It has been so incredible to see all of the artwork and positive community emerging in my Happy Painting class.
If you’d like to join us, Happy Painting is now available as an instant access class, so all of the projects are waiting for you when you register. You can access them anytime for 1 year and have forever access to our private facebook community.
To celebrate all of this creativity and Mother’s Day, I’m offering a sale this weekend…
Enter code SALE15 and save 15%.
This sale includes all of my online classes and everything in my etsy shop. (I’m sorry I can’t extend the sale to include my book Inspired By The Little Things or society6 art products, but they are still available).
3 Month Payment Plans are also available for all of my classes (even with the discount code).
**Good until 11:59 PM EST May 10th, 2015**
The kind folks over at Lulu Art in Australia recently asked me to do a little interview. I answered lots of the questions I get asked most often about my favorite art supplies, inspirations and more…
What are your favourite products to use?
I especially love acrylic inks and oil paint sticks. The inks are great for creating calm areas in a painting, adding a sheer solid pop of color over all of my other layers of texture, marks and paint. I use the oil paint sticks whenever I want to add an opaque but textured area of calm to my paintings. I love the creaminess in contrast to my acrylics, inks, pencil, paint pens and papers.
Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?
I try and remember to always have fun with whatever I’m creating. If I think too much about the end result or painting what’s in my head or trying to paint like someone else, I either freeze or paint something lifeless. I also try to make it easy for myself to create every day by keeping a few favorite supplies and my sketchbook out, ready to go at all times. And I always push myself in new directions by recognizing what I am drawn to in my every day. In that way, I continue to develop my style in a way that is unique to me… and fun.
Read the full interview here. I hope you enjoy it!
I’m always looking for new art supplies to try. What are your favorite art supplies these days?
Even sometimes the most unconventional things like printed napkins or wrapping paper turn out to be my favorites. I’d love to know what supplies you’re liking these days and will be sure to look for your recommendations in the comments of this post.
And, if you know someone who has been looking to reignite their creative spark and might want to read this post, feel free to share it with them (you can use the share buttons below).
Thank you, as always, for all of your love and support! Happy painting!
(Left): Befriend Even The Dragons. 9×12″ on Bristol Paper.
(Right): Poetry In Nature. 9×12″ on Bristol Paper.
Ps. I’ve just listed a few new original paintings in my shop. Click here to browse the original paintings in my shop.