Hello lovely readers,
I hope your week is off to a good start! I’m about ready to head to Scotland for my Outlander Art Retreat but I wanted to quickly pop in and offer a SPECIAL discount that is for my blog readers ONLY!
You guys have been such an amazing support to me and I am so grateful! So to show my appreciation, here is a special SALES page just for you! A fabulous selection of our top selling classes awaits you, all at 30% OFF for the next 48 Hours ONLY!
***ENTER CODE: CREATE30 at checkout***
I also have this fabulous, curated Artists Resource Library that I have been working on that I would love to share with you. It’s full of goodies for us creative types, like reference images, book recommendations and my favorite art supplies! Check it out!
ALSO, please remember if you haven’t already checked out my menu of FREE LESSONS please go take a look! Those are there for you to enjoy and share. <3
Thank you all again for your incredible support and encouragement!
P.S. I will be posting pics from my travels through Scotland! Can’t wait to share this adventure with you! :)
Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a beautiful start.
I have been very busy preparing lessons for my new class and I was challenged by a fellow artist to create a piece of art inspired by one of her wonderful ballet photographs. I couldn’t resist, so here it is! In my usual style, she goes through several transitions. I worked quickly and loosely with both my dominant and non-dominant hands. I hope you enjoy.
If you enjoyed this video I have many more FREE tutorials. You can check them out here.
Much love and gratitude to you all!
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How’s life been treating you? Well, I hope. I’ve been busy busy wrapping up filming for my latest class and planning some very exciting retreats…more info to come! ;)
However, I always try and sneak in time to find inspiring art videos on YouTube and I just have to share these with you! The following videos are done by a very talented encaustic artist who I greatly admire – Nancy Crawford. Her work is simple, yet sophisticated. Refined yet rustic.
I love how she works the wax and her other mixed media materials! You guys know I’m hooked on encaustic wax so when I watched these I’m pretty sure I squealed with delight!
Nancy’s videos are quick and perfect for a speedy dose of inspiration!
Inspiring right?! She has so many great technique videos to really get you fired up! You can check her out on her website too!
Let me know if you try any of these techniques! I would love to hear how it goes!
Have a creative day!
Images via www.nancycrawfordartist.com
I hope your week is going well! I, for one am feeling a little overwhelmed BUT in the best way possible! I’m basically bursting at the seams with inspiration! It seems to be coming in at every angle. Each day, I awake a little more excited to begin the day and swim through this sea of creativity – desperately trying to keep my head above water!
I can’t seem to learn fast enough or create quickly enough! The days slip by while my head is down, my hand in constant motion. Drawing and creating like a kid with a new box of crayons. It’s dizzying, bewildering, exhilarating and yes, at times a bit terrifying! This is how creativity seems to work…at least for me and the best thing I can do is share it right? Spread this crazy energy around before it consumes me!
So today, I am doing just that! I have recently discovered a new artist to me. What a gift when this happens! Her name is Juna Biagioni and her techniques of creating mixed media portraits are…well…enchanting!
I couldn’t stop watching her videos, so I wanted to share them with you!
This first one is beyond beautiful…
This is another gorgeous creation! Don’t you love her mark making and use of color! Divine!!
Please do go visit Juna and explore her lovely site! She has an online portrait class coming up that you know I will be taking!! She is also a fellow guest teacher with me in the Let’s Face It Portrait class as well as the online mixed media workshop – Love Art Happy Life.
What a delight to discover yet another wonderful teacher to keep the creative community flourishing and my own creativity flowing! Thank you Juna for so generously offering these free videos that surely have inspired so many!
I hope you guys enjoy these!
Hello dear readers! How’s life?
Summer is zipping by and the chaos is evident all over the house…from the torn up closets, dripping bathing suits, half unpacked suitcases and the mounds of laundry I can’t keep up with but you know what? I’m over it. Life is crazy so why fight it? I’m trying to do the best I can and just stay sane!
Speaking of chaos – check out what I’ve done to my dining room! ha! Yup…Mama needed more ART SPACE! ;) You might be noticing the odd contraption I have set up here….well….
here’s the news – I’ve finally decided (gotten brave enough) to start filming my creative process so I can begin to offer online classes and tutorials. Sharing my passion and love for Art through teaching seems like the natural next step to take. A little fact you may not know about me – I was an Art teacher at a Montessori school in Texas, in fact I created the Art Program there since they didn’t have one! It was amazing teaching the children and since we are all a bit like kids around paint, I figure I should transition to teaching adults okay right? ;)
Anyway, here is a sneak peek at the first video…the full length, teaching video is still in post production but should be ready soon! The full video will show my creative process as I work through an Intuitive Painting. You will get to watch as I create a piece from start to finish. I have no plan when I sit down to paint (that’s where the intuition bit comes in) – just a palette of 5 or 6 colors to start with and a blank canvas! I will show you many techniques and tips as I journey through the work with you. I’m SO excited and scared but I hope you will enjoy this first little snippet. I’ve never done editing or filming before so I’ve got a ways to go! Enjoy!
Intuitive Painting from Ivette Newport on Vimeo.
Let me know your thoughts and I look forward to presenting you with the full video very soon!
Thank you all for your encouragement and support. I couldn’t have started on this path without you guys!
Sending you lots of love,