Paint Your Heart and soul 2018

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Hello, Art Lovers!

I’m excited to share that I’m going to be a part of an amazing year long course called “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018.”

This course is a collaboration with 24 out of this world artists and instructors, who paint gorgeous, soulful art using a unique variety of styles and techniques. We will share our knowledge, tips and tricks in order to create beautiful art.

This course is designed for individuals of all skill levels, ranging from a total beginner to an experienced artist!

Click HERE  to find out more about PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2018.

This course is now open for registration, and if you register by December 1st, you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE! How awesome is that?

And what’s more is that I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course!

GIVEAWAY

To enter the Giveaway, do the following:

  1. Share this link and the image below or above on your Social Media (FB, Instagram, Pinterest).
  2. Comment where you shared it, below.
    Each time you shared on different social channel I will enter your name to the draw.

Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
I will announce the lucky winner on September 12.
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!

I can’t wait to create together!

In this course I’m going to teach two lessons: The first lesson is going to be on a challenging angle of the face something like this

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And the second lesson will be creating a background as a start of a journal page or a painting and then adding some creative and interesting details to it.

And I can’t wait to hare all this with you!

 

Meet me in Tustin in California

How would you like to go to California to take a workshop with me? And you could also visit the Newport Beach and Disneyland at the same time! I will be visiting Kara Bullock Art studio this coming October 27 -29. We will be creating Soulful Portraits art together. I am getting soooo excited about it.

If you would like to find out more about it, visit Kara’s Page. And then scroll down to find out about some goodies I am tossing into the bag.

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And how about this, if you sign up, you will get the online mini course Soulful Portraits 2 that’s starting September 19 free, because I would consider it sort of a prerequisite. And if you sign up before September 30th, I will bring you a personalized gift that includes your portrait, painted by me 🙂SoulfulPortraits2.jpg

I truly hope you will decide to join me on this next adventure of painting Soulful Portraits

 

With Love

Renata

New Workshop

Soulful Portraits II

I have butterfliesAfter my first Soulful Portraits workshop with  Bourguereau that was inspired by a painting by William-Adolpe Bourguereau I thought it might be a good idea to continue with the theme, but use it to practice a different kind of technique, because I really love the idea of Soulful Portraits.

In this workshop I would like to take you on a journey of creative exploration with inexpensive craft’s acrylics.

This workshop will start September 16 and the videos will be immediately accessible. I am offering this workshop at an introductory price till September 9
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The difference between Premium acrylics and craft’s acrylics is not only the quality and difference in price, but also the availability of color.

Just look at the array of colors available to you in Americana, Craft Smart or Folk Art paints. And you can have them all, because they are only about $2 each. For most part, crafts paints are very opaque, and because they are already very specifically mixed, I would not recommend blending them together, because they will very quickly become “muddy”. So the beautiful pink, green or the lovely shade of blue looses it’s vibrancy very quickly. The other obstacle is that, they don’t get very dark, so instead of putting a dark to create a shade, we will try to learn how to use contrasting colors to create a “shade”, and I will explain that in the class. The nice thing about the wide range of colors is that you can easily create some very interesting combinations of colors, instead of trying to figure out how to match the color you like.

What else you might like in the workshop

  • I think that this workshop will help your understanding of colors in a very fun way, and is suitable to beginners and more advanced artists.
  • We will also focus on creating an interesting composition that brings the viewer into the painting and I think you will enjoy this class.
  • You will have an access to a FB page, were you can share your final piece or get any help while creating your project.

This class contains only one project that is broken down into detailed narrative videos 5 in total and about 30 minutes each. All the videos are available for immediate download, and the class has a lifetime access.

Supplies Needed

  • Mixed Media paper or page, you can of course use Canvas or Canvas Board
  • Pencil, Eraser
  • Craft’s Paint Acrylics, Colors – Skin Tone, Raw Siena, Pink – light, bright and darker Pink, Violet, Sage Green, Peach, Burgundy, Red Violet, Sky Blue, Bright green

You can now purchase this class at a discounted price of $35, that is $10 less then a regular price, till September 9th    Add to Cart

Please note that they are no refunds after purchasing the class, if you have any questions about if this class is right for you on any other concerns, please email me at Artentive@icloud.net

Special 4th of July Discount on Classes

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

And as a part of our celebration, I have decided to put some of my classes for sale this weekend. Just go to Workshops  page and see what Classe are on sale at 20% discount.

Enter Code – Fireworks at checkout.

And here is a slideshow of students work from our Butterflies, Fairies and Flowers workshop that is coming to close this month.

Creative Retreat

is a free online art retreat that is starting July 8th and will last for two days. You will them have an option to sign up for an extended retreat and receive more bonus material. You can find out more about it in here.

The offering I am making is all about the Zodiac. First we will paint a Zodiac sign and as a bonus lesson I will guide you through steps on how to create a Zodiac Wheel. I can not wait to share it with you. My free lesson in our retreat is all about creating journals from shopping bags, and a surprise gift. You can join for free in here

 

Come and Paint with Me this Summer

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Awakening to Your Mystery

Join me this summer for an intensive workshop on how to paint faces, how to bled colors to create depth in a painting and how to tell a story of mystery.
The workshop is right around the corner, and there are still spots left.
You can sign up in here.
This workshop is held at the beautiful Donna Downey studios in North Carolina.
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday July 28th 2017 – 10:00am-5pm.

Saturday July 29h 2017 – 10:00am-5pm.

Sunday July 30th 2017 – 10:00am-3pm.

 

Hope to see you there!

New Mini Class

I have learned to paint portraits by copying the paintings of old masters. Eventually, I have moved on to paint my own realistic portraits, and my favorite subject was my son. I have long abandoned the strive to make my portraits as detailed as possible and choose to paint more expressive faces, but my love for old master paintings still remains and is a source of great inspiration. This class is an exploration of both, how to draw an inspiration from an old master painting and make it more expressive.

Join me on a short excursion into the life of a French academic painter William-Adolphe Bourguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) to be inspired by his painting to create our own.

Bourguereau inspires me in numerable ways –   making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body, his use of mythological themes, and in the way he creates skin tones that seam to gleam like delicate silk.

I have made an attempt through my own study to loosely reinvent one of his portrait paintings to create my own. Even though it might seam that I have used many colors in this painting, I have only really used three, plus gesso. After signing up, you receive full supply list. Class starts May 20th.

In this class I will take you through the process of sketching a portrait to create a pleasing composition on the canvas. Choosing and mixing the right colors for this particular skin tone. Blending and applying colors an tones in such a way that they create the appropriate contrast, smoothness and texture in a face.

We will then complete the background, hands and an object to complete the story of our painting.

Sign up in here $45 – Buy Now