I'm Jenny Nelson...
I've been practicing and teaching abstract painting for 20+ years. Through the years, I've painted daily and experienced all the self-doubts and personal challenges that the creative process presents — which paved the way to becoming an effective and skilled instructor. Through my online programs, I've helped thousands of students gain a deeper understanding of abstraction and improve their skills and confidence in abstract painting.
10 Simple Steps to Get Unstuck & Jumpstart Your Paintings
This PDF teaches you simple yet powerful techniques to move your paintings forward and introduces concepts to keep your mind and eyes open during the creative process.
Gray Scale Collage
This video training walks you through the process of creating a harmonious grayscale palette, and then crafting dynamic abstract collages. The lesson focuses on sensitive value changes and strengthening your ability to see and create strong compositions.
2 Paintings: Exploring the Creative Process
In this artist's discussion, I explore the process of creating two closely related paintings — a relationship that produced unexpected results.
"Jenny took the fear out of a blank canvas." —Jane H.
"Clear, direct, beautifully built classes...just like your paintings!" —Suzie K.
"Clear teaching and amazingly organized lessons. Just brilliant." —Adelaide S.
Learning to See
(a short film)
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“One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite else. It is remarkable how little the 'willing' of the artist intervenes.”