Painting With Rainbow – Impressionistic portraits with Pat Rios


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  • Course includes 4  PROJECTS!
  • PLUS 2 BONUS lessons!
  • PLUS EXTRA Bonus!
  • Over 6 HOURS of instructions
  • Private FB group 
  • UNLIMITED access
  • DOWNLOADABLE content

Who is this course for?

 For everyone! No previous experience in drawing and painting is required.

Anyone who loves impressionistic portraits and vibrant colors, no matter your skill level.

Pat Rios will show you her creative process step-by-step, from the initial sketch to the final brushstroke.

I’ve also included reference photos that you can trace, if you’d prefer not to sketch and focus more on the painting aspect. You can also use reference photos of your own.


Course Objective:

  By the end of this course you will learn how to:

           Use a grid to sketch portraits without limitation:

o   Men, women, and children of any age!

o   Profile, front view, basically any angle!

        Achieve better likeness

        Create textured backgrounds that add dimension and interest to your project

        Understand why values (the degree of lightness or darkness of a color) are more important than the colors themselves, to convey volume, realistic face features, and depth and dimension to your portraits

         Create your own impressionist portraits using bold, vivid colors and a lot of texture

         Use one of my favorite acrylic techniques to create a fluid effect

         Add “accent colors” to your paintings to give them a boost of brightness and character

         Apply strategies to achieve balance in your composition by combining warm and cool colors, and integrating the subject of your painting to its background

         Create different palettes with some of my preferred prismatic colors

         Trust the process and overcome the temptation to abandon your project during its “ugly” stage, and instead keep pushing until you create something you will be proud of

         Paint a unique and perfumed portrait using only charcoal and instant coffee; so much fun!

Course Includes:

Project 1 – Introduction to different types of grids

Video 1-2 – Sketching a male portrait (47:00)

Video 3 – Sketching a female portrait (32:13)


Project 2 – “Serious Boy”

Video 1 – Art supplier (2`:43)

Video 2 – Sketching and first layer of paint (30:31)

Video 3 – Background, new layers, accent colors and final details (32:37)


 Project 2 – “In The Heat”

Video 1 – Supplies (2:36)

Video 2 – Sketching and Background (8:50)

Video 3 – Adding the first layer of colors (33:57)

Video 4 – Additional colors, gesso and palette knife marks (36:41)


 Project 3 – “His Curls”

Video 1 – Sketching and mixing paint (16:58)

Video 2 – Adding the first layer of colors (33:29)

Video 3 – Painting details and adding more layers (33:56)

Video 4 – More details, more layers of colors and background (28:58)

Video 5 – Final details and adjustments (22:30)


Project 4 mini lesson – Ear as the Focal Point

Video 1 – Sketching with pencil (14:32)

Video 2 – Painting with Charcoal and Instant Coffee (12:40)

Video 3 – Final Details (7:57)


Project 5 Bonus – Textured Background

Video 1 –  Creating textured  background (7:02)


Art Supplies:

You will get a specific list of art supplies after purchasing this course (as soon as we have it ready, we are still working on it). You don’t need to have the exact same supplies Pat Rios uses in her projects; you can use different substrates, and similar colors. Also, any brand and type of acrylic paint will do!


  1. You should have basic computer skills, such as be able to navigate through my website, and should be able to know how to use your printer to print images.
  2. High speed internet is required to be able to watch the videos.
  3. Firefox or Google Chrome to be able to download videos
  4. We offer lifelong* access. All videos are downloadable and you can keep them forever.
  5. There are no refunds, no exception. Once you purchase the course, it is yours to keep.

What to expect once you purchased the course:

* The course access information will be sent to the email address associated with your payment within 24 hours. If you don’t see it in your Inbox- please check Spam/Advertisement folders. Have a question – drop us an email:

Thank you!

We are looking forward to create with you!


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