Skip to main content

Your Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Click here to continue shopping.

Paint a Large Expressive Portrait in 20 Days



In this video series, artist Paul Richmond takes you step-by-step through the process of conceptualizing, designing, and painting a large expressive portrait on canvas. For the first time ever, see his creative process from start to finish and create an expressive portrait of your own in this series of daily 10-minute lessons that will inspire you to bring creativity and self-expression into every step of the portrait painting process.

This course begins on November 1, 2023. As each video lesson is released, the link will be added below.


Video Lessons



You are welcome to work with any painting materials you'd like. Acrylic or oil paint will work best for the techniques Paul will be demonstrating, but feel free to use anything you want. Here's a list of everything Paul will be using in this series:

  1. Canvas 36" x 48"
  2. Acrylic paint (Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Black, White)
  3. Paintbrushes (Various Sizes)
  4. Palette
  5. Oil Paint (Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Dioxide Purple, Sap Green, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue)
  6. Palette Knives
  7. Yardstick  (optional)
  8. Projector (optional)
  9. Photoshop  (optional)
  10. Sketching/Collage Materials  (optional)
  11. Source Materials 


Reference Images

Click the Dropbox link below to access all of the image resources for this course. You will find the photo of Glodean along with a selection of images including Akhenaten, skies, landscapes, and paint textures. You can download files individually, or click the Download button at the top of the page to download the entire collection.


Join our Facebook group

Share your work and interact with other artists from our community who are participating in this course by joining our Art Makes Us Facebook group! Let's support and encourage each other throughout this course!


      About the Model

      Glodean Champion has over 20 years of experience as a speaker, author, and consultant who specializes in process improvement, leadership development, and team building. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (soon to be a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt), Project Management Professional, and master educator who is committed to helping organizations create a culture of C.A.R.E. – Continuity through Accountability, Respect, and Empowerment.

      As the founder of Glodean Champion Consulting, she delivers engaging keynote speeches, workshops, and coaching programs that inspire and transform leaders, teams, and processes. She also developed the Kaizen Your Culture organizational program that integrates Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies with a L.O.V.E. framework: Listen, Open-mindedly, Vulnerably, and Empathetically.

      Glodean is the celebrated author of the award-winning novel Salmon Croquettes, which explores the themes of identity, belonging, and resilience. She is passionate about self-love, wellness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.


      About the Instructor

      Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. As an illustrator, has created over four hundred novel cover illustrations. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through art. He is Executive Director of Art Makes Us, a virtual creative space dedicated to providing opportunities for each individual to discover and nurture the artist within. Paul lives with his husband Dennis in Monterey, California. He is represented by Muse Art Services.