Starter Still Life 10 DVD Course



Learn to Paint Better & Stop Amateurish Paintings

Hi, Iím Daniel Edmondson

I studied art in college and took tons of classes and workshops over the years but I kept getting frustrated and was feeling like I wasn't getting it and getting better as quickly as I wanted to. So I ended up developing a system on my own that really helped me learn to paint and get better with painting and get into galleries and win shows. I took this information in this system and created a course that has been really valuable to thousands of aspiring artists.

These are some of the many problems I had:

--> I was Seeing other people get better but feeling like I wasn't getting it
--> Not mixing the colors I needed
--> The teachers kept talking but I never felt like they were really explaining was just "Do this... Do that..."
--> The teachers were correcting my drawing problems but not really teaching me how to paint

--> not knowing when to stop and overworking and ruining a good painting

I finally came up with a good workable system and this is how I did it:


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10 DVDs 10 Paintings

Each DVD will take you from the start to finish of ten paintings that you can do at home. You can even begin your first painting today because each set of DVDs comes with an online version of the same content, so if you want to travel and paint but donít want to cart around DVDs then you can look at everything online.

Donít worry Iím not going to bore you with lectures on theory or history or anything, I explain how and WHY to paint each painting as you paint the paintings along with me.

As a rare bonus, send me your painting and Iíll critique it and give you personalized tips. This is completely optional.

Imortant: Do not change your style: This course is to help you develop your own unique recognizable style not Force my style onto you

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note: Every DVD Demo is brushstroke by brushstroke, Start to Finish, nothing left out


Learn to Create Backgrounds

Iíll teach you how to paint one of the most elusive painting elements, the background and Iíll teach you how to paint a variety from smooth and quiet to varied and abstract. Weíll go over the differences and how to use backgrounds to create the most compelling painting for yourself. This is one of those big problems that more artist don't realize in their work.

Learn How to Translate

Iíll teach you how to translate what you see me doing and what youíre doing instead of you just copying what Iím doing. This way youíll be able to attribute these qualities to your own art. This is a big secret Iíve learned over the years. Iíll also show you how to keep painting simple and enjoyable from start to finish, so you wonít have to worry about staying motivated the whole time.

Easy to understand concepts you probably have not heard before

Iíve created this course in such a way where everyone should be able to use the concepts and understand them easily, plus most youíve probably never heard before. I want you to get the information fresh and undiluted. I want you to have those rewarding ďah hah.Ē moments that we as artists find so motivating and rewarding. Even if you paint with no intention to sell, I want you to be able to break through frustrations and be able to say to yourself "wow I really did it, I'm an artist".

Learn WHY

I also believe that in learning how to paint, and learning how to transfer what youíve learned to your personal art requires someone who explains why. I explain why I do each step that I do and why its important for painting. This is important so that you can later paint on your own without guidance.

Click here to see my Landscape Painting DVDs

Why still life one of the best way to learn to paint?

I believe that still life painting is a great place to start. It provides an opportunity for richness and a depth of color that isnít often found in landscape or portrait painting. Since still lifes are typically quite small (about 2 feet deep) and have a lot of information conveyed, I think they teach best how to learn advancing and receding planes, which is what makes your painting look believable and dimensional. Learning how to paint advancing and receding planes in still life will be a huge benefit later when you want to paint a landscape and people.


 Prefer Landscapes? Click Here for my Landscape 10 DVD 10 Painting course: Landscape oil painting DVDs

How we do the class:

Once you grab the course, Iíll send you an email of the photos of the still life set ups, as well as close ups of the important features of the still lifes. These photos will be ready to print from your printer or you can print them at a local photo or drug store. You can also work from your computer monitor if youíd like (that is what I usually do),  You can begin your first painting now today.




Instruction and concepts on:

Brushstrokes, Styles of painting, color mixing made easy, Composition, setting up your art space/Studio, Alla prima wet into wet techniques, Layering techniques, Toning and priming canvas or boards, How to know when a painting is finished, how to price your work, making things turn and look dimensional how to pick subjects to paint, how to get over blank canvas paralysis and start painting, what colors and tools to use, mediums and thinners, how to use acrylics, palettes, other materials, canvas and panels when to use which, clean up after painting, different types of brushes and what they do, photographing your art, scumbling, thick paint (impasto) vs. thin, how to loosen up, your process and rituals, light and shadow painting, loose painting and impressionism, painting texture, highlights and accents, ellipses, eye path and movement, color charts, hue and saturation of color, how to work from photos, finishing and varnishing, perspective when is it important and when can it be ignored, focal points and center of interest and tension, starting methods, massing, line drawing with paint, how to make things look brighter or more colorful, cleaner richer, Much more...


