Oil Painting Classes / Demos / Exhibitions / Workshops
Horse Painting Class
Wednesday’s Horse painting class is for beginning to advanced oil painters taught by OPA + AIS Signature Artist James Swanson. In these
in-depth horse painting classes, James will give out all the oil painting knowledge he has while demonstrating the painting for the class. You will learn about horse perspectives, anatomy , composition, color mixes, drawing, brushes, canvas, brush stroke theories. James classes are lighthearted fun and fill up fast. Join
Thursday Night Online Oil Painting Class
Every Thursday Night at 7CT James will hold an online Zoom class on painting animals. This Painting "Barn Cat" is from one of them. Drop ins welcome - $20 for one class or $150. for eight classes
Saturday Morning Online Zoom Oil Painting Class
Every Saturday Morning at 9:30 CT James will hold an online Zoom class on oil painting This Painting "Barn Light" is from one of them. Drop ins welcome - $20 for one class or $150. for eight classes
Monday Night Online Zoom Oil Painting Class
Every Monday Night at 7CT James will hold an online Zoom class on oil painting. This Painting "Rocky Mountain High" is from one of them. Drop ins welcome - $20 for one class or $150. for eight classes
Calling for light snow
Selected to be a part of Mackinac Island Art Museum Show
Horse Parade
Selected to be a part of Mackinac Island Art Museum Show
Winter Wood
Winter Wood was accepted into NOAPS Best Small Works show at McBride Gallery in Annapolis MD
The Fish Cleaner
"The Fish Cleaner" was accepted into the American Impressionists Society's Small Works National Show
"Highland Cow"
oil painting wins Best of Show Award at Lagrange Fine Art Gallery.
Painting the Tugboat Red
SOLD "Painting the Tugboat Red"Won a Purchase Award at the American Impressionists Society National Small works exhibition at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey Michigan.
Porch of Shadows
Porch of Shadows was accepted into Arkansas Territory Exhibition
Ready to Go
Ready to Go was accepted into Arkansas Territory Exhibition
Horse Washing
Wins Best of Show at the Emerald Isle Show at the McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL
Cow came home
"Cow Came Home" was accepted into the National Oil and Acrylics Painters America's Best Small Painting Show in Fredericksburg, TX
Monet's Lily Pond Keeper
Honored to have "Monet's Lily Pond Keeper" juried into the Oil Painters of America’s The Virtuosos of the OPA Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils!

The exhibition will be held at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art from March 1 to 31.
Painting Studio
This painting was juried into this years Oil Painters of America's National show in Steamboat Springs, CO
"Loaded Down Woman"
Won the Quinquagenary Grand Prize in Painting at the Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum
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James Swanson Fine Art .708.606.2742 . james@jamesswansondesign.com  © james swanson 2017

James Swanson OPA AIS Signature Artist

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Saturday Morning Online Zoom Oil Painting Class

Every Saturday Morning at 9:30 CT James will hold an online Zoom class on oil painting This Painting "Barn Light" is from one of them. Drop ins welcome - $20 for one class or $150. for eight classes

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