Free start to finish video lesson

Yesterday I sent out my second newsletter which included the very first try out lesson I ever recorded. I was as nervous about sharing it with the world as I was when I recorded it last summer. It was far from perfect yet, but I thought it was still a very fun exercise to share with my subscribers. I decided that my inner critic could talk to the hand and I hit that send button before I could change my mind. And boy was my bravery worth it!

I was touched by the incredibly sweet reactions I received and and it meant so much to me that some of you even acted on it immediately. Viewing your versions of the painting made my heart tingle, there are no words to describe that feeling. Thank you so much for that.

Today I’m being brave again, sharing the lesson on my blog. I hope you’ll enjoy it!


  1. Artistic- Touches on November 12, 2018 at 4:07 am

    So wonderful seeing you work Jerney. Thanks for sharing and all your tips. Your a great artist and teacher!

    • jerneymarisha on November 12, 2018 at 6:15 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet reply, you just made my day! I’m glad you enjoyed my lesson. 🙂

  2. Laura Edwards on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Awww, I missed yesterday’s lesson! Already saved today’s so that couldn’t happen. Love your art and would love to get some techniques that you use. Great job!

    • jerneymarisha on November 13, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you so much! ❤️ Don’t worry Laura, you didn’t miss a thing! This is the same lesson I sent to my e-mail list the day before. I hope you’ll have lots of fun with it!

      • Laura Edwards on November 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        Going to ATTEMPT it today!

      • Laura Edwards on December 21, 2019 at 2:26 am


  3. Sharon Sieben on November 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

    This is awesome. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks so much!!!

    • jerneymarisha on November 14, 2018 at 7:28 am

      You’re so welcome Sharon, I’m glad you liked the lesson. You may always tag me on fb if you want. I would love to see what you do with it. ❤️ Thank you for your sweet message!

  4. Laura Edwards on December 6, 2018 at 4:25 am

    I wish so badly I could win this course from you! I’d love to have more lessons from you, as I loved doing this free lesson! I posted to share and it SOLD immediately. I relate to your style of teaching. Wish I could share my finished painting

    • jerneymarisha on December 6, 2018 at 6:08 am

      Aww thank you so much Laura, your kind message means the world to me. 🙂 I’m still working on filming my course and your words of encouragement are incredibly uplifting!

      Congratulations on your sale! I would love to see your painting. Could you tag me? <3

  5. Burnell Yow! on March 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It was great seeing your process. And I loved watching as the woman’s face came more and more into focus, as though I was meeting someone for the first time. By the time you finished the painting, I had a new friend.

    • jerneymarisha on March 15, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Aww thank you so much for your incredibly sweet comment Burnell! I’m so happy that you liked the video. ❤️ Thank you for watching 😘

  6. Kimberly Barcello on April 9, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll probably make a mess, but you made it look like majik! Thank you so much for sharing, loved watching your process, Jerney 😊

    • jerneymarisha on April 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Aww thank you so much Kimberly, I’m glad you liked it! ❤️ And don’t worry about it, I made a mess as well, my oil sticks didn’t agree with the heat 😁 You can also seal your underpainting with clear gesso, that makes it less slippery.

  7. Ayla Heefner on August 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    What an amazing journey, Jerney! Pardon the silly pun…always trying to be funny, but not. Anyway I just spent a sort of lonley evening going through your blog devouring all you generous shares. By the time I reached your beginning…I felt much less lonley and very inspired, rather than going sad, bordering on depressed. You are truly a pure light that enriches all who are creative and open. Your first video offering and all that follow are treasures. I am so ready to be back to creative painting…and soon as a challenging health issue is behind me, I’m excited for creative play using your technique’s.
    May I ask how you would protect your ink and oil stick portraits?
    So pleased to have found you as part of the extended family of online creative spirits! Heart Hugs Ayla

    • jerneymarisha on August 6, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Aww Ayla, thank you so much for your wonderful message, you got me blushing. <3 I'm so happy that the exercises lifted your mood and left you inspired! I hope you're painting your heart out soon! I'm sensitive to depression myself, so I'm really proud of you that you have found a way to turn it around in time! I know it can be very challenging.

      You can use a regular oil painting varnish after a six month drying period for the oil sticks. They will be dry to the touch way sooner than that, but they have to be really cured to varnish them.

      I'm also very glad to meet you, our community is so gentle and kind. ❤️ I wish you a beautiful creative journey! 😘

      Big hug and lots of love,

      • Ayla Heefner on August 7, 2019 at 1:43 pm

        Beautiful Day Wishes Jerney…I just returned from a most amazing deep journey, and next saw your kind words.
        My heart is happy and I have found another tool to help with my deep pain blocks…I will share if your interested. You may already know of Mei Lan Maurits. Activate the lightworkers code session on youtube…resonated powerfully with me…my healing has been blocked for so long, that without a guide I may never find my way back to source…I think I have found that thanks to Katrina Koltes…who provided the link to Mai Lan that I used this morning.
        We are indeed blessed to be part of the most amazing and kind creatives community…the internet does have positivity….may our family grow and thrive…Serious Heart Hugs my sister Jerney.
        I will check out your gift next!

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