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The course is completely self will get the DVDs in the mail usually within a week and I will email out the reference photos/videos weekly or every time you complete the previous lesson. For example I had one woman so excited about the course that she finished it in 4 weeks and a traveling business man who took 11 months to do it...most take a little longer than 10 weeks but you choose how fast you want to work.

note: People have reported seeing an improvement in their very first painting the very first day.

 The classes and paintings

Painting/DVD 1

Tools of the artist: Brushes / Paints / mediums / canvases / panels / varnishes / palettes / knifes / easels / lighting / more

Terminology, priming

Assignment: prime and prepare canvases / panels  for the next few weeks.

Paint a simple still life oranges and grapes Demo

 Painting/DVD 2

Different ways of starting a painting

Paint a simple still life: Leaves with Warm Pear 

Painting/DVD 3

 Color mixing made easy

Painting/DVD 4

Backgrounds: one of the hardest parts of painting...simplified

 Painting/DVD  5

How to manage: Working from photos vs. Working from a computer monitor vs. Working from life

Clear glass

Painting/DVD 6

Working methods different approaches find what works the best for you

Painting/DVD 7

Leaves and Branches 

Painting/DVD 8

Blossoms and Flowers

 Painting/DVD 9

 how to setup a good still life / composite paintings

Painting/DVD 10

Putting it all together: brighter brights, richer colors, clean color


Here is what you will get:

10 DVD 10 Painting course and access to Online versions too.  You Get all 10 DVDs at once

Bonus #1: 10 - Optional Painting critiques and Q&A by Daniel Edmondson

Bonus #2: Videos on how to price and sell your paintings online through eBay or a Blog and this is where Daniel Edmondson reveals his secrets on how he sold over 200 paintings online in less than a year

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Dan's Student Comments:

Hi Dan, I was one of your first students in the original online course and last year I took your still-life course. I have taken some other online courses and I can tell you, your at far and away the best! It sure shows all the work you have put in and the benefit goes to the students. Your course, the additional videos, information, tips, marketing etc. are amazingly informative and helpful. Your critiques are so well done, no matter what the ability at the time of the student, so helpful and kind. I think my painting progressed by leaps while working with you. I have sold several of the still-lifes I painted. I highly recommend your courses. Germaine Trenary Missoula, Montana

Wow! Are you ever helpful and informative. I haven't had a chance to view everything you sent me but, I had to respond. Finally, a teacher who goes the extra mile to give information to make our experience better. My first art teacher was amazing in that he wanted all his students to know every nuance and bit of information to help us understand the needs of a painter. It is delightful to feel that feeling again. Mind you, many teachers love to teach but, don't offer the tidbits that enable us to gain access to the important things that cut an easier path in that journey. I hear it in your voice and experience it in your DVDs. I have studied numerous painters and have learned much but, adding extras like Paint Shop to our repertoire is a gift. Because somewhere in time the slightest need will recall a little, or large, bit of information that will enable us to rise to a better result.

Hi Dan, I am not very experienced at ordering things on the internet so it was a bit of a leap of faith for me to order your still life course. However I can honestly say that I am thrilled that I did and I am enjoying each new video even though time doesn't permit me to paint as often as I would like. In my opinion the course is great value for money and you are a natural teacher and generous with your tips and information. Anna-Marie

Being brand new to oil painting, I had a ton of questions about everything, from mediums and paints, to mixing colors and brushes. I searched the Internet for answers but never found anyone who addressed my specific questions. Dan's Still Life course offered exactly what I was looking for. Not only did the videos guide me step-by-step through each painting, but the additional material provided the background, technique and tips I couldn't find elsewhere. And Dan's individualized critiques of my finished paintings provided a personalized touch that sets his course above and beyond the rest. I'm very grateful I signed up. Thanks Dan! Scott Andes Kyiv, Ukraine

By accident I found your 7 Tips to Cure Amateurish in an online ad. One of the tips helped me so much with a problem I was having in a painting that I bought the Still Life DVD course. The very first painting I did from the Still Life DVDs was the Pear in the Martini Glass. It turned out so well and your demo and critique was so helpful that I recently sold this 8x10 acrylic painting from a gallery, for over $200. I think it was one of the best pieces I have ever done. The price of the course and the amount of help and knowledge you gain from it is worth every single penny!! I work in pastels and acrylics and I had no problems applying what I learned from you to these other mediums. I would recommend this course to any artist looking to take their work to the next level. Meg Anderson Green Bay Wisconsin

