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

21 Secrets Workshop

On Monday, March 6th it will be 21 days till 21 SECRETS emBODY comes out — so to celebrate, Connie Solera from Dirty Footprints Studios will be hosting a 21 day free painting challenge! Each day, for 21 days, we’ll be creating an art journal spread/ painting around a specific body part and using the hashtag: #21emBODY.  And she will also be highlighting a different 21 SECRETS teacher each day as well!  If you want to join us for this exciting challenge, on the day that Connie highlights me, post a pic of your spread in here and I will enter you into a draw to win a free spot in 21 Secrets workshop. And if you follow my blog, I will send you a notification when that day is, just in case you miss it :). Here is a link to Connie’s video that will tell you all about it a video about it on Facebook .  Let the fun begin.

21 Secrets Workshop – This workshop will be truly amazing and it will be fully downloadable on March 27.  With it you will have an instant access to 21 teachers and their secrets of developing a journal page through the prompt – emBody. I am personally very stoked about this, because being an energy worker, this is always something that comes up in my creative field. And I personally can not wait to see what everyone else will come up with. So are you ready to take the journey with us?

To meet all the teachers and their work they will be doing, or to sign up click here.

Here are the details of what is included in the purchase of 21 SECRETS emBODY:

  • A downloadable 150+ page eBook that contains 24 art journaling workshops packed with 25+ hours of videos, full color photos, templates, and clear instructional content that is yours to keep and refer to again and again.
  • Unlimited access to all workshops at once! You pick and choose which ones you do and when.  There is no time limit or deadlines to meet — these workshops are yours to keep!
  • Membership to the private 21 SECRETS Facebook community where you can share, be inspired, and receive warm, supportive feedback.
  • The opportunity to learn a variety of art journaling approaches and techniques from the comfort of your home/studio.
  • Belong to a supportive online artist community that has been growing strong since 2010! At 21 SECRETS we celebrate everyone’s unique expression and support artists in becoming confident and courageous while creating from the heart!
  • To find out more, click here.