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shawn petite
Changing the story of a painting 7-7-24
Posted Jul 7, 2024

I completely changed the story of this old painting. The old piece was standard, predictable, and not me anymore.

As we grow and change, our styles change. And the greatest thing is that I can remake any old painting that doesn’t represent me and my style any longer.

I also share in the video, how we can change our personal stories. Small decisions of change can re-energize us. Give us courage and freedom to imagine something new for ourselves.

Just like this painting, the first change inspired the whole direction of the redesign.

I’ll share more about the process in the video. Have fun watching and always know that you are loved!

You can get the original HERE

Supplies used:

  1. 16×20 old canvas
  2. Collage paper
  3. Liquitex matte medium and Liquitex matte gel
  4. Liquitex gesso black and white
  5. Acrylic paint – cobal teal, quin magenta, green gold, cad orange, cad yellow, prism violet
  6. Lukas Alizarin crimson hue
  7. Winsor & Newton hookers green
  8. Grumbacher raw umber
  9. Liquitex acrylic goauch Cad free orange
  10. Soho Primary yellow
  11. Soho urban artist soft pastels
  12. Generals charcoal pencil (ex. soft)– 6b
  13. Angle brushes 1″, 1/2″, 1/4″ Angle brush set
  14. Small round brush set
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Posted Jul 7, 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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