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shawn petite
REdo of an old painting – mixed media floral 5-12-24
Posted May 12, 2024

Today I’m continuing my challenge to redo a painting a month.

As artists, we change and grow in different seasons. Our styles change and that’s ok. So I have several paintings that don’t quite feel like me anymore.

So I’m taking you on the journey of remaking these pieces.

The old piece felt to perfect so I wanted to mess it up a bit. I also wanted to make it more interesting. I eliminated some very childlike butterflies and replaced them with some vintage butterflies.

I’ll share my ideas and thoughts as I begin this make over in the video. I hope this inspires you to not be afraid to change something because it no longer represents who you are in this season.

Have fun watching.

The original is available HERE and the Print is available HERE

Supplies used:

  1. 12×16 wood panel that the original was created on
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Grumbacher raw umber
  5. Acrylic matte paint – cad yellow, green gold, quin magenta, cad orange, burnt sienna, prism violet, cobalt blue, olive green, dark teal, unbleached titanium
  6. Watercolors – Chromatek and Arteza
  7. Collage paper
  8. Soho urban artist soft pastels, Generals charcoal pencil (ex. soft)


  1. simple background 6 5×8
  2. vintage crosses 6×6

I also used some needlepoint canvas to stamp with

Closing signature

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Posted May 12, 2024
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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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