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Poetry of the earth Part 4 Finale
Posted Jan 22, 2018

Can you believe that this is the last video for this series? I’m hoping that you are enjoy the videos.

Today, we put the finishing touches on all 4 pieces and talk about the last little bits and how contrast makes all the difference. I also share my struggle with one of the pieces. I also share the steps I take in sealing my pieces.

Your last reminder, I will be giving one of these away…. any one you choose…… This is the last week to enter, …To win…… Like and share on Instagram and Facebook for each post for this series, for the next 4 weeks (links below), …and each time you do… you will be entered to win. Thanks and good luck to all how have participated!

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 and enjoy today’s video

Supplies Used:

8×8 wood panel

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,



Have a great day….

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved~


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Posted Jan 22, 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. Misty Gage

    Love these Shawn! They are amazing and I’m defiantly inspired to get creating.

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much! yeaha! for being inspired…. !would love to see what you make!

  2. Susan

    Your paintings are so beautiful. I wish I can paint like you. I can’t help but stare at your artwork. There are so many things that are going on that I try to study each one of them. You are a great inspiration. Thank you for all you do to inspire all of us.

    • Shawn

      Susan… thank you! and you CAN paint in your own voice and style… just keep doing it! and love what you do along the way… you are loved!!


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