Are you ready to PLAY BIG? Every year I do a mini course where I create some large pieces and walk you through my process. This year I wanted to do a big graphic bloom. Join me as I show you the start to finish process of creating this larger than life floral painting. Playing Big has always been about stretching creative boundaries. And this course is no different. Tons of practical tips for making your piece successful!!! Over 3 hours of video content.
- Planning out your piece
- Suggestions for your photo reference
- Blending techniques
- Palette knife painting
- Color tips
- Start to finish instructions
Materials and Supplies:
Large artist board or canvas (I am using a 30 by 40 cradled artist board from Blick's)
Photo reference (blown up and printed on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper)
Ruler- T-square works the best
Spray water bottle
Oil pastels/ paint stick (optional)
Non-oil option- light molding paste
*Note: I will be using oil paints in this course for my palette knife work. But I also show you how to use an alternative to oils with light molding paste. YOU DO NOT NEED to use oils in this course.
My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.
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I hope you will join me!