I paint to make sense of the world


Jacobina Oele

coach, speaker, author, educator and painter

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Jacobina Oele

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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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Drawing Classes

Basic Color

In preparation for the six week course 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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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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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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The Iris
The Iris

By: Jacobina O. APRIL 15, 2024

Looking for new inspiration, I don’t have to go far. The first thing I see from my bedroom window are budding Irises with the blue mountains in the distance. Flowers are a source of inspiration because...

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Blank Canvas
Blank Canvas

By: Jacobina O. APRIL 8, 2024

Nothing is as scary as staring at a blank canvas wanting to be filled. Once you put down the smallest of marks, it will never be white again. The mark will talk to you, asks you questions and...

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