Learn the Skills of Poetic Landscape Painting
with Barbara Jaenicke

Instructional Videos

Video-based course with over eight total hours of instruction. Available in both oil and pastel versions with online and print versions.

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Online Lessons

Develop your landscape painting skills with focused lessons and a personal review of your work from Barbara Jaenicke.

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Four in-depth painting lessons from Barbara Jaenicke
In this video-based online course, Barbara Jaenicke teaches the fundamentals of poetic landscape painting.

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Are you ready to move from simply replicating a landscape to creating more of a visual message?

Painting the Poetic Landscape was designed for artists of all levels to experience the teaching of Barbara Jaenicke. The course is available in Oil or Pastel and is divided into 4 segments:

  • Composition
  • Color Harmony
  • Color Temperature
  • Edges & Editing
Online Lessons & Personalized Feedback
from Barbara Jaenicke
Develop your landscape painting skills with focused lessons and a personal review of your work from Barbara Jaenicke.

Each lesson includes a PDF with written instructions, process shots, a painting exercise and a personalized critique from Barbara Jaenicke.

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After purchasing a lesson, you’ll immediately have access to a new area of the Painting the Poetic Landscape website where you’ll find the written lesson.


The lesson includes written instructions, process photos, and an exercise for you to try. You can use your own reference photo or work from the one included in the lesson.


After finishing your painting, you’ll send it to Barbara using the website. She’ll review your work and send you a personalized, written critique with tips on how to improve your work.

About Your Instructor
Barbara Jaenicke

Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee) loved to draw and paint as a teenager and decided at an early age to pursue an art career in one form or another. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey, taking as many fine art courses as she could, while also taking painting classes outside of her college studies. But with the desire to have a steady income right after college, she geared her education toward the commercial side and spent a little over a decade of her early career in advertising as an art director, then later shifted gears to a corporate role in marketing communications. In 2002, she was able to turn her focus to a career in fine art, pursuing it full steam ahead, and continues to do so with stubborn determination.

After living in the Atlanta, Georgia area for 23 years, Barbara and her husband and son relocated in May of 2015 to Bend, Oregon. Primarily a landscape painter, she’s excited to now explore and paint the scenery of the northwest part of the country.

Barbara holds Signature Memberships in Oil Painters of America (OPA), American Impressionist Society (AIS) and the Pastel Society of America (PSA), is an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Eminent Pastelist, and is a popular workshop instructor throughout the US.

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