Dan, you are so personable and patient with your students. The subjects of your lessons look like something I would never have thought I could paint. It has been a pleasure painting under your tutelage. You have been very prompt in responding to my questions and detailed in your answers (in layman's terms.) Your critiques and your weekly tips are so helpful. Thank you for helping me to be a better painter. I have learned so much from you that I have sold several paintings now. I look forward to more courses. Judy Velasquez Allen Belfast, TN

Thank you for the great class. It has been truly profoundly helpful and meaningful for me. I will recommend it to anyone who might be interested in such a thing. What a great bargain too, i got everything promised and more... so much more that it has been taking me longer to complete the still life course than i aimed for, that and it being far worth my while to take my time always listening to your words on the DVDs and critiques several times to catch every nuance and things that i miss the first one or two times listening considering all the info you pack into it...

Thanks for the good word. I'm almost through with the course; the last painting is completed and am waiting for the varnish to dry before sending it in for review. The course has been very beneficial to me in so many ways; it's taught me a lot about color and light, forms. and technique. The individualized instruction and critique has been very positive and motivating. Even when I am my own worst critic, Dan always finds the positive and shows the good. I appreciate the positive, especially from a talented professional artist.
Best wishes,


All you have to know is dan teaches with a passion. phil ruehl chicago, ill.

You are the best teacher I've ever had and have answered a lot of the questions I've been asking myself and will actually explain all the why's one does the things one does when it comes to painting. "What happens when you do this and why it happens". You are very much appreciated.

Tell Dan for me that I enjoy his videos, tips and down to earth approach to teaching. Appreciate, him because he's real down to earth and tells it like it is without acting like a pompous ass who rams technical information and throws around terms his novice viewers would have to google later to find out what they mean. Oh! I could go on and on. Just tell him I enjoy his rapport and for being real. There is simply too much bullshit going on in the world today, that when you come across an honest soul it jumps out at you and connects on many levels.

Because of the miracle of the internet non artists like me can uncover the mysteries of putting paint to canvas thanks to your help. Ron Stanley Boynton Beach, FL

Daniel, have to tell you that I learned so much from watching the Pansy video. You are a great teacher!

I finished the tenth Still Life Painting. I have learned so much about color, composition and painting in general I have to honestly say to you that your course is the best buy for anyone wanting to learn to paint or learn more about painting on the internet. What a person can learn from your course will more than save them the cost of the course in the paints they won't waste trying to figure it out alone, and having a good teacher is the key. Oh I already have the Landscape course and plan to start on that this next week. As you say, "Love the paint, " and I also love using what you have shown me.
Thank you,
Carolyn Marie

"I took a oil painting class of Daniel's via his DVD course and was truly amazed with his teaching skills and his professionalism . I have learned more from him than I have from any other instructors in respect of detailing and tips. His my hero!" Ė Monica
This had been encouraging and fun so far. I am not sure how I came upon your video but I feel all things happen for a reason and I was supposed to meet up with you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, taking the time to help and will look forward to the rest of your classes.
thanks for the vid,
One thing I think would be a huge help for web students. Iíve taken a few of you courses and loved them, you are a great teacher.
David Gorski

Dan is a natural teacher! Excellent step by step instruction, packed with valuable information, I've learned so much. And it's in the comforts of home, I don't have to waste time and money traveling. Pat Chocorua, NH

Dear Dan,
I have to let you know how much I love your course. You are definately one of the best teachers of art. When I finished my first still life following your guide, I was so suprised to see how beautiful and professional it turned out to be. I was so excited that my heart was pumping quickly. I had never have experienced such kind of feelings before.
I love the way how you teach, step y step from the very beginning to the most details of the end with the elegency style of Old Masters. But what impress me most is that you care about your students sincerely. I realy appreciate your help and thank you indeed.
Ningning Li

I can tell already that your DVD's are going to be a tremendous help for me. I have already learned more than I remember learning when I was working on my studio art degree. With the holidays fast approaching it may take be awhile to do the work, but I am still focused to do it.
Many thanks,

Dear Dan, The Still Life series has made a tremendous difference in my paintings. The Yellow Gerbera Daisy is the sixth painting and the one I am now working on. Because of your help I have gotten more involved in the art community here where I live and on the internet. I have donated two of my paintings. That made me feel good to help others. The information in video helps me by letting me work at my own speed. I can play them over and over, stop and play as I need. That makes for a very relaxing experience. You add extras that are of great help. I've enjoyed working on my art as ofter as I want at anytime day or night. You a wonderful artist and gifted teacher. " I am looking forward to taking your other classes. Thank you, Sandra Dixon Sandra Dixon Fort Smith, Arkansas

