"The Red Truck" Online Workshop

Who doesn't love a vintage red truck around the holidays! In this workshop you will create a beautiful painting, with it's own unique style. The techniques you’ll learn can be translated into other paintings and you’ll find that most of the colors go well with any decor. My hope is that as you paint this red truck you’ll be filled with fond memories of the past or maybe imagining a brighter future of new holiday traditions and lots of love.  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 get done and I’ll be teaching you step by step along the way!  Let’s get started!

You will get:

-1 Painting completed by you

-Step by step painting instruction

-Techniques on how to blend colors, add highlights, and create shadows to make 3D shapes

-Techniques on how to paint snow and splatter paint

-Learn how to use gel medium or heavy bodied paint to create texture

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

-Bonus: Specialty class on mixing colors

-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: 

1 painting class plus bonus mixing class

Early Bird SPECIAL: $29.99

Regular pricing: $49.99

"The Red Truck" Material's List

Conte Crayons: 



Beginner Set of 5: https://www.dickblick.com/items/05890-1029/

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)


-Medium Yellow (in other brands its Cadmium Yellow medium hue)


-Pthalo Blue


-Ultramarine Blue


-Bright White (in other brands Titanium White) 


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


Palette Knife Style 103


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Red Truck

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Bonus Lesson: Color Mixing

    • Introduction to Color Mixing

    • Elida's Fab Five

    • Mixing Mixed Colors

  • 3

    Main Lesson: Red Truck Lesson

    • Lesson 1: The Background

    • Lesson 2: Draw the Truck

    • Lesson 3: Add Shadows

    • Lesson 4: Adding Details and Snow

    • Lesson 5: Splatter Snow

    • Farewell