Learning to see beauty and magnificence in the tiniest things is one of life’s greatest joys-- painting them is a way of interacting with them and their Creator. Using layers of acrylic paint, we’ll make our own rendering of these small treasures.
This course is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced artists. I’ll provide easy, step-by-step instruction and will help you approach the canvas without fear and to enjoy the process. As always, the goal is to boost your confidence so that you will spread your wings and discover your style.
Once you purchase this course, you will have lifetime access and you will be able to work through the modules at your own pace.
Canvases: 4x4”, 4x12”, 8x10” (the value packs from Michaels are good)
Brushes: 1”, ½”, ¼” (I’m using The Fine Touch assorted pack from Hobby Lobby)
Liner Brush Size 1 (mine is Master’s Touch from Hobby Lobby)
Pencil: Berol Prismacolor Black, charcoal or graphite
Fixative: You only need this if you’re using pencil on your piece
Retarder: (optional -- I only list it here because I mention it in the video, but I don’t use it)
Rags or paper towels
Palette: Butcher paper, paper palette tablet, pie pan (whatever you like to mix paint on)
Hair Dryer (optional)
- Golden and Liquitex are best but Liquitex Basics are fine.
- Pthalo Blue Green Shade
- Raw Umber
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Titan Buff (Golden brand)
- Yellow Ochre
- Cadmium Yellow Deep, Yellow Orange Azo or Diarylide Yellow (it doesn’t really matter, just a warm orange-y yellow)
Meet the Artist
Like most artists, I have felt drawn to create art all of my life. After my two daughters were grown, the time was right to seriously pursue my artistic dreams. Painting is my favorite way to capture elements of nature and scenes from my country home. I take great delight in the natural world – from a butterfly wing to a vast landscape and everything in between – and painting is a way of interacting with these things and their Creator. We live in a beautiful world and much of it, especially the small things, goes unnoticed. It is my joy to point them out.