Sunday, May 6, 2012

I'm Finding My Style!

I got to paint for 5 hours straight today! My wonderful Hubby took the kids out for several hours and I was able to work on my larger painting for the Paint Your Story e-course. I am so proud of how it is turning out. In a lot of courses you are replicating a project. This is a totally fine method because you are learning different techniques. With Mindy Lacefield's course, she gives you tools and exercises to help you develop your own style. I've tried painting like Mindy and I just can't seem to do it. I can adapt her methods though to work with how I paint and I think I am actually pulling it off. Here is the painting as it developed.

Here is a 12x12 canvas with a painted background.

Beginnings of a face. I used Panpastels.

Shading the face with paint.

My girly is starting to emerge.

The painting is coming along. She's turning out so cute!

I can't put into words how much joy I am getting out of this course. My fellow classmates are all so talented and very supportive. Mindy is such a wonderful teacher. We only have a couple weeks left which makes me sad. The good news is she is developing a new course! You will have to keep an eye on her blog for registration info. She will also be doing a self paced version of Paint Your Story this summer.



  1. I love this, Linda! Did you have any idea how it was going to turn out when you started it?

  2. Hi

    I am in your course as well and really enjoyed seeing your is a great course and I am growing in my art too...slower than some of you but its happening...well done XX from BlackCow NZ

  3. Hi, Janet. No, I didn't know how this was going to turn out when I started. I knew I liked the orange part on the right so I put her head to the left. I decided to have her look up so, I knew I had to draw something for her to look at. Everything else was "go with the flow".

  4. Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

  5. Lynda - honestly when I first saw your girl with a balloon I was in the car looking at my iphone and said out loud "Oh my God." She really caught my eye - I love her!