I paint to make sense of the world


Jacobina Oele

coach, speaker, author, educator and painter

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Jacobina Oele

About Me

The Dutch painters from the Golden Age became famous by painting their environment. Their legacy is part of the greatest masters in European Art. That is where I come from. It is my cultural inheritance. Rembrandt is my greatest teacher. I admire his work because of the contrasts in his paintings.

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357 Depot street, Asheville

My Studio

My main focus is on nature, science, dance and architecture. I experienced the physicality of the human body at the end of my study as a graphic designer when I chose the subject of dance. Movement is life. Humans in their highest potential are able to convey strength, creativity, and emotion through their bodies. Architecture moves extremely slow compared to the dance but it has the ability to measure time and the juxtaposition causes tension. Architecture leaves us inheritance, a material sense of what once was. It stretches centuries of time, while the dance goes by in a fraction of a second.

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During a whole month you will receive a video and small talk into your e-mail-box every day, with home work. For only $10. Sign up today!

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Coaching

For only $197 /month you'll get personal attention.You can be in a group of maximum 5, or it will be 1 on 1.

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Classes

Basic Color

In preparation of Color Matters, I am offering an in-depth view of what drawing encompasses. We will use earthy colors like Ochre, Burnt Sienna, middle grey or whatever is available in your color box.

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Color Matters

In this series, with home work, I will discuss a certain color and its complementary. As a subject I will take a small mundane object, for example a vegetable or fruit, which you can draw for half an hour and finish the next day.

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An Apple a Day

During a whole month you will receive a video and small talk into your e-mail-box every day, with home work. This is especially designed for busy people who want to be inspired to do something every day but cannot seem to find the time to do so.

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Figure Drawing

In this series we will look at various ways to prepare for a life model class which could be organized through your local art Center. Ask for it or invite me to give a three day workshop. There are many issues to work on before you are ready for the real sessions.

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Drawing for Beginners

Based upon the Book of Betty Edwards “drawing from the right side of the brain” I give my own version of drawing classes in which we establish a thorough understanding of looking through the creative side of our brain. Everything is meant to learn to see better.

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Pen & Ink

Know your materials
Look at the world from a window
Thumbnails
Composition
Draw a tree
Draw a tree next to a house
Make a drawing

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Testimonial

Jacobina’s ability to explain something complicated to an audience who is not familiar with the subject is excellent. Her great organizational skills and her outgoing personality have made her a tremendous asset to our club. She is a great instructor, a reliable and responsible person.

Karin M. Drury, ACG
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When my friend Donna sent me an e-mail “Hee, would you like to take a drawing class with me from Jacobina “, my first reaction was, “I would love to but I really don’t have time” When I got home that evening I thought how do these two thoughts coexist, how would you love to but I don’t have time? So After dinner I said to her “yes I would love to take the class with you” So I pushed myself to allocate time and I am so very happy I did because it has open a door to a whole new series of experiences in which I can grow, so thank you so much for initiating us in the classes.

Barbara, real estate agent in Miami.

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Feeling Blue
Feeling Blue

By: Jacobina O. JULY 8, 2024

Whatever your reason for travel is, when you get depressed, get out of your cocoon to cheer up. Nobody ever should be...

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Grey
Grey

By: Jacobina O. JULY 1, 2024

With my new brushes from Rosemary and Co. I found inspiration in an old shell. The brushes are firm and soft and allow me to be very precise in my painting. Painting a shell required some delicacy in tones and I decided...

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