I flew to a little village along the ocean, and spent a week learning. When I came home, my journey had begun as an artist. Through many classes, years of painting, teaching art along with running a graphic design studio, and working with many beautiful artists along the way, I have created a life as an artist.
I wasn’t sure how to start a painting. Where do the ideas come from? And what are the little things I can do to keep my art practice going when I don’t have time to make an entire painting? And of course, I wanted to make beautiful art.
“Beautiful art is not about making a pretty painting with a perfect shape. It’s about finding your voice and being bold about it.”
Recently I’ve asked students what you would like to know about art, or the mixed media process. Thanks to everyone who responded with your questions!
What I found is that many of you are interested in learning techniques, getting your creative juices flowing, and step by step instruction for hands-on projects. Also, what supplies are great to keep on hand.
Others wanted to how to start a painting – sometimes a blank canvas can be so intimidating! Where do the ideas come from? How to begin? How do you shut down that voice in your head that keeps telling you that you aren’t good enough?
Some wanted to know how to deal with moving beyond the background of a painting, into creating layers of acrylic paint. How to not feel stuck here… how to find your way through the process to the light at the end of the tunnel, where you make a beautiful piece of art.
How do you hear your inner voice when making art? How do you take a painting from good to wow? … And what are the polishes you can put on your art when it needs a little something to finish it?
If you want to make more art, stay tuned because in the next week or two I’ll post a quick preview video with many of the images from the e-course, so you can see more of what it’s all about. And don’t forget, if you bring a friend, you’ll get 50% off!
Click here to learn more about the class. And when you’re done reading, please scroll down and let me know what your biggest question is, or your art goal for 2018.
Most of all, thanks to all of your who responded that you love my art and my positive energy – that means so much, and I will strive to continue to spread sweet art vibes your way… That’s my New Year’s promise.