• Artist – Sarah Sedwick
  • 4+ Hours of content
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private FB Community
  • Course Price – $99 USD
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Would You Like to Explore Outside-the-Box Still Life Subjects?  How About Learning to Paint Black Objects without Relying on Black Paint??

Join Sarah Sedwick in SHOES!, where you will be introduced to Sarah’s split-primary palette and do lots of color mixing - including some “special” tips for painting outside-the-box still life subjects. Paint from your own creative still life in any color combination you choose, or use the photo references included with the workshop! The alla prima painting style, in which a piece is finished in one sitting, is suited for painters of all levels, in both oils and acrylics - and this workshop makes a great follow-up - or introduction to - Sarah’s Oil Painting Boot Camp. Let's paint some shoes!

Shoes Heels paint set up

By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Discover the “what why and how” of a split-primary palette - in oils or acrylics and all about adding “bonus colors” to spice things up.
  • Create a fun and funky - or elegant and refined still life of shoes to paint from at home - including Sarah’s special tips for lighting and arrangement - or work from photo reference provided
  • Lay out a palette in oils or acrylics, and mix colors for all those juicy brushstrokes
  • Explore Sarah’s alla prima painting method, step by step
  • Get tips on varnishing your finished shoe painting


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In “Shoes!” with Sarah Sedwick, you will receive three lessons, including two full-length painting demonstrations - one of converse sneakers (so cute!) and one of black high heels. Exploring these outside-the-box still life subjects will help you tackle some very common non-shoe themed subjects too. We’ll discuss painting black objects (without relying solely on black paint to do it), and capturing the unique texture of different kinds of shoes.

Shoes heels finished painting 10x10
Shoes Heels paint set up
Shoes Sneakers Sketch
Shoes Sneakers finished painting 9x12

Chances are you’ve already got most of the materials we will be using! Pull out those fun “special teams” tubes from the back of your paintbox, and add them into your split primary palette - especially if your shoes are a wild and bright color.  You will learn tips for lighting and arranging your shoe still life, exploring color combinations, and creating dynamic shadows - in your studio, or at your kitchen table. You’ll learn Sarah’s three simple steps for alla prima, or direct painting, in oils. First: color mixing, second: the block-in or underpainting - sketching out your composition on the canvas. And third: laying down all that brilliant color!  There is also a bonus lesson on the what, why, and how of varnishing. Acrylic painters welcome!


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A prolific painter of still life and portraits, Sarah has been teaching workshops on alla prima painting around the country since 2013, and also offers an online art mentorship program. She is the author of the book Dynamic Still Life for Artists, published in 2022.

Based in Eugene, Oregon since 2007, Sarah was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her oil paintings explore the simple beauty of everyday objects, often inspired by luscious color and texture combinations. All are painted from life.

Sarah’s teaching philosophy is simple: the more you paint, the more you improve - so find ways to make painting as accessible and enjoyable as possible! Let go of perfectionism, and watch the results unfold.


This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  The artist will be actively involved with the class via Facebook the first four weeks the course is open!  After that the course will be a self-study.  The artist may or may not be involved after the four weeks.  We are looking forward to seeing your artwork!


Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 


  • Two canvases or canvas boards, or a pad of canvas paper, or Arches oil paper - any size you’d like to work on for about 3 hours. 8x8, 10x10, 8x10, 9x12 or larger. I use Raymar - their Arches oil paper panels, and their 23SC canvas panels.
  • Having a couple of extra canvases can be helpful.


Paint - I use M. Graham brand. Here is my split-primary palette. Bonus colors marked with an *. Substitutions - or using fewer colors - are ok!

  • Titanium white
  • Warm white (Gamblin)
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cadmium red (medium or light)
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Radiant blue (Gamblin)
  • Pthalo blue red shade
  • Cadmium yellow (medium)
  • Hansa yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Ivory black


I use Princeton Aspen and Princeton Summit Series 6100 white Taklon flats, but please use what you’re comfortable with. A good starter kit is a #2 round and a #6 flat.


  • Palette - New Wave 11x16” white pad disposable palette, or similar
  • Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it. I like the RGM softgrip no. 45 (blue handle)
  • Rags or paper towels (blue shop towels are the best!)
  • Gamsol, 16 oz. size.
  • Medium: walnut oil or Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel
    Can, jar, or other container for Gamsol
  • An easel. (See the video in the materials section for an introduction to my travel easel, the LederEasel).
  • Good to have: Pencil, sketchbook, masking tape


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