Friday, May 18, 2018

Pearlette Mermaid winner !!

Congrats to Liezel!!! you have won the giveaway! thanks to all of those who helped spread the word about my new mermaid class!

There are only a few days left of early registration!

Monday, May 14, 2018

new mermaid class!!

I have been having so much fun with Mermay on instagram, I decided to take you along for all the wonderful discoveries I've been making. We will be using a beautiful limited palette and working with gesso, ink sprays, stencils, and a cool new tool to help you achieve beautiful textured mermaid skin.
I will also show you a full-proof way to work with your composition before committing to it on your final wood piece. Super simple and a fabulous tool to help you gain confidence with painting mermaids.
Here is the class info at a glance:
2 Mermaid Lessons
  • Early registration: $49 through May 21st
  • Regular registration: $59 starts May 22nd
  • over 2.5 hours of video content
  • class begins Friday, May 25th
  • mermaid tail exercise video
  • 6 total videos
REGISTER and more info

Is this class beginner friendly? Yes, it is for all levels, but if you have never painted faces, I would suggest taking Draw and Paint a girl first
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand. Almost anything can be substituted.
Will there be a Facebook group?  no, I'm sorry for this mini course there will be no FB group.
Can I share this content and my link to my friends? Please don't. We ask that 1 signin for your household only. thank you!
*SUPPLY LIST: will be emailed to you once you sign up. 

Congrats to Liezel!!! you have won the giveaway! thanks to all of those who helped spread the word about my new mermaid class!
I need your help spreading the news about this class -  

  • I'm going to give away 1 spot. (if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram (tag me if you like: @mindy_lacefield), or Facebook, etc
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name, email address, and how you shared (***your posts will not be published to protect your email from spammers)
  • drawing will be done on Friday May 18, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Meant to be - New Jack and Sally mermay painting

I am having so much fun with mermay this year. I had no idea of this challenge until I saw it going around instagram and at the last minute decided to jump in and create mermaids this month!

My mermaid that I've been working on the last few days is a Jack and Sally mermaid couple. After doing a Leia mermaid, my mind began swirling with ideas (and since I love jack and sally so much) I just had to paint them.

The original sold almost immediately after listing it...I think just a few minutes. But I do have prints and stickers available in the shop!

I also have a few more mermaids for sale as well:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Sale!!!

Mother's Day Sale is going on now here on my Self work classes page as well as my Etsy shop. 
Sale is already included in my shop.
Enter code MOM25 here on my website to save 25% on self work classes. (sorry, sale does not apply to current classes)

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Watercolor draw and paint a girl

Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. (Anonymous)

I have a new Watercolor girl offering that includes a 9 page PDF with step-by-step instructions for how to draw and then watercolor a sweet girl. The PDF also includes a 36 minute video on this process. The curly headed girl above is the exact girl that I painted in the video.
We learn how to use color to bring depth and dimension in the face and why that works.

here are a few examples of the steps inside the pdf:

Color shaper size 6 soft flat chisel (optional) or Dina Wakley tools
Canson cold pressed paper: I used 4x6 size

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fairy GodMother!

We are just back from Florida and WDW and I just had to share my experience with the stunning Fairy GodMother...!! For some reason, I have always been nervous to meet characters that can speak back to you (i.e. not wearing a mask). So I never really met any of those. silly I know! But I just adore FGM and my dear friend Trista had gifted me these beautiful FGM ears and I knew that I must meet her. I told my husband I was so nervous but as soon as she opened up her arms and welcomed me with the best hug in the world, my nervousness fell away. I think that's what Fairy godmothers do, they make you feel like the prettiest, most loved person in the world. And she did! Here are some pics from my conversation.
And I just had to journal about it. I wanted to capture every word she said to me inside so I wouldn't forget!

I got 3 total hugs!!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Serenity Mermaid

Serenity Mermaid is now being offered as a stand alone watercolor class! (if you took Watercolor Play and Discover, then you already have access to this class)
We will paint a darling mermaid using watercolors and other water media.

Course is on demand and content is ready to go as soon as you sign up. (Lifetime access. downloadable videos.)

49 minute video

paper: - 6x9 watercolor paper
watercolors - any sets are fine 
for Serenity Mermaid - I'll be using Daniel smith colors --> mostly the genuines
---->>Daniel smith - mostly genuines. you can  try and test these colors out with the 66 color Try it Sheet)
Da Vinci  i use this da vinci brush   --->> quill size 1   (yikes, I realized it is SO expensive so try using what you have) 
other items
caran d'ache - neocolor ii's set of 10 or 15 will be great
  • this sharpener to sharpen your neocolor ii's if you want....
spray bottle - for wetting watercolors
watercolor pencils - the number 90 pencil is a great color to use and is in the Julie Nutting skin tone pack. All the others are fantastic as well! 
bleed proof white (for fixing boo boo's and softening colors)