Elizabeth Robbins - Robbins Membership

Still life painting is more than just a skill. It’s a way of seeing the world. It’s a meditative practice that can bring peace, joy, and fulfillment to your everyday life. It’s a means of communication that transcends words, and a celebration of beauty in its most pure and simple forms.

I’ve been a professional artist for over 20 years and I have dedicated my life to mastering the craft of fine art oil painting. I’ve won numerous awards including Best of Show at National Art Exhibitions.  I’m represented by some of the top galleries in the country.  I want to share my knowledge that I’ve gained over the years with you. I will guide you through the intricacies of color theory, brush techniques, and lighting effects. You’ll discover how to capture not just the look of an object, but its essence, its spirit, its silent narrative. My lessons are fun and interactive, offering you a welcoming and supportive space to explore and create.

So why wait? Art waits for no one and the journey of a thousand masterpieces begins with a single brush stroke. This is your moment. Join me and let’s get Inspired to Paint together and let’s paint the world in your colors!

Watch a FREE full length tutorial

This is a free full length painting tutorial on how to paint daffodils in oils. I have been teaching oil painting for over 30 years and have won many national awards including “Best of Show” at several National Art Shows. I hope you enjoy this free video from my Inspired to Paint online art course site where I have over 100 instructional videos on Inspired to Paint.  If you are not already a member, please consider joining us and watch over 100 instructional videos in oils on Still Life, Landscape and Portraiture.

Watch the first 30 minutes of my Painting Autumn Beauty Sunflowers video for FREE

Click on the image below and watch a FREE full length lesson on the color yellow with Elizabeth

If you want like what you see, then please join me on this journey and get inspired to paint

Watch some previews from my full length lessons.  I know you will be inspired to paint

Watch free tutorials on how to set up a still life station and supplies


Oil Paint. Below are Gamblin Colors

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium (Cadmium Yellow Pale if Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Orange (Cadmium Yellow Deep if Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Red Deep
  • Indian Yellow
  • Yellow Ocher
  • Raw Umber
  • Transparant Earth Red (Transparant Red Iron Oxide if Rembrandt)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French Ultramarine
  • Cobalt Blue (optional)
  • Viridian
  • Ivory Black

About paints: I realize some of these colors are quite expensive but would prefer them over the Winton brand or any other “Student” quality paint.

Canvas:   I use C12 or L600 from www.newtraditionsartpanels.com   Ask Tim and tell him you are taking my workshop.  He knows what I like

  • Alternative is Centurian Oil Primed linen
  • Also bring some cheaper small canvas (8×10) for studies. You can also buy Canvas pads
  • that are pretty cheap for these studies

Other Supplies

  • *Large grey Toned Palette impervious to oils
  • Palette Knife
  • Paper towels
  • Gamsol
  • Gamblin’s Neo Megilp (medium)
  • Hand mirror
  • A willingness to learn
  • A sense of humor

BrushesClick here to purchase brushes

Hog Bristle filberts size 2, 4 6 or 1, 3 ,5.   I use Royal Vienna series but any good hog bristle brush will do
Royal Sabletek series 95510 sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 10, 14, 18. (various sizes)
Series 95510 size 24 or 26 or 28 large flat (at least 3/4” wide)

A 2 inch chip brush from hardware store.  (cheap Chinese bristle paintbrush)

I move back and forth between the sable flats and the bristle filberts. I like the sable flats in the shadowed areas when I want quiet passages of paint and I like the bristle filberts in the light areas so that I can add texture in the light.

Check out my lessons available as a download


Elizabeth’s class is wonderful!  She is a great teacher and explains things very thoroughly and clearly.  So many different aspects of painting were covered in the class that I learned things I never knew I didn’t know!  Im so very glad I took the class.  A wonderful bonus is that we can keep the lessons which is great because I could never remember everything we learned!  I highly recommend it.

One of the greatest joys of my art journey was to sit under the teachings of Elizabeth Robbins. What I found particularly helpful about her is she is an excellent teacher as well as an accomplished artist.  Although we worked very hard she also has the ability to keep the experience enjoyable.  She has inspired me to pursue my dreams as an artist.  I continue to seek instruction from Elizabeth whenever I have opportunity.


I’ve taken a lot of art classes through the years and although I really enjoyed them I always came away wanting more……then I met Elizabeth.  In my first class with her I couldn’t believe how generous she was with her vast knowledge on all the concepts of a painting. She explains everything throughly and has the patients of a saint. She is honestly the best instructor I’ve ever taken classes from. I’ve taken her online classes and have all her videos…..it’s the best money I’ve ever spent and can’t wait for her new classes to begin. 


I’ve known Elizabeth for some ten years and began painting with her at this time. I was a little bit more than beginner, hungry for information. I had had other art instruction but left with more confusion which was so frustrating. Elizabeth is a unique teacher because her interventions are first to show you a whole picture and then break it into bit size pieces. On your own canvas she is able to zero in on showing you the big picture and then follow it with specific guidance for individual students. Her instruction for all is easy to understand, sensitive, and moving you forward. The time I have invested with her has helped me tremendously in my understand of color and technique. She makes it fun to learn when you are struggling to grasp the concepts!

Terri, Terri Melgar Fine Art

I first met Elizabeth Robbins in June 2009.   I quickly learned that she is a brilliant artist recognized internationally for her still life and portrait paintings. She is one of the best instructors in the art world known for her unique, eloquent and clear thinking approach to her paintings

In Elizabeth’s workshops she explains in detail the setting up of a still life composition, how she uses value structure (local tones) as a main visual concept to block in and build her paintings. She emphasis the importance of light and shadows in her paintings along with lost and found edges.

Elizabeth paints from the heart.   Her paintings and when she is teaching shows the passion and love in every painting she does.

I have painted with Elizabeth numerous times over the last eight years and my experiences have always been uplifting.

There are instructors whom we meet along our way who change us, the way we see ourselves as an artist and the way we appreciate the beauty of art ……Elizabeth is one of them.

Master artist, Elizabeth Robbins, recently developed an exciting six month online course which began in September 2018.  It is called ‘Learn Paint Grow’ – such an apropos name. Over that time students enjoyed a comprehensive learning experience covering still lifes and florals, subjects embodied in Elizabeth’s many award winning works of art. I have been lucky enough to have taken some of Liz’s workshops. Her teaching style is to share everything she knows leaving nothing hidden. She also provides encouragement, inspiration and joy in painting. I was truly blown away with all she got done in this course in such a short time. She covered basics such as value, form, color theory, temperature, composition, backgrounds, set ups and design. Her beautiful paintings inspired us to tackle lessons on flowers, fruits, metals, porcelains and fabric. On Tuesdays we received tips and some of the student works critiqued. There was something for every level of student. I think the best gift Liz imparted to me was teaching me to “see” what she was talking about. Elizabeth is not just a fabulous artist who holds nothing back from her students. She is a beautiful, special person who really knows how to provide results driven teaching and makes it fun. I can’t wait until the next session¡


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