Reena Bates (Coming this Fall)

Instruction for the Novice to Intermediate painter

Reena Bates is an emerging Easton, MA artist, born in Cleveland, OH and raised in many places from coast to coast. Her family moved 9 times during her childhood finally settling in Augusta, ME for 8 years before moving to Sausalito, CA.  From six to sixteen, Reena was always the new girl and found solace in drawing as she sought to mark and depict her constantly changing environment. Reena is a representational oil painter and contributing member of the Oil Painters of America. She loves to teach and welcomes students who want to begin or get a little more experience with oil paint. Reena will offer new content each month designed to help the novice develop basic skills for their oil painting journey. 

Reena’s journey began with watercolor but she was introduced to oil in mid-life by business partner and friend, Matt Miller.  I immediately fell for the medium’s possibilities and decided early on I would focus on the representational style of the old masters which is what Matt and his teacher, Davd Leffel have mastered. I love to teach and am excited to share what I have learned! My areas of focus are for the novice to intermediate artist.  More advanced artists may continue to develop their skills with my business partner Matt’s lessons.

You will find a list of current and planned videos in the “Coming Soon” section below:


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Sample Videos

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Coming Soon:

  • Materials

    • Paint

    • Easel

    • Palette

    • Boards

    • Brushes

    • Mediums

    • How to care for your materials

  • “Get Ready to Paint”

    • How to set up your easel and palette before painting

    • Tone your board Arrange your paints

    • Hold your brush correctly

    • Brush strokes

Demonstration Videos

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  • Elements of Painting
    • Concept
    • Composition
    • Basic Value Theory
    • Basic Color Theory
    • Color Mixing
    • Edges
  • Short demos
    • Fruit Portrait Series – Use simple lighting on fruit to demonstrate basic concepts described above
    • Painting Lilacs
    • Painting Peonies
    • Paint a Foggy Rocky Beach Scene
    • Painting white objects/subjects
    • Painting Pearls
    • Painting a Sunset
    • Painting white eggs
    • And Much More…
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