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Live Demo with Whitney Michelle Hall

Live Demo: Painting a Western Animal in Oil

Thursday, May 9

5–7pm MDT
7–9pm EDT
12am–2am BST (Friday)
9am–11am AEST (Friday)

Mentor: Whitney Michelle Hall


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Free For Members.

Painting Animals: Simple Design & Composition

This changed everything: Prioritizing shape finding and making a value map over perfecting your drawing skills

If you’re an OIL painter interested in painting animals, then you won’t want to miss this session!

Mastrius Mentor Whitney Michelle Hall is one of the youngest rising stars in the Western Art Scene. Her colorful horses, birds, and wildlife are collected throughout North America.

Come watch and paint along with the opportunity to ask your questions.

You Will Also Learn:

  • Whitney’s favorite color scheme for easy, eye-catching palettes
  • How simplifying design & composition makes painting more intuitive (she’ll answer 3 big questions)
  • Why color is less important than value and saturation 
  • How to open up more creativity and play 


Bring your curiosity and your questions and ask Whitney anything!

🚩 Tickets ONLY $19 | FREE for Mastrius Members
🎙️ Event recording available for Mastrius Members only

Meet Whitney Michelle Hall

Oil | Mixed Media | Pastel | Conte | Drawing | Charcoal

Raised in the Southwest and now living in Bozeman, Montana, my work explores the wild textures and colors of the Western United States. I’ve been fascinated by the natural world for as long as I can remember, sometimes spending hours watching lizards and picking desert flowers as a child, and I try to bring that same wonder to my work.

For my larger pieces, I work in mixed oil media and cold wax, and for my smaller pieces, I work in layered resin with mixed media. I love spending time drawing, finding interesting textures, and pushing the abstract – each piece seems to take on a life of it’s own. My main goal is to take an image and find something new and beautiful in it, showing you a horse or a flower in an entirely new way.

I have been painting and teaching full-time since 2009 and my work has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Award of Excellence and the 2019 Buffalo Bill Art Show 2-Dimensional Award, and in 2011 Southwest Art Magazine selected me as one of “21 Under 31 Artists to Collect Now.” I’ve exhibited in museums, auctions, and juried shows throughout the west and my work is collected throughout the US and Canada.

Click Here to learn more about Whitney

Event Details

Date: May 09, 2024

Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT

End time: 07:00 p.m. MDT

Venue: Online

Email: [email protected]