Space envisioned and directed by Jo Bansall


See how you can make your mark!

I'm committed to sharing what I know with you, whether you have been put off from trying oil paints or have tried and found you are stuck, so that you have the basic tools and understanding to progress freely along your painter's path.

About Jo

Professional oil painter with a classical training in realism.

Late starter and great believer that anyone can learn to oil paint from life and then gone on to make their mark.


The Oil Sketchers

On The Flying Plum YOUTUBE CHANNEL I will often be oil sketching especially if I'm out and about. Practice makes progress but it also helps to have a SIMPLE FORMULA THAT WORKS and a community that will encourage and guide you. Find out more by watching the video below:



The Oil Painting Foundation Formula

This course is available a few times in the year and has a limited number of places. If you are interested you can join the waiting list so that you receive information before the course starts, the next one is scheduled for mid-January 2020.

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"Love your oil paints and paint what you love."


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