FAQ About the Videos

  • What do I need to watch the videos?

 The videos are streamed directly on your web browser.  Simply click and play.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and recent versions of Internet Explorer. Support for Ipads is included as well, but testing is a bit more limited here. The videos also work on most mobile devices, but testing on the mobile platform is limited, so results may vary.

Note: Ipad users will also need an app to allow them to view and print PDF files (for drawings and texts).  There are many free apps for this.

  • How long are the videos?

Each video is approximately 15 minutes or less so that you always have a good stopping point or “take-a-break point”.  However, some lessons span multiple videos.  So, as an example, there may be a painting that has part 1, part 2, and part 3 separated into three videos.

  • Can I watch the videos as many times as I want?

By all means!  You can watch any video you have subscribed to over and over, if you wish.  Skip around in the videos, review any videos or specific parts of videos at your own leisure.

  • Most art videos online are not very good quality.   How is this different?

              Every video is filmed in ultra-high definition.  The quality is unrivaled anywhere online.

  • With such high quality, will I be able to stream the videos smoothly?

Yes! When creating the course, I painstakingly experimented with compression methods, bit rates, and video sizes.  I then compressed each video to optimal levels to still offer ultra-high quality, while maintaining easy streaming.  In addition, every video has two streaming options: one for HD, and one for non-HD for slower connections.

  • Will I be able to see what you are doing on the palette as well as the paper?

In this course you see everything I do on the paper as well as the palette.  Nothing of the painting process is left unseen.  You see the painting process exactly as I see it.

  • In many art videos, the viewpoint is quite far away.  Will I be able to see details of what you are doing?

       Without a doubt. The viewpoint is exactly as I see it as I paint.  You can see every detail

of every stroke.

Everything is filmed as if you were looking over my shoulder.  You see exactly what I see as I paint.

  • Do I have to watch the videos in order, or can I choose which ones to watch?

While I recommend that learners do the videos in order, I never mandate it.  You can watch any video you have subscribed to at anytime and as many times as you like.