Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gouache journaling process video

I have been having a blast painting with gouache lately! If you've been following me for a while, then you probably know that I LOVE and admire Mary Blair's artwork. Her main medium was gouache (or as its often known as "opaque watercolor"). So when I paint with gouache, I love painting inspired from her little creations. I love her book illustrations the most. UP and Down book is my absolute favorite. The illustrations are so simple and perfect.

I have a sweet process video for you below:

Here are closeups of my pieces:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More classes being retired....!!

I am retiring more classes!! I just feel like making room for new is in the air. I love new inspiration. 
Here are some FAQs about retiring classes:

You are retiring these classes, does that mean I won't have access to these once retired? Absolutely NOT. Once you sign up, these classes are yours and you won't lose access.

How long will these classes be offered at the Retirement sale price? I plan on offering these retirement prices through the end of 2019. I may extend that through 2020 if I see some interest continue.

How long will I have access to the classes once I sign up? You get lifetime access to the course content. You are also welcome to download any content. (you would even get access if I decide to move platforms. which is a possibility.) They will remain in your library when you sign into your Ruzuku account.

Do you offer support, critiques, etc on these retired classes? I'm so sorry, but no I won't be able to offer support on these classes. These are considered self work and are no longer monitored. 
Originally $19, now $9

originally $35, now $15

originally $99, now $40

originally $35, now $15

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

lessons in the Oil pastel mini course

Hey I wanted to stop in and give you a heads up for what the oil pastels mini course lessons will be. I just filmed an additional lesson so now there will be 4 lessons with 6 videos.

I love using the gray paper pad from Paper Fashion. It really showcases the oil pastel color work.

here are the other lessons in this class:

We will be using Sennelier oil pastels. (supply list of exact colors and other supplies will be emailed to you once you sign up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

All good things must come to an end.....

After a full, fun year of watercolor.... 80 videos of girls, animals, flowers, food.... I have decided to close the chapter of the Watercolor Club. I like to think of endings of new beginnings full of possibility! I think there is a freshness to beginning again. This shift comes after being led here and listening. After the 3rd prompting, I knew it was time. To continue would be an "easier" route, but I feel I must listen to where Spirit leads me. So here we are at the end of a fantastic year of creating in our journals. I thought I'd do a short video of me going through my journal and all the projects and lessons. If you joined in, a HUGE thank you! If you haven't joined in and are just finding out about it, I do have a lifetime access class of ALL of the content! If you do the calculations, that is around $2.36 for each video. Such a great deal and you get lifetime access to work at your own pace.

here are some of my favorite lessons:

Mary Blair inspired lesson

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Oil Pastel mini course

Join me as we explore Oil pastels and creating buttery, textured portraits. 
We will be drawing and sketching and experimenting with Sennelier oil pastels, They do take some practice and I want to show you what I've learned !

  • Class is on demand and will be available August 19th
  • 3 lessons
  • drawing and oil pastel work
  • Registration: $25
  • private classroom for sharing your art with other members as well as get feedback from me

Here are a few samples of the class. These are just examples of the type of work we'll be creating:
Is this class beginner friendly ?   This class is geared towards all levels of artists. If you are just starting to paint faces, I would start with draw and paint a girl or Find your girl before taking this class.
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
How many art supplies will I need? I've kept the supply list super simple and short. Feel free to use oil pastels you already have on hand. Just make sure that they are true oil pastels and NOT the water soluble oil pastels. We will be using the sennelier oil pastels.
Will there be a Facebook group? No sorry. we will share in the classroom and through instagram.
Can I receive a refund ? Due to password sensitivities, I cannot offer refunds  once you sign up.
How do I sign up? When you click the registration button, you'll be directed to Ruzuku where I hold all my classes. It will prompt you to create an account (if you've never taken a class from me) and then pay. Once payment is received, you can access your library of classes in my classroom. Ruzuku is super user friendly and I chose this platform specifically for this reason. 
**SUPPLY list with links will be emailed to you 1 week before class starts. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Art Ruin

 let's ruin some art!

I have been ruining lots of art lately. This ruin process takes me further and stretches my creative muscles. Do I fail and ruin when I could have left it alone? Sure, but I am trying to work through my fear of "ruining it" and "spending all this time on something". Art is about the process. It is about going on and ruining something. Then go further. I hope you enjoy this process video.

This video is offered in real time in my Watercolor Club Year 1 class available August 1st.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

My Heart in Hand

I am realizing, through deep talks with a great friend @tangiebaxter that creating art and sharing it is a very vulnerable thing. I wasn’t really aware that my girls hold such wisdom and fragility. My adult self is scared to death of everything this life throws at me. And yet the child inside has impenetrable belief in this path I’m on. And through words and color, I am my most truest self.  
Thank you Tangie for your wisdom

My Heart in Hand