Greeting Artists! I decided to record the process of myself painting with my non dominant hand or the first time. 

I am sharing the demonstration but not considering it a class. One reason is that I found it incredibly difficult to talk while working with my left hand! 

I am happy to share my supplies list, the process, and answer any questions that I can though.


To follow along through the 7 videos, simply navigate the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the player. 


16" x 12"Ampersand Pastelbord

variety of oil pastels (both student and professional grade)

Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour

KRYLON QUICK DRY For Oil Painting Spray

GRUMBACHER Matte Damar Varnish For Oil Painting

If you do end up using this process in your work, please let me know. I'd love to see what you make. You can post photos below and/or in the main Photo area of the site. 

Also, If you feel you have benefited from this demonstration, please consider a donation  of any amount. 

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  • Love this Jane, i am so very inspired by this and will attempt to do my left handed practice with you xox.

  • Jane I absolutely loved watching you work with your non-dominant hand! <3 Working with my non-dominant hand has been so exciting for me recently! I just joined your network and I'm hoping to do a class too! Have been an admirer of your work for a long time! Thank you so much for sharing this. xo, Ivy

    • Just received your donation. Thanks so much! 

      Yes, it IS exciting to work like that. I didn't mention it in the video but as I reflect back on the process it, part of the struggle is with the ego wanting to be "better" at it all lol! In the end it is worth it because it seems to authentic. Childlike. And I am sure it is good for rewiring and getting the the brain to spark!

  • Thank you Jane, I really enjoyed watching you create your beautiful images. Your colors and perfect touch, even with non dominant hand are amazing. With every stroke I am rooting for you like watching a favorite sports team winning. "Oh yes, that makes it look so much better" tee hee. There are instances that I say oh no don't cover that but then you do something even more wonderful. Please know that these videos are so much appreciated.

    • LOL Thanks...yeah, I wonder what people are thinking as they watch me make decisions...:)

  • Thank you for all your inspiriation. I love to look at your videos.
  • Thank you Jane! Great video...I have never been brave enough, but have enjoyed and I am amazed at your success...Keep making videos they are so inspiring! 

  • Hi Jane. Thank you so much for sharing your non dominant hand process. You are so generous of your processes and I truly enjoy being inspired by you. I too use shiva oil sticks along with oil. I love how they blend and the colors seem more saturated. I like using my non dominant hand to warm up but I don't think I'm brave enough to take on a portrait. Hopefully some day. Anyhow look forward to more of your classes. Have a good day!
    • Be brave Rose! I know you can do it. You are good and take to things very quickly. I thinks it's just about making the initial leap....then, you'll be fine and wondering why you didn't try sooner.

      • I forgot to mention I love how your painting turned out! And I too made a donation to show my appreciation ❤️ Thank you ...
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