Embracing Imperfection - The Art Of Painting Loose by Robert Joyner

Embracing Imperfection - The Art Of Painting Loose

The Ultimate Guide To Developing The Right Attitude & Techniques For Expressive Painting.

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner

And I've created Embracing Imperfection - The Art Of Painting Loose for people like you that want to loosen up and make art fun!
If you've always wanted to...
  • Learn to break away from unnecessary details that only clutter your artwork.
  • Develop the mindset and skills that will allow you to paint more expressively.
  • Learn why so many artists can paint loosely with ease.
Then this course is for you!
  • Develop the right attitude that allows you to paint quickly without all the fuss.
  • Discover how to select right materials for the job.
  • Techniques for painting quickly.
  • Develop the necessary skills to paint loose complex scenes with confidence.


That was totally amazing! This is the type of painting style that I would like to achieve and I've been looking for a teacher/tutorial for so long but not successfully. Robert shows the entire process that results in a complex loose painting. I really like the way he encourages the viewer repeatedly to let go of the imperfections (so difficult for me but I'll try) to get that looseness in the painting. Definitely a great teacher!
Jean P.
This fellow could inspire a sweet potato to have some fun at an easel. Very freeing, happy stuff. I am so revved up!
B. Horst
This class has already exceeded my expectations and I'm only part way through. Robert clarifies, simplifies, and demystifies what you should focus on to work more loosely. His demonstrations bring the point home very effectively. I tried painting the way he suggested and it works. This is just what I was looking for! Highly recommend!
Keren D.

Course Overview

  • 22 detailed video lessons
  • Demos in acrylic & watercolor
  • 3 critiques videos that help cure common issues
  • Artist galleries to post your art and see what others are doing
  • Ask questions & get answers
  • Lifetime access - come back and watch whenever you like!

What's included?

Video Icon 26 videos Text Icon 5 text files

Lesson Plan

Getting Started & Materials
Materials & Overview
Start Here!
What You Need To Know About Materials
What You Need To Know About Brushes
13 mins
What You Need To Know About Paper/Canvas
6 mins
What You Need To Know About Palettes
3 mins
Develop The Right Approach
Develop The Right Attitude
10 mins
Three Types Of Art
10 mins
Abstract Versus Realism - Pencil And Paper
7 mins
Simple Still Life Demonstration
The Art Of Simplifying - Pencil
10 mins
Artist Gallery - First Assignment
Feedback - First Assignment
22 mins
Hot Sauce Version One
12 mins
Hot Sauce Version Two
11 mins
Hot Sauce With Acrylics - Version One
21 mins
Hot Sauce With Acrylics - Version Two
12 mins
Artist Gallery - Second Assignment
Second Assignment Critiques
12 mins
How To Approach Complex Scene
The Composition & Design Process
12 mins
Value Study
10 mins
Complex Subject - Intro & Watercolor Version
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Materials
4 mins
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Add Design
5 mins
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Layer One
7 mins
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Layer Two
8 mins
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Layer Three
19 mins
Complex Scene With Watercolor - Layer Four
5 mins
Complex Subject - Acrylic Version
Complex Scene With Acrylic - Materials & Design
8 mins
Complex Scene With Acrylic - Layer One
7 mins
Complex Scene With Acrylic - Layer Two
25 mins
Third Assignment
Artist Gallery - Third Assignment
Third Assignment Critiques
43 mins
Recap & Closing Thoughts
3 mins


How do online courses work?

  • Once you enroll you will have instant access to all available content plus new tutorials as it becomes available.
  • Workshops are 10-15 days long and include lessons and assignments. 
  • This course was an online workshop so we have included some of the feedback tutorials which increase the online learning opportunities.
  • However critiques are no longer available but you can submit your art to be included in the artist gallery.

Is this a live event? Do I need to be present a specific time?

No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These lessons have been pre-recorded so that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.

How do I ask a question?

You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.

Can I get a refund if I can't complete course or workshop?

No refunds are available. We offer credit to take another course when your time allows. 

What level of computer knowledge will I need for the courses & workshops?

A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses. 

Why take fine art courses online?

Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the workshop material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These lessons and assignments have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques.
There are many advantages:
 • Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio
 • No travel required
 • Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule
 • Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient

Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computer only?

No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.
We support Mac OS X & iOS plus Windows & Android operating systems.

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Do I need a fast Internet connection?

Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.  All Painthog courses stream in HD. A minimum download speed of 5.0 Mbps is recommended to stream video lessons and attend these courses.

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For our international and frequent traveling students we recommend checking this handy link for internet speeds across the world to see if you'll have good connection. 

Lastly, if you can watch this video without interruption then your Internet is most likely fast enough for our courses.