Dear Dan, I have only one painting to go in your Still Life DVD Course. I have loved every minute of it! The photos, tips, and DVD's are of such high quality that I have never been sorry that I spent the money to order this course. It is definitely a better value than that offered by a nearby major Art School. Your video demos are exceptional! I am also thrilled that you have offered your students the rights to sell the paintings from this class. Very generous of you! Thanks! I have ordered the Landscape course and plan to begin once I complete the Still Life class. I would recommend your courses to anyone wishing to learn or improve oil painting skills. Again, Thank you! Mary Van Deman Sun Lakes, AZ, USA

Hello Dan,
Am currently working on #6 of your Still Life Course. But, the reason for this email is to tell you I've just sold two of my paintings.....

.......both from the course.
One is the "Pansies in a White Bowl" & "Martini Pear". The Martini Pear I did my own set-up, based on your photo, but using a glass surface & using the reflections in it. You did critique both, favorably, thank you.
Once again I must say how much I've learned through your course. I have been to quite a few classes over the years, but I've never found a teacher who has shown such care & attention & given such a thorough grounding into the vagaries of putting paint on canvas & producing a beautiful painting.
Your weekly tips are invaluable.....those small details we either don't know, or we simply don't think of. Not to mention the visual techniques learnt through the videos.
If you want to use this message for your blog or whatever, please do, I mean every word. Many thanks


Dear Dan, I am a beginner, now on lesson 4 of the course on still life,"Pansies in boat vase". I am painting things I never would have attempted, and I feel more confident than I could have imagined 4 weeks ago. I have benefitted from your lessons and tips, and especially critiques of my paintings. Your love of painting is inspiring to me. This course is really a Best Buy on my list. Mary Ann Philadelphia

Dear Dan I have been watching your instructional videos on line, and have been learning so many new things. Tips to make paintings interesting to the eye and, little things that create movement have interested me the most. I have really enjoyed when you critique a painting, there are so many things easy to over look, but you find a new lesson to teach us. These videos have awakened my brain to see better. thank you so much. Mary Wyoming MN

Dan's Still Life DVD course is sensational! He generously shares his knowledge and expertise on a myriad of subjects: lighting, color mixing, setups, materials, composition, brushwork, finishing's all in the DVDs. His casual style makes him easy to watch and his upbeat personality keeps one going even on those inevitable "down days" that we all experience. Thanks you, Dan...I have learned so much. Kris Stewart Eugene, Oregon

Hi Daniel,
I have one more painting to do in the still life course and I have to tell you how wonderful these classes have been for me. I took art in college over 40 years ago and painted a little when my kids were young but somewhere along life's road, I quit painting. When I decided to start painting again earlier this year I knew there was so much I needed to learn and was thrilled when I found you on the internet.
Your videos are very comprehensive but I think it's the personal critique that is so valuable. There have been so many little things that I wasn't aware of that you've brought to my attention and my work has improved 100% since taking your course. I also like your style of critiquing as you always have something positive to say while gently correcting my work. Your encouragement has given me the confidence I needed to continue in my artistic endeavors. Your enthusiasm for art and for teaching is clearly evident in every video.
I can't thank you enough for offering these classes and for sharing your knowledge. I still have so much more to learn so I plan on enrolling in your master course early next year.
I would highly recommend you to anyone who's interested in learning to paint or improving their painting skills. You're the best!

Thanks again.
A very satisfied student,
Eileen Taylor

Dan, first all I am totally enjoyeing my work with your DVD workshop. I am in my late 70's and haven't painted in some 45 yrs. At the time I invested in your program my daughter who lives in Birmingham, Al. also did. Her name is Susan Jackson she is a few weeks behind me. We have a wonderful time comparing notes and following each others progress. It is almost like attending a class. I am ready to begin week 5 and she just finished week 2, but we play off each other several times a week. She still works so she doesn't have quite the time that I do. I speak for both of us in saying our money was well spent and we commend you for your approach and your obvious pleasure in teaching. I live in Florida, so we keep instant messaging and email busy. Thanks for making our painting efforts so enjoyable and worthwhile. Sincerely, Noel Thomas

Dan, You are the best instructor that I have experienced - by far. My painting took a huge jump with your still-life class. I had my first acceptance to a juried national exhibition after I completed the class - wow! - thank you so much. Dave Tennessee

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