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shawn petite
Begin with any idea, just begin 12-17-23
Posted Dec 17, 2023
This 18×18 Original is available Here and the print is available Here

I had no idea what I would create for this Sunday. In fact I had actually forgotten that I needed to get it done!

The list right now is long, of the things I need to do and add on the hustle and bustle of the holidays…. I feel a little crazed right now.

But, I showed up. I didn’t know if I would finish this or how far I would get before I would be pulled away to get the next thing on the list done.

However…. I got lost… lost in this piece… lost in the process and suddenly all the things that were clamoring for my attention went away. My breath slowed and I found space for peace.

I take you on the journey this week, starting with searching for colors, paints, paper and then just started flinging paint. I’ll share all about it in the video.

I hope that even if it’s just a minute… that you can get lost in the joy of the paint.. but you have to show up :)… I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved.


Supplies used:

  1. 18×18 gallery depth canvas
  2. Liquitex gesoo – black and white
  3. Utrecht gesso
  4. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  5. Golden Titan Mars Pale
  6. Acrylic paint – raw sienna, burnt sienna, teal, olive green, unbleached titanium
  7. Brayer, Stabilo all pencil, soft pastel sticks
  8. Collage paper
  9. Palette knife


  1. Inroads
  2. Carved sphere
  3. Carved up
  4. Rambling branches 8×10 1 and 2

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Posted Dec 17, 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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