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shawn petite
So many possibilities with soft texture and rich color 8-27-23
Posted Aug 27, 2023

So many possibilities…. that’s the title of this piece and the story of my year of curiosity.

Last week’s floral project had a lot of twists and turns, and a few panic moments….but this week I did a deeper dive into what I want to convey in my floral experiments. I journaled, tested, color-swatched, and added texture before I even started creating this.

And I was so excited about all the possibilities of what I could do to express my curiosity. I have so many ideas!! And not enough time!

I share the behind-the-scenes this week, of what goes on before I actually get to a project. I hope, that it encourages you to play, imagine, and be curious and shows you that not every time we create does it need to be a finished project, but the springboard to possibility…. I’ll share more about it in the video.

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


The original of “So many possibilities” is available HERE and prints are available HERE.

Supplies used:

  1. 14×14 canvas
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium and matte gel
  3. Utrecht gesso for texture
  4. Liquitex gesso black and white
  5. Acrylic paint – olive green, unbleached titanium, raw sienna, burnt sienna, prism violet, teal,
  6. Golden’s paynes gray
  7. Soft pastel stick and pastel pencil
  8. Generals charcoal pencil
  9. Stabilo all pencil
  10. Angle brush 1″ and 1/2″
  11. Flat brush 1″
  12. Palette knife, dough scraper, credit card
  13. Collage paper


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Posted Aug 27, 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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