Playing Big Botanical

Paint Larger Than Life Blooms

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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

Acrylic paint

Large paintbrush

Spray water bottle

Chalk pastels

Oil pastels/ paint stick (optional)

Oil paint

Non-oil option- light molding paste

Paletts knife

*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.


Your Instructor

Wendy Brightbill
Wendy Brightbill

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I take this class without using oils?
Absolutely!!! I will walk you through how to use light molding paste for your palette knife work. It makes the perfect alternative to oils.

I hope you will join me!

This course is closed for enrollment.