Into the myst


Do you love all things mystical and magical?

This was one of my very first workshops created, and it was such a magical experience!

I am eager to share my amazing journey with you on how I discovered this rewarding method of painting – ultimately by trusting my intuition and imagination!

I have always been a nature lover and adore animals. I had longed to put my visions and dreams onto canvas but until a few years ago, I had no idea how to go about it!

Through self-discovery, hardships and lots of practice, I have found the key methods to unlock this mystery! To reveal on canvas, what we can’t express in words –  is a true joy and allows us to tell our own story and share our hearts.

I can’t wait to be your guide and I do hope you will follow me “Into the Myst” on your own journey of creative self-discovery, finding your voice and celebrating the magic you have within!




In our first project, we will discover more about ourselves, what our spirit animal is, what stories we have to tell, and what symbols speak to us. I will be assigning some homework exercises to explore this.

After gathering this information, we will create a watercolor painting and create a story the viewer can discover for themselves. I will show you how to create intricate pattern and beauty with line work using ink pen, plus you will learn my techniques for shading and successful color combinations with watercolors.


In our second project, will be stretching our imagination further and gaining inspiration from walks in nature. The natural beauty we witness, will assist us in creating a rich and beautiful background. We will be using watercolor to create translucent glazes while building contrast with shadows and light.

The portrait subject will be a fairy or an elf, painted with acrylics and other mixed media. I can’t wait to show you how I build up luminous skin tones and create my favorite “glow effect”! You are going to love the process!


In our third and final project, we will rediscover what interested us as a child – what we loved to imagine and dream before we became adults! We get to revel in remembering those fanciful and fantastic imaginary worlds!

I will have some more explorative homework assignments to keep your intuitive flame burning!

We will walk in the magic of those childhood dreams and create a scene with mixed media, telling a whimsical story with magical creatures of our own fantasy. Here, the more imaginative the better – from dryads to centaurs, pixies to elf queens, fairies or dragons, unicorns or mermaids, or really whatever inspires you!

It will be such a delight to let our imagination run away with us, even for just a few hours!



This is a time-lapse video of my painting “The visionary”, I show you my recent layering and glazing techniques with watercolor and color pencil.. We also discover how some interesting variety and texture can be added with silver leaf.








We will be covering several topics and techniques such as:

  • Expressive, intuitive painting
  • Telling your story using imagery and symbols
  • Finding inspiration
  • Connecting with nature and how to use it in your art
  • Creating storytelling paintings and interest for the viewer to interpret
  • Creating portraits with both watercolor and mixed media techniques
  • Using line work to create interest and variation
  • Creating glazes and layering with watercolors on various substrates
  • Creating contrast with lights and darks
  • Creating something that is unique and special to you and your journey
  • And much more….

What kind of supplies do I need for this workshop?

You can totally use what you have!  There are a number of essential materials needed as noted below but many things can be substituted. Let me know if you have questions.

  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor paper, and two canvas boards or any hard substrate. (you can also use watercolor paper for the third lesson instead of a canvas board) *
  • Medium grit sandpaper*
  • Acrylics paints* Heavy body & Fluid
  • Joint compound or plaster
  • Watercolor ground
  • Inktense crayons or other water-soluble crayons
  • Assorted paintbrushes
  • An ink pen with black, permanent ink
  • A soft white colored pastel  Matt medium and some napkins for collage
  • Loose grained salt, a straw, and some rubbing alcohol
  • white gel pen
  • Masking fluid

I can’t wait to be your guide and I do hope you will follow me “Into the Myst” on your own journey of creative self-discovery, finding your voice and celebrating the magic you have within!