My safe place
Have you wondered if art can heal?
When I was a young teenager I suffered from a painful experience and trauma that led to a huge art block that lasted for almost 20 years.
My childhood was also a not an easy one.
In this class I share with you how I made it through this hard time through the healing of nature and later by discovering my art and soul expression again.
I take you through the process step-by-step of how I created this painting, my favorite watercolor techniques, and share how you can comfort the soul by creating expressive art.
Project One: My safe Place
We will also be doing a fun bonus lesson all about keeping it loose and playful!
Project two: Welcoming Joy
There are a total of eight videos including the intros, plus a printable PDF and drawing.
All the videos are downloadable and you have immediate and lifetime access.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS:
- Getting familiar with our watercolors
- Layering with watercolors to create luminous glazes and delicate skin tones
- Using elements of nature in our portraits to tell a visual story
- Combining watercolor with color pencil techniques to create depth and detail
- Keeping your watercolors loose and playful
- Creating a soft “glow effect” with watercolor
- Using various tools to create different watercolor effects
- How to create a luminous night sky
- Combining journaling with painting
- How to avoid making mud
WHAT KIND OF SUPPLIES TO I NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BUYING EVERYTHING ON THE LIST, MANY THINGS MIGHT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR MATERIALS YOU ALREADY HAVE! BELOW IS A LIST OF TOOLS I WILL BE USING, ALONG WITH LINKS. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
- Watercolor paper(I used 12×18″, Canson cold pressed for the main lesson and 9×12″ hot pressed for the bonus. But feel free to use whatever size brands you have, (just make sure it can take a lot of water).
- Watercolors:I used Daniel Smith watercolors as I love that many of them are made with ground healing crystal and stones, and have a beautiful granulating effect. But please use what you have and can afford, using similar colors in other brands (or just colors you love). Moonglow (or purple), Myan blue (or a medium blue), Opra pink (or a hot pink), Quinacridone gold (or a golden yellow), Cascade green (or an earthy green), Piemontite (or reddish brown), Kyanite & Amethyst genuine (or a sparkly blue and /or purple for the sky), Rich green gold (or a light bright green), Quinacridone Rose (or a dark pink) Cobalt teal, green gold, Purpurlite genuine, potters pink, shadow violet.
- Pencil and eraser
- A palette for mixing
- spray bottle for activating your palette, water jar, Salt & a straw, Paper towels
- Paintbrushes,(preferably for watercolor) I used a large, medium, and small round from Princeton Neptune (they are wonderful synthetic watercolor brushes) but please use what watercolor brushes you have or can find.
- Color pencils in the same tones you painted in (I used prismacolor pencils)
- I used a pale gray acrylic ink with a dip pen for writing the words on her dress but a normal ink pen or other writing tool is totally fine too!