Frequently Asked Questions
I want to paint more than 1 pet? can I do that?
You will have access to the full course and can paint as many pets as you want during the timeframe of your purchase (30/60/365 days). Happy Painting! These make wonderful gifts
This seems a bit much for me, Are there easier paintings for me to try?
Yes, Lovejoy has options for you to learn painting with different subjects (landscapes, flowers, old master paintings) Check out the "Creative Camps" & "collections" to gain your confidence in painting and learn the basics of acrylic painting. then come back and paint your pet.
I've never painted before, is this course for me?
Yes! this course is for you (any age). Perfect for first-time painters! You will be guided step by step through the process of painting your pet, you will learn how to see & paint the value scale (light & dark shades) of your pet's fur. This is a basic art concept that you will be able to take into all your future creative projects.
I can't even draw a stick figure, no way I can draw my pet!
Don't worry, you don't have to draw a stick figure! You will print your pet's photo then trace & transfer the outline to the canvas using carbon paper or graphite transfer. This will be covered in STEP 1. For painting (Step 2 & 3), you will be making dot or dash marks for the fur. You are encouraged to embrace your inner 5-year-old and have fun. YOU will be proud of yourself for getting creative and stepping out of your comfort zone!
Is this 30/60/365 days of instruction?
No, This is a self-paced course with support from Lovejoy via the private paint your pet group. Many students complete their first pet portrait in 2 days. With having 30/60/365 day access to the course you are able to paint as many pets as you like. Most of my students have more than 1 pet, and it's a great practice to paint as much as you can. These make wonderful gifts ;)
How is this different from your in-person workshops?
This course is available to anyone in the world. I created the course for all the people who wanted to but could not attend one of my in-person workshops. You will actually learn more in the online course because I will teach you all the prep work, tools, and color mixing that usually did for my workshops, so you will walk away with a better understanding of painting in general and can explore other subjects with more confidence in your skills.
How to I sign up for the Course?
Click on the image of the step you are on to sign up.
How do I communicate with Lovejoy for help?
Many of your questions will be answered in the course. You can communicate with Lovejoy via a private slack group (info in the course) or directly via email [email protected]
Do I get access to both courses? POPART & Realistic
No, each course is a separate course. The POPArt your Pet course is easier and great for all ages. The Realistic Paint Your pet course you will learn about the value scale
Are refunds available if I don't like the course
Sales on all products/courses are non-refundable. We will try to resolve any issue. email [email protected]
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We recommend trying the free or $3 courses to see if you like painting and Lovejoy's teaching style.
Where does my money go? Is this a corporation or an individual?
In this day and age, we want to know what and who our money is supporting. For "Paint with Lovejoy" your full payment goes to Lovejoy, the individual artist. Lovejoy created, painted, edited and produced this course all by herself. It was a labor of love, but well worth the effort to help many people find their joy in painting their pet at home.
What about supplies?
There are supply recommendations within STEP 1 course. Lovejoy recommends 3 different full painting kits you can order on amazon, ($14-$65/Kit) If you prefer purchasing supplies individually or at your local art store, recommendations are provided. (Basic Supplies: Canvas, paint, brushes, water cup, & plate)
I have a Gift Certificate? what do I do?
Yay! I'm so glad you were gifted a course. Click on step 2 or 3 (depending on your gift card) and sign up and enter code. Add your email to the prompt and you can get access to Step 1 for free.
How Long does it take to paint 1 pet portrait?
Once you have finished STEP 1, Pick / edit/ print Pet Photo & acquire supplies. You will move on to STEP 2 (POPart) or STEP 3 (Realistic) once you sign up for the course you can finish your first painting in 1-2 days, You are encouraged to paint multiple pets in the time frame you purchase (30/60/365 days)