EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES IN PAINTING

BIRDS OF PLAY SERIES

This hybrid LIVE ONLINE workshop focuses on techniques & processes for artists looking to grow and better develop their skills as expressive painters. 

* Your Zoom invite will be sent in a separate email the day before the event. 

Cardinal Symbolism

Cardinal symbolism is reminding you to be more explicit with your intentions. Moreover, setting a clear and insightful goal for yourself will accomplish everything you are asking for and more. The key to this spirit animal is to focus and set your intentions clearly to expedite matters. Alternatively, the Cardinal meaning may be signaling you to be wary of what you are creating with your thoughts. Is this really what you want? In other words, Cardinal symbolism tells you to make sure that you are aware of precisely what you are manifesting. Also, be sure to make any necessary corrections.

Cardinal symbolism can also be letting you know that you should start putting yourself first. It is essential to realize that taking good care of yourself first will make it much easier for you to help others.

Furthermore, the Cardinal meaning signifies that the timing is now perfect to start those new projects that you have been contemplating. Big or small, you can tackle them all.

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Mixing Paint

It doesn't matter whether you are using acrylic or oil, here I show you how to mix both!

Mixing your paint colors before you start allows you the freedom to paint with color confidence

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Mixing in Acrylics

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Mixing in Acrylics

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Mixing in Oils

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Color Mapping

Use your color mapped sketch as a road map for placing color value.

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Color Map Sketch Sketch Overlay

Color Mapping in Oil

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Color Mapping in Acrylic

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Building Layers

Building layers in OIL

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Building Layers in Acrylic

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Blurring the Lines

Blurring the Lines in Oil

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Blurring the Lines in Acrylic

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Leftover Paint

I really don't like to waste paint. However, I never worry about making too much paint. I'd rather have more than less and I always know that the leftover paint creates an opportunity for more experimental play with color.

This is your Independent Study assignment. Use any leftover paint to create another painting or paintings.

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Brown Kraft Paper

Using Leftover Paint

If you have paint left over create a secondary painting.

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird Symbolism

Hummingbird symbolism is reminding you that it is time for you to pursue your dreams more aggressively. By doing this, you will make them a reality. In other words, this spirit animal portends that joy is just around the corner. Therefore, you have to believe that it is possible to manifest your dreams now. Stop waiting and go for it! Hummingbird meaning is letting you know that you can go anywhere you need to go. The only obstacle in your way is yourself. Hummingbird symbolism prompts you to seize them as fast as possible before they are gone.

Hummingbird

"Hummingbird in C Sharp" Full painting process, start to finish.

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Bonus: Leftover Paint

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IMAGE: "Violet" Painting

Secondary painting made from leftover "Humming in C Sharp" painting

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Titmouse

Titmouse Symbolism

Titmouse is cheerful, a bird of truth whose gifts include mysteries of the mind, joy. Titmouse can help you heal, balance and open your perceptions. He teaches about voicing impressions and expressions. Titmouse teaches to use our voice and the immense power of small things and with small ideas. Titmouse teaches courage and empowerment along with being bold with discernment. A natural curiosity awakens your senses and surroundings. Pay attention to social settings. He teaches the art of flexibility. Are you sharing your thoughts and opinions right now? Titmouse can show how to express ideals with timing.

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IMAGE: Titmouse Painting IMAGE: Titmouse Sketch

Titmouse

"Tiny Little Titmouse"

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Bonus: Leftover Paint

Secondary painting created using the leftover mixed painting from “Titillating Tit Mouse”
Birds of Play Series

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IMAGE: "Planted" Painting

"Planted"

Secondary painting made from leftover "Tiny Little Titmouse" painting

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