Paint and wine with Jeni Bate

Rural Scene

Rural Scene

Paint-n-wine with Jeni

  • Tuesday: April 28th and Thursday May 21st – 6-8:30pm
  • $50 per person: contact Jeni at skyscapesforthesoul@gmail.comor (310) 720-1552 to confirm attendance and arrange to pay by check/cash.
  • 6-15 students per class.  I need a minimum of 6 to run the class – so let your friends know about it!
  • Level: Just for fun! Teens OK – they just get sodas instead of wine.

Have a fun evening being guided through a painting of a relaxing rural scene, skyscape or waterscape by skyscapes artist Jeni Bate, along with a glass of wine and some light snacks.  We will work in acrylic on canvas and enjoy learning a few painting techniques as we go along.

Who this workshop is for

This class is for those who have little or no painting experience and would like to have fun trying it – whether just for a fun evening to do, or to explore whether they would like to learn to paint more seriously, or just because it’s on their bucket list!  Or those who’ve put aside their paints for years and need a little encouragement to get going.

What to bring

  • A full frontal apron – or wear clothes that you won’t cry if you get paint on them…this one is entirely on you.

What I will provide

  • paints
  • brushes
  • canvas
  • palette paper
  • water pots
  • table easel

What you will learn

  • Class in progress

    Class in progress

    Depends on the painting we will do, but typically I will cover:

  • blending
  • feathering
  • a little color mixing
  • shapes to make with different brushes used
  • depth and perspective

What you will go home with

All done and lots of fun.

All done and lots of fun.

You will leave the class with a finished painting that you completed entirely yourself.

About Jeni


“I paint the skies with peace and passion, because that’s the way they paint me.”

My medium is sky; I work in many different mediums to depict it: watercolor, acrylic, murals, oil, refractured watercolor/watercolor collage and mixtures of the above.  Each offers different possibilities and have different strengths and restrictions.  I also love working on different surfaces such as wood, metal or fiberglass.

Painting was a frequent joy as a child growing up in Wales and I dreamed of becoming a skyscapist.  I have a photo of me aged about 4 ½ painting at my little easel, and the painting I have finished is a sky.  I moved to Southern California in 1995 and after moving to Malibu in 2001, I had an opportunity to work on photography skills.  Five months later I was having difficulty getting my mind off one particular photograph I had taken. I had an epiphany:“Now, you have to paint!”.

In 2004 I moved to Salton City and started painting skies again and found them a subject with universal appeal.  Though I frequently experiment with new mediums and surfaces, the sky remains the major influence in my work.

You can see more of my work at