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Poetry of the earth series Part 3
Posted Jan 15, 2018

Hellooo, I’m back today for part 3 of the “Poetry of the Earth Series”….

We’re almost done with these beautiful pieces. Today we’re going to be blocking in our focal points, working on the middle ground and working on contrast and definition.

Just as reminder that I will be giving one of these away…. any one you choose…… at the end of the series, …To win…… Like and share on Instagram and Facebook for each post for this series, for the next 4 weeks (links below), starting today, …and each time you do… you will be entered to win.

So you could have an opportunity to enter 4 times each week!! I will also have intructions on instagram and facebook when I post for the curators post.

Instagram – Donna Downey Studios @donnadowneystudios …. Shawn’s @artgirl38

Facebook – Donna – …. Shawn –

The winner will be notified by January 29th – and announced here on the blog

All right lets get creating!

8×8 wood panels 

Vintage papers, scrap paper

Daler and Rowney acrylic Ink ( magenta, sepia, lemon yellow, cyan, scarlet)

Golden matte medium and gel medium 

Golden Gloss medium

Golden Fluid Acrylic ( vermillion, quinacridone magenta, cobalt teal, prussion blue hue,

paynes grey, permanent violet dark, pyrole red, titanium white)

Golden glazing medium

Golden Fiber paste

Fineline applicator (with airbrush medium and carbon black paint)

Charcoal pencil

Mark making tools (bubble wrap, drywall tape, latch hook rug, needle point canvas)

Stencils Used:

Donna’s stencils: Tangled Pattern

DD Mini Numbers,

Blooming Floral,

Shawn’s stencils: Flower Drawing,



I hope you enjoyed the video and have fun creating…… See you next week as we continue on the journey

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jan 15, 2018
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!


  1. Nancy A Olsen

    I’m so excited about this ! Soon as the snow stops I’m going shopping to buy a few things 🙂 Thank you again !

    • Shawn

      Nancy, you so welcome so glad you are here!

  2. Irma

    Still sooo in love with your works! Hope my mojo returns quickly…It is so lonely and boring without creating…
    Hugs – Irma


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