How to Join My Portrait Painting School

How to Join My Portrait Painting School


I have had a few people question me, how do I log in and purchase your portrait painting course?

Sometimes the technology is a bit challenging to figure out. Let me show you exactly how to do it.


1. The first thing you need to do is login into the Realistic Acrylic Portrait School

At this screen, click the “Login” text in the upper right. (Not the “sign up” button, but the one next to it)




2. Enter your information (email address and password you created.)

Click “Log In”


3. After logging in, select, the “Paint Your First Amazing Acrylic Portrait” course on the left.


4. It will take you to this screen. Click the “Enroll in Course” button.


5. Then, select your payment plan. You can pay in full for $97 USD or you can do a three-month payment plan, allowing you to get started for $39 USD today. But you will save $20 by paying in full!

After selecting your payment plan, click the “Enroll in Course” button.


6. Finally, enter your credit card or Paypal information and you can make payment securely online.


7. Click “Verify Payment.” Then finish the step, and confirm your purchase of the course, and you will be set! You will then be able to login like you did in step 1 and 2 and this time you will have full access to the course.

There is no time limit once you buy the course. You can use it as long as you wish.

Hope this helps… Look forward to seeing you inside the course!

All the best,



Inscribed on the Hands of God

Inscribed on the Hands of God


One day, when I was discouraged and depressed, I read this passage in my Bible from Isaiah 49:


But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten me.”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.
I thought, “God still loves me!” He still loves me–even though I’ve been distant from Him and messed up again. And He won’t forget me. I was comforted by His limitless promise to be faithful.


I thought, I have to do a drawing of this idea.


So I held out my own hand as a model and drew it. This is called “Inscribed.” 14″ x 17,” pencil on paper.


You will find over 300 names written within the creases and wrinkles of these hands.


“Inscribed”, by pencil artist Matt Philleo, detail


Be encouraged. God has not forgotten you either.


If you are a born-again child of God, this scripture passage implies that your name, too, is written on the palm of His hand. This means God will never forget you. He sees every tear. He knows what you are feeling and He knows how you may be failing. But He still loves you just the same.


And the reason He can do that is because, if you’ve allowed Him to, He’s forgiven every sin you’ve ever committed through the righteous sacrifice of Jesus on your behalf.


He shed His blood, died on the cross, and rose again to give you new life.If you are a believer, He sees the perfection, the righteousness of Christ all over you. You are a jewel in his eye. Yes, you have a special place on His hands and in His heart.


Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37) Anyone who continues on in sin and unbelief will end up in hell by default, but if you believe and trust in Jesus you will never be cast away. You will enjoy God’s love for you…forever!


Have a blessed day,


The Things We Artists Do for Art

The Things We Artists Do for Art


It’s amazing the things you have to do sometimes to get a painting to look realistic.


I’ve been commissioned to do a painting of the five loaves and two fishes for a book cover illustration, a commentary on the book of Mark in the New Testament. I didn’t want to copy a stock photo (illegal) but I didn’t want to just make it up (not very realistic)


So I bought some fish, some flatbread and a basket. Took the pics just as the sun was setting. Then I cooked the fish tonight and ate it with the bread. Best fish I’ve had in a long time! 🙂


Here are a few pics that I took…


"Loaves and Fishes Basket" photo  2017 by Matt Philleo

“Loaves and Fishes Basket” photo 2017 by Matt Philleo


"Loaves and Fishes Basket" photo  2017 by Matt Philleo

“Loaves and Fishes Basket” 2 photo 2017 by Matt Philleo


Even though this is not my usual subject matter–portraits–it’s good to do a still life once in a while to keep up with your color, shape, and value rendering skills. Many of you have seen this painting on Facebook already, but I wanted to get this posted to my blog. 



Have a blessed weekend!


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