Jeremy Sutton

Painterly Creativity: Transforming Your Photographs with Corel Painter 2019

Instructor: Jeremy Sutton

 Course Fee $595.00


“Photography came out of painting, and now it is returning to it“ said British artist David Hockney, referring to the birth of photography from the fixing of optical device projected images used by painters. In this class photography “returns to painting”.

You will learn a practical step-by-step workflow for using the amazing paint program Corel Painter 2019 to create painterly artworks from your photographs. This comprehensive in-depth class will provide you with both technical and artistic training. From seeing like a painter, through the mastery of Painter’s extensive array of brushes, to adding physical paint media onto your digital prints, Jeremy shares techniques, tools and insights from his more than twenty-five years of experience and expertise as a professional artist using the Painter program. His teaching style is lively, encouraging, enthusiastic and full of positive energy! This class will empower you to create beautiful painterly expressive works of art that reflect your unique interpretation and that your clients will treasure.

Requirements: Mac or PC with the latest version of Corel Painter 2019 installed, Wacom graphics tablet,

camera, and a willingness to experiment, improvise and take risks. 



 Sunday, June 9, 2019


 1:30pm - 6:00pm


Artistic Inspirations, Risk Taking & The Principles of Creativity: Learn from the Masters

Prepare for Action! Set Up and Optimize the Wacom Tablet and Corel Painter 2019

Brush Play: Explore Brushes & Range of Marks

Quick Study Demo 

Loosening Up: Quick Studies


Monday, June 10, 2019


 9:00am - 12 noon

See as a Painter: Compose with a Painting in Mind

Photo Shoot: Image Capture & Selection

File Size, Resolution & Format


1:00pm - 6:00pm

Painterly Photo Paint Workflow in Corel Painter 2019:

Start Loose, Take Risk & Go For It!

Demo and Practice

Finish with Accent & Passage

Demo and Practice


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


 9:00am - 12 noon

Enrich Your Imagery with Texture, Layers & Effects

Demo and Practice

Take Risk in Using Non-Natural Color

Demo and Practice

Express Yourself in Your Art


1:00pm - 6:00pm

Project Time


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Recommend wearing clothes suitable for working with physical paint media.


9:30am - 11:30am

Printing: Resolution Considerations, Preparing Files and Print Media Options

Post-Print Painting: Adding Physical Paint Media to Your Printed Image

Demo and Practice

Framing & Presentation

Marketing, Terminology & Pricing


1:00pm - 6:00pm

Review & Recap

Final Class Show

It’s a Wrap!

Jeremy Sutton - Bio

Digital painting pioneer and Corel Painter Elite Master Jeremy Sutton was born in London and is based in San Francisco. Jeremy studied life drawing, sculpture and etching at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, while earning a degree in Physics (and developing black and white photographs the Pembroke College darkroom). After moving to The Netherlands he studied lithography and life drawing at De Vrije Academie, The Hague. IN 1988 he moved to the heart of Silicon Valley, California, where he was introduced to digital paint in 1991 and has been exploring the digital art medium ever since. 


Jeremy is the author of six books on digital painting, including the Painter Creativity series, and teaches and performs digital painting world-wide. He has been a  platform speaker at many international conferences, including WPPI, Imaging USA and Macworld. He performed live digital painting (using Corel Painter) at the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM show in San Francisco, and was the featured iPad artist at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “America Now! Innovation in Art” event in Washington D.C.. In 2018 Jeremy was the featured visual artist painting live in digital and traditional media on stage with the Birdland All-Stars “Art of Jazz” east coast tour.


Jeremy has used Painter since version 1, when it was Fractal Design Painter. He has been a member of the Corel Painter Advisory Council and has been a long time beta tester, including on the latest version. He has created many custom brushes for Painter, including the recent Van Gogh Impressionist brush set.