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How to stop overthinking mixed media floral 5-26-24
Posted May 26, 2024
I was inspired this week by the warm weather and the ability to get outside and start planting my flowers. Turning up the ground and looking at all the beautiful colors.

I also wanted to try some new techniques. So I started planning, and overthinking to the point that I almost talked myself out of this beauty. I don’t know about you but I can tell myself that “that won’t work, or that’s a bad idea” and I end up going in circles.

But I’ve done this enough to know how to get past the overthinking…. And I’ll share all about it in the video.

I hope you have fun watching this 18×18 canvas come to life.

You can get the original HERE and the print HERE
Supplies used:

  1. 18×18 Canvas
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Acrylic paint – cobalt blue, cad orange, olive green, cobalt teal, unbleached titanium, green gold, quin magenta, burnt sienna, dark teal, alizarin crimson
  5. Collage paper
  6. Soho urban artist soft pastels and General’s charcoal pencil set
  7. 1/2″ angle brush Angle brush set , credit card

👇These will be available to download in the subscriber library

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Posted May 26, 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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