori i is a wonderful teacher. I learned so much from watching her compose her landscape, organize her values, mix paint and finally apply the paint.

She thinks out loud as she's painting. Wonderful matching of value and color.

Jayne Bourke
New perspective

I found this interesting, offering insights into how Lori paints. Given the title, I did expect a bit more on brush technique, but I enjoyed seeing/hearing how she interprets a scene.
I also enjoyed the interview. It's interesting to learn how people evolve and grow, what has motivated them and contributed to their creativity, professional development and view of the world.

Suha younis
Lori Putnam

I enjoy the video every minute of it love the information she add about color and medium her perspective of drawing and painting thank you for introducing her.

Kenneth Kant
Good overall instruction

This is one of the best I have purchased. Good instruction, easy pace, almost all audible. I would have liked a bit more on different ways to use the brush. I am saving it to look at again.

James Oliver
Best I have purchased. Will there be a second one?

This is an excellent DVD. Ms Putnam shared much more information than others I have watched. Her story and interview at the end is also inspirational. I purchased this when it first released and have been waiting for another. Please ask her to consider making a new one for us soon.