Cheri Christensen

Cheri Christensen: The Color of White - Make Your Whites Come to Life

Video Length: 5 Hours 36 Minutes

Grab This Video Before Attempting To Paint White Subject Matter!

Let Award-Winning Artist Cheri Christensen Show You How To Paint A White Subject Matter Accurately… And How To Showcase Your Skills Effectively And Impress Your Viewers!

White is probably one of the most challenging colors to paint accurately, despite being such a clean and pure color!

In fact, most professional artists never use white straight out of the tube… even for the objects that appear the most white! It’s always a confusing mix of colors. 

Everything is different when painting with the mysterious color of “white” — values, shadows, creating warm and cools — all different! 

Lucky for you, award-winning artist Cheri Christensen will make it easy for you. 

So, if you’re planning to paint a subject or scene with lots of white, we highly suggest watching this video first. This will ensure your whites come to life!

In this video, you’ll discover effective methods to paint white subject matter successfully and how to see reflective color in your shadows.

Plus, you'll learn how the color white is affected by its surroundings and how time of day and weather affect the color of light.

You'll also get a masterclass on how to see and capture subtle color shifts in your shadows.

After this video, you’ll know how to paint white subject matter with confidence and precision, just like the pros. No more searching in frustration for the right paint tube!

Any serious artist knows that a thorough understanding of painting with white is mandatory. With Cheri’s guidance, you’ll soon be able to confidently paint clouds, white dresses, snow, and a variety of other subjects easily.

That’s not all.

Cheri will also teach you how to paint loosely to let your creativity flow while still capturing the essence of your subject. She'll also demonstrate how to paint what you see, and how to use reference photos to improve your painting skills.

This best-seller is a must-have, especially if you find your white subject matter paintings “dull” or “chalky” ... because after watching this video, your paintings will be much more vibrant and captivating!

Master this CRITICAL skill today with Cheri and see your paintings improve!


Here's some of what’s inside this video:

  • Clarification & demonstration on what “lightest lights” and “darkest darks” are…
  • The simple ways to prevent your painting from being “chalky” ...
  • Discover ways to improve your colors/values…
  • Tips on how to crop your photos…
  • Brilliant lessons on drawing and composition…
  • Discussion of relationships between color temperature and range of values…
  • An important note on “broken color” versus “smooth color” ...
  • How to ensure your brushwork looks like a painting and not a photo…
  • Must-not miss discussion of brushwork that describes reality without being “too real” ...
  • Lessons on transitions and edges between lights and darks…
  • Why you should consider using different brushes for different colors & color temperatures…
  • How to create lost and found edges for interest…
  • How to paint white ducks in bright sunlight accurately…
  • How to select the RIGHT reference photographs so it’s easier for you to paint…
  • How to see reflective color in your shadows…
  • Pro Tip: How to see and capture the subtle shifts in color in your shadows…
  • Insights on how to be more LOOSE with your brushwork…
  • and so much more!


Who Is Cheri Christensen?

Cheri Christensen was born in Enumclaw Washington, a small rural town of horse, dairy and cattle ranches at the foot of Mt. Rainier. Cheri's grandfather was a cattle rancher and was a big influence on her choice of subject matter today.

Cheri honed her skills in oil painting and drawing under the tutelage of Ron Lukas, a protege of Sergei Bongart, who taught in the tradition of the Russian Impressionists. Her passion lies in capturing the interplay of color and light on form.

Cheri's artistic prowess has been recognized in prestigious exhibitions at the Charles Emma Frye Art Museum in Seattle, where her first submitted painting was displayed. She also participated in the Allied Artists of America 1995 show, where her painting featuring farm animals received the Beatrice Jackson Memorial award for Best Traditional Landscape. 

Her captivating works can now be found in several galleries across the nation. These galleries include McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Eisenhauer Gallery on Martha's Vineyard, and Jack Meier Gallery in Houston.

Cheri's impressive body of work has also been featured in leading art magazines like American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, and Southwest Art Magazine. 

Her dedication to sharing her knowledge and skills has led to the creation of five instructional videos with Liliedahl Video Productions, titled "Straight Ahead," "Highlight," "Keeping an Eye Out," "Brushwork & Backlight," and her latest release, "The Color of White." Cheri's artistic journey is also documented in the books, "Art Journey, New Mexico," and "Finding Your Visual Voice: A Painter's Guide to Developing an Artistic Style."

Today, Cheri resides in Texas, where she continues to inspire and captivate audiences with her incredible talent and passion for art.


This best-seller is perfect for you if:

  • You want to get better at painting white subject matter…
  • You want to improve your loose brushwork skills…
  • You want to learn how to paint what you see…
  • You love ducks!


Chapter Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Tips for Photographing Your Subject
  • Prepare Your Reference
  • Materials & Tools
  • Drawing & Composition
  • Block-in Shadows
  • Block-in Lights
  • Model the Form
  • Accents & Edges


Bonus Extras:

  • Interview with Eric Rhoads
  • Gallery of Cheri’s works for your inspiration


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