Hear My Story. 9×12″ on bristol paper.
Click here to see the originals available in my shop.
Sometimes I get to a point where all of the characters I’m painting feel the same.
I’d been painting my flower patterned backgrounds for awhile. The circles of ink and acrylics in the background became a series of my flower girls… characters with wild circles and shapes coming off of their heads.
But it started to feel like this hair was coming too easily.
Not the good kind of easy where it all just falls and flows into place. But that kind of easy where I’ve stopped pushing myself… because I am afraid of making a mistake.
I normally start these characters by penciling in their face and hair.
But my breakthrough came with this painting, Hear My Story, when I started with her outfit instead.
Once I was able to find her body shape, I let that same angular form inspire her hair… and a new style of character was born.
I added more and more layers of paint pen details, inks, acrylics and oil paintsticks to really make her stand out from the background and help the painting fit together.
From there, she was no longer a Flower Girl, but a Queen!
Spring Class Sale!
To celebrate YOU finding your voice and developing your own style, I’m having a Spring SALE.
This Weekend, Enjoy Any of My Full-length Classes for 15% Off (even with a 3 Month Payment Plan).
Serendipity 1 – A Year In Mixed Media
Serendipity 2 – A NEW Year In Mixed Media
Bliss – Mixed Media On The Go
Faces – Mixed Media Portraits
How To Paint An Owl 1
How To Paint An Owl 2
How To Paint A Girl
How To Create Whimsical Animals
Here’s a little of what students are saying…
“Sometimes I get stuck and often I wonder how I can be sure to paint something really ugly and awkward. But that’s something I’ve learned from you: to let go, LET IT BE, to relax and to be patient.” – Anja Nowack
“I learn best when I see you paint while you give information as to why your painting is working or is in need of correction. The way you work through your corrections gives me insight into my own issues and encourages me to keep going. Your videos are fun, light, colorful and always a pleasure to watch. Because of you, I enjoy painting and will try anything.” – Peggy Mcdevitt
“Starting was a big milestone for me but once I did it became my saviour! I’d say that if anyone out there is looking for an online class that gets you just ‘doing’ instead of ‘thinking’ this is the one for you. At last I’ve found the style of art that I absolutely love and even though I can’t draw for peanuts I’ve been happy with the pieces that I’ve created – thanks to the amazing guidance of Juliette who has the most lovely teaching style.” – Stephanie Banks
“I had a fear of faces and now I can’t stop painting them.” – Jill DiMassimo
“I am 64 and have always wanted to draw and paint. You show us all of the phases of the piece – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the finished wonderful face. Then we see the finished piece. Now when I struggle to get to the end of the process, I know that it’s okay to take a while to get there.” – Louise “Beth” Rudolph
“This class has been the best experience ever! I love how Juliette teaches, I love that there are no hard & fast rules, and I love the fact that even scribbles look like art. The best thing about this course, is that I can share it with my 5 children (well, the baby is too little yet; but she loves to watch). I am a homeschooler, and my 3 girls & son cannot wait for our weekly “art classes” with Juliette.” – Tasha Miller
Sale Ends Monday, March 14 2016, 11:59PM EST.
Ps. If you are looking for more ways to play and develop your style, my Whimsical Animals Coloring Book is the perfect thing to help you get creative.
Pps. New Mini Course Coming Soon!
I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with new techniques and art supplies, I thought I’d share some of these new painting projects with you in a new mini course!
Wild & Free Painting will be a New Mini Course coming for Spring!