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 am retiring more classes!! I just feel like making room for new is in the air. I love new beginnings...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.
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 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.
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.
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