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“Keep Your Head Up” mixed media canvas by CT-member Pamela Gillespie
Posted Aug 21, 2019

I absolutely love drawing and painting faces. Adding heaps of layers just adds to their character and depth.

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Pattern 6 and Scribbles Marks 1

Scribble Marks 1 stencil
Scribble marks 1
Pattern 6 stencil
Pattern 6

Lukas Paints: Permanent violet, Magenta red (primary), Naples yellow, Flesh color, Burnt Sienna

Charcoal pencil 6B and Blending stump

Favorite Quote: Never Stop Learning

Fun Fact: I have never flown before, although I long to travel and experience other cultures.

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Posted Aug 21, 2019
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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 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    Great video ! I love how easy the face came to you , I need to keep practicing !! Thank you for the inspiration !


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