Playing Big 2018


This class is a continuation of my Playing Big series. I make two large pieces from start to finish. One piece is a fluid painting on yupo paper and the other is a still life floral on Rives printmaking paper.

Is there something keeping you from playing big in your painting? Are you wanting to push through creative blocks and create the kind of art you see in your dreams? Then join me for Playing Big Abstract Painting Class.

I noticed that there was a real disconnect in the art that I was making and the art I really wanted to make. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t painting what I really wanted to paint. So I gave myself permission to really play big! -Wendy Brightbill

This class is all about taking big risks and putting it all out there. No holding back!!! Get lost in the process and create with abandon.

There are over two hours of instructional video in this class which is reflected in the price. Class is available immediately. No Facebook group for this class. Feel free to ask questions in the course.

Supply List:

  • Rives paper (or watercolor paper)
  • Clear gesso
  • Acrylic inks
  • Pastels
  • Pens
  • Pencil
  • Oil paints (optoional)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Yupo Paper 20 x 26 (or any size)
  • Inks
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Straw
  • Alcohol inks
  • High flow acrylic paints

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.

Course Curriculum

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.
Do I need yupo paper for this course?
No you can substitute watercolor paper for yupo, although, I highly recommend using yupo.
Do I need Rives Paper?
No. You can substitute large watercolor paper. I am using Rives because I wanted to use what I had on hand.

This course is closed for enrollment.