A Series of Four by Mónica Linares


Let’s paint together a series of 4 paintings in one weekend, and learn what makes a series a series, so you can keep doing it and experiencing all its benefits after the class ends.

  • Working in series will help you learn all you can about one subject and become great at painting it!
  • It will help you find consistency and your unique painting voice.
  • It reduces the time you spend choosing your painting subject and expands your time painting!
  • Also, if you are planning on exhibiting your work anywhere, including on social media, working in series is the way to go.

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WHEN:  This is a hybrid workshop! A portion will be online (Zoom) and a portion will be in-person painting together:

    • October 30 and 31 (online) –  12:00 pm to 1:15 pm  EST
    • November 4 and 5 (in person) – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST (bring your lunch)

FEE: $325

LUNCH for the in-person portion: Bring your own! We are not close to places to buy food.  I’ll have coffee, tea and snacks. There is a refrigerator and microwave.

LOCATION: Zoom (online portion), and at the incredible Work In Progress studio, 123 Beech Forest Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (In person portion). You do both!

SUPPLIES LIST:  Keep reading, you’ll find it after cancellation policy.

MEDIUM: Acrylics (oils and odorless mediums are welcome if you have experience using them and know how to paint alla prima. Demos are done using acrylics)

LEVEL: previous painting experience required | STUDENTS: Max. 12, Min. 8


Painting in series has been a game-changer for me! And I think it can be for you too. As you know, the more we paint the better painters we become. That’s why my teaching always revolves around helping you paint as often as possible, daily or almost daily!

When we paint often, we have to look for subjects to paint all the time! and this could be draining for some. When jumping from subject to subject we become dispersed, we don’t explore or learn all we can from one subject, and we could lack consistency and not have a coherent body of work, which is very important for exhibitions and for selling our work.

All these get solved by PAINTING IN SERIES!

In this class, I’ll first give you a quick overview of the fundamentals of painting: value, color, and composition (because it is always good to have a refresher and to have them present while we paint); then we’ll go into what makes a series a series, who paints like this, and why it is so beneficial for us. This is the part we do online.

Then we meet for 2 days in person where we paint and create a series of 4 paintings. I will do a quick demo each day, then you will work on your own series and I’ll guide you whenever you need it. You might not end up with 4 fully finished paintings, but you will have a great foundation to keep working and finishing them, and many more, on your own.

You can work on the theme of your preference: landscape, still life, interiors, cityscape or floral, and you can paint from reference photos or from life, even en plein air if the weather cooperates (we’ll be painting at a gorgeous location). And, if you need it, I’ll share 4 reference photos (a series), to work from.

(This class is a concentrated version of the Paint a Bunch with Intention class where we painted a series of 8 paintings in a month)


Having previous painting experience.

Choosing a painting subject you want to dedicate a weekend to: Landscape, Cityscape, Still life, Floral, or Interior (or using my 4 reference photos)

If you are painting from photos, and you are not using my 4 reference photos, you need to have at least 6 photos taken by you to work from during the weekend. Bring them printed in full color or on a tablet. You will choose (with my help) 4 to work from.  We will talk about this during our online meetings.

If you will be painting from life, bring small objects, fruits, or flowers you would like to paint. The simpler the better.

If you want my help with this, I’ll give you 4 reference photos to paint from (probably flowers or fruits ;). You can print them or look at them on your tablet.

Being able to connect to Zoom for the online portion of the class


If a week before the class we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the class to happen the class will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.

If you cancel less than 15 DAYS prior to the start of the class you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 15-day limit you will receive a 50% refund.  Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.


Workshops or classes will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storms, tropical storms, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast, or if a global health issue (pandemic) prevents groups from gathering. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled because of these out-of-our-control circumstances, all registration money will be returned to the students minus a 3% processing fee. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.

If you have covid symptoms before coming to the workshop, please stay home and a positive covid test result will be required in order to receive a full refund (minus the 3% processing fee).

Suggested supplies list


At least 6 photos taken by you of one topic: landscape, cityscape, interiors, or still life. Your 6 photos need to have at least 2 of these elements in common: subject (examples: roses, your town, houses in your neighborhood, fruit, rooms in your house, etc), color scheme (ex.: complementary, split complementary, adjacent, neutrals, monochromatic, etc.), theme (ex.: peace, happiness, spring, movement, etc). You can print your photos to use as a reference during class or work from your tablet.

Charcoal and sketchbook (nothing fancy!)

Flat brushes (or your favorite) from #2 to #8 (Silver Bristlon is a good brand) and one signing brush (#0 or #00)

Lukas, Golden or Liquitex acrylic paint

  • Cadmium Red deep
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow light or Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue (Liquitex or Golden)
  • Pthalo Blue or Cerulean Blue
  • Raw Umber (Optional. Great to gray colors down quickly)
  • Titanium White
  • Quinacridone magenta (Optional. If you are painting pink flowers, this is a good extra one to have)

One roll of paper towel

Water Spray bottle

Palette: I like the Stay Wet Masterson palette, the big one. The palette measures are 16″W×12″D. If you don’t have it or don’t want to invest in this yet, a paper palette works too, a big one.

6×6″ Panels or canvases, or 5×7″ panels or canvases: The format of your panels will depend on how you crop your photo. You can do it the other way around too. If you have square canvases at home and that’s what you want to use, then crop your photos square (we will talk more about this during class). You can paint bigger (8×8″) if you want, but you might finish 2 paintings instead of 4.

A phone to take photos and crop them

If painting from life, please bring small objects and a view catcher

I’ll have for you: easel, side table, and a small lamp for your still life if you decide to paint from life.


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