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shawn petite
Discovery and curiosity coming together mixed media landscape 8-6-23
Posted Aug 6, 2023

Today’s project was the beginning of all of my experimenting and curiosity coming together.

I’ve spent 7 months being curious about all types of art, inspiration, and styles. So that I can increase my skills and confirm what I love and what I’m passionate about.

So last week I used work from Egon Schiele as my inspiration, and this week I’m taking two of my inspirations and putting them together.

With each experiment I’m learning what I love and what I don’t.

I’ll share in the video how moving forward I’ll start bringing more of myself into what I’ve done and today was a perfect example of that.

Unlike last week’s project (which this one is very similar to), this one has more freedom, texture, layers and pattern. Which I love! It has more of the colors that I love.

I’ll share more about how I move forward to close out the year with my creative process in the video. Oh, and I used my wet strength tissue from last week’s video and made my own texture paste!

I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!

The original of “Discovery and curiosity coming together” is available HERE 

Supplies used:

  1. 16×20 Birchwood panel
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium and matte gel
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Liquitex super heavy gesso
  5. Sand for the texture paste
  6. Liquitex acrylic ink – quinacridone magenta, burnt sienna, titanium white, Muted green, muted gray
  7. Daler and Rowney acrylic ink – sepia, paynes gray
  8. Grumbacher acrylic – raw umber
  9. Acrylic paint matte – prism violet, burnt sienna, green gold, cerulean blue, olive green, raw sienna, cadmium yellow, teal
  10. Paul Ruben Soft pastel sticks in the same colors tones as the paint include black and white
  11. Generals charcoal pencil ex. soft
  12. Collage paper include wet strength tissue paper from last weeks project
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Posted Aug 6, 2023
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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!


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