"Fabulous Farm Animals" Online Workshop

As a kid, I use to hang out with the “Goat Lady”aka Jackie our neighbor, who happened to have a hobby farm full of goats, cows, horses, chickens, and dogs.  I spent hours helping her out on her little farm and even learned how to milk goats and deliver babies. Some of my fondest memories were hanging out with Jackie and with some of my favorite farm friends, the animals.  Farm animals are so fun to paint especially if you use non-traditional colors.  Animals have personalities and painting them in unusual poses or close ups of their faces captures a little bit of that.  Maybe it’s a little nostalgic for me as I think of the good old days where I’d throw on my cowboy boots, my goat coat (yes, I had a designated coat for the goats because it would stink so bad), and head on down the hill to Jackie’s farm.  Possibly there’s a fondness in your memories of a place or time where you enjoyed the company of some farm animals, or maybe you just appreciate animals and colors and are drawn to this combination.  I can assure you that these paintings will make you smile and bring a little farm joy to anyone who experiences them.

In this collection of acrylic paintings I wanted you to learn how to paint farm animals in a whimsical way as well as learn some techniques on using a combination of brighter colors.  The idea of painting a blue cow or pink/purple donkey is silly and yet sophisticated all at once.  You will create four different paintings, each with their own unique style and colors. The techniques you’ll learn in this class can be translated into other paintings. My hope is that as you paint them that you’ll connect with some positive memories or maybe of future hopes and dreams of farm life. Remember to give yourself a lot of grace as you are learning some new techniques and don’t forget that if you mess up, you can always paint over it.  I promise you’ll have some really fabulous paintings when we are done and I’ll have my cowboy boots, and my “goat coat” on to get a little messy alongside you.  Let’s get started!

You will get:

-4 Paintings…

-Over 4 hours of video… taking you step by step for each painting

-Learn how to draw out each farm animal and build the colors from dark to light

-Techniques on how to blend colors, add highlights, and create shadows 

-Techniques using different colors to create realistic and yet colorful animals

-Techniques on how to create fur in a whimsical way

-Learn how to use some brighter accent colors in a new way

-Practice using palette knives to create more interest in your paintings 

-Access to our Elida Art Studio Facebook Group & Artist community

-Feedback on your artwork and tips along the way to keep you motivated

The Investment: 

These 4 painting classes plus bonus mixing class

Early Bird SPECIAL: $79.99

Regular pricing: $109.99

Materials List "Fabulous Farm Animals"

Conte Crayons:


Beginner Set of 5: 

Canvases 11”x14” pack of 7:


Acrylic Paints: Utrecht Studio Acrylic Paints

These are a great paint with the best value for your dollar. I also love the Utrecht Artists Colors, but they are more expensive. I use these everyday and then supplement with Golden paint for that extra pop of color.

-Crimson (in other brands Alizarin Crimson) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-3008/ -Medium Red (in other brands its Cadmium Red medium hue) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-3708/
-Medium Yellow (in other brands its Cadmium Yellow medium hue) 
https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-4028/-Pthalo Blue https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-5168/ -Ultramarine Blue https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-5138/ -Bright White (in other brands Titanium White) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-1028/

Quinacridone Magenta (Important for the Darling Donkey Lesson)

https://www.dickblick.com/items/golden-fluid-acrylics-quinacridone- magenta-1-oz-bottle/

 Bonus Colors :

-Gold: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-9008/
-Burnt Sienna: 
https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-8048/ -Deep Black: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-2108/

Palette Paper Pad


Gloss Gel Medium



Kamar Varnish:

Non yellowing varnish:https://www.dickblick.com/items/00435-1005/

Palette Knives Starter Set of 3

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Fabulous Farm Animals Bundle

    • Welcome to Fabulous Farm Animals

    • Fabulous Farm Animals Downloads

  • 2

    Main Lesson 1: Peppy Pig

    • Peppy Pig Welcome

    • Lesson 1: Draw It Out

    • Lesson 2: Color Mixing Chart

    • Lesson 3: Put in the Darks

    • Lesson 4: Adding Color

    • Lesson 5: Adding the Background

    • Peppy Pig Farewell

  • 3

    Main Lesson 2: Darling Donkey

    • Darling Donkey Welcome

    • Lesson 1: Draw It Out

    • Lesson 2: Color Mixing Chart

    • Lesson 3: Adding The Darks

    • Lesson 4: First Layer of Color

    • Lesson 5: Detail & More Color

    • Lesson 6: Background

    • Darling Donkey Farewell

  • 4

    Main Lesson 3: Goofy Goat

    • Goofy Goat Welcome

    • Lesson 1: Draw It In

    • Lesson 2: Color Mixing Chart

    • Lesson 3: Fill In The Darks

    • Lesson 4: Add Colors

    • Lesson 5: Eyes & Details

    • Lesson 6: Background & Sign

    • Goofy Goat Farewell

  • 5

    Main Lesson 4: Colorful Cow

    • Colorful Cow Greeting

    • Lesson 1: Draw It Out

    • Lesson 2: Color Mixing Chart

    • Lesson 3: Put in the Darks

    • Lesson 4: Add Colors

    • Lesson 5: Layering Colors

    • Lesson 6: Finish With Background

    • Colorful Cow Farewell

  • 6

    Ciao Bellas!

    • FINISH...