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Welcome 2018!!!

January 10, 2018

Hello everyone! I feel like I am hardly ever blogging anymore, but I wanted to share everything that is new in my world. 2018 has really started out with a bang. I am filled with so much excited anticipation for this new year!

Just in case you haven’t heard, I have started offering online classes on my own network. This has been quite the undertaking and it’s been so encouraging to me to see the response. I am so entirely blessed by all of the support and it kinda makes wish I had done it a long time ago. I just wanted to share with you all that is going on over there, just in case you haven’t checked it out!

Free Abstract Floral Class

Playing Big Part 1

This course originally aired on Jeanne Oliver’s network over a year ago. Now you take it on my website as well. AND, I am going to be offering a part two of this course for 2018. $28


Oil and Water

In this course, join me as I explore creating with oil paints and fluid mediums, therefore oil and water. We will be exploring the themes of movement and texture through oil painting and fluid art. $54

 

All Things Paper

And starting on January 22, my latest class All Things Paper will be starting. I haven’t been so excited about a class in a very long time. It’s a collage/ art journaling course that I seriously can’t wait to begin. I am just finishing up taping for this class and I am so stinking excited about it. $54

I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.

 

I have been having so much fun painting on old books! I have a lot of them listed in my Etsy shop, just in case you want to snag one.

Stay tuned to see what else is coming in 2018!

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Online Art Journaling Workshop Coming in January!

November 27, 2017

Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to announce my next online class which will be an art journaling workshop starting January 22! I’m sooo excited about this course. We will be working in old books and making our own journals and collaging and mark making and basically doing all things paper.

Class starts January 22nd! This class will be on sale for $40 for the next week, until December 4th. Then the price will go up to its regular price of $54. Over 6 hours of video content!!!

Art Journaling Workshop from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.

Join me for, All Things Paper- An Art Journaling Workshop

Here are a few techniques that we will explore in this online course:

  • altering old books/ ledgers to create our own art journals
  • create our own stitched journals
  • assemblage collage pieces
  • messy mark making and abstract exploration
  • photo altering
  • painting our own papers for collage
  • collage composition
  • sketch and linework
  • abstract florals
  • distressing papers
  • tea and ink staining
  • hand stitching

I will be sharing with all of you how I go about working in an art journal and all of my favorite techniques. I started my own art practice by working in an art journal. It’s a great way to get started painting, especially if you need practice. Art journaling is a great way to try new techniques or play with composition. You can take them anywhere and the inspiration is limitless.

We will also be exploring works on paper that you can then frame or mount to canvas and hang on your wall.

 

Class Starts Tomorrow!

October 31, 2017

Today is the last day to get the early bird price for my new online class, Oil and Water! After today, the price will go up to $54. If you haven’t had a chance to check out all of the details, please go here.

 

Here are a few of the techniques and topics that we will explore in this course:
  • fluid art making with inks, watercolors and fluid acrylics
  • palette knife painting with oil paints
  • messy mark making with pens, charcoal and oil pastels
  • how to layer fluid acrylics with oil paints and other mediums
  • abstract art making
  • some of the basics of oil painting
  • how to paint a still life painting with oil paints
  • building texture in a piece with oils
  • letting go and embracing the process of creating art
  • how to stretch beyond your own creative boundaries
  • insight into my creative process
  • so much more!!!

I hope you will join me! We already have a great group of students.

Oil and Water: Online Art Course

October 16, 2017

It’s here! It’s finally here!!! I have been working my butt off this last month (or longer) to publish this course and it’s finally ready to go live. This is my first real course through my own site and I am so excited. Class starts November 1st!

Oil and Water

Creative Wanderings with Wendy Brightbill

Class starts November 1st! There is over 6 hours of video content for $54. I am offering an early bird discount of 20% off, from now until class starts. You get lifetime access to all of the content! Plus there will be live discussion through our classroom forum where I will be available to answer any questions you might have. Connect with other creative people. I will be doing several Q & A videos after class has started.

There will be a place within my course for student interaction, questions and comments.

Get the Early Bird Price until November 1st with the coupon code: earlybirdsale or just go here.

Here is the class trailor:

Oil and Water: An Online Course from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

Here are a few of the techniques and topics that we will explore in this course:
  • fluid art making with inks, watercolors and fluid acrylics
  • palette knife painting with oil paints
  • messy mark making with pens, charcoal and oil pastels
  • how to layer fluid acrylics with oil paints and other mediums
  • abstract art making
  • some of the basics of oil painting
  • how to paint a still life painting with oil paints
  • building texture in a piece with oils
  • letting go and embracing the process of creating art
  • how to stretch beyond your own creative boundaries
  • insight into my creative process
  • so much more!!!

Please go check it out here! There is also a section for FAQ, just in case you want to know more about this course.

And if you go here, you can preview just a tiny bit of my class. (Just a little taste for all of you!)

 

 

 

Sacred Undoing

September 28, 2017

Hello everyone! Fall is in the air here in Colorado and I am loving it. It’s been a cold blustery week and it has me digging out my sweaters and leg warmers. Oh and boots and scarves. Is it weird that I love a season for the apparel you get to wear? I also love a big pot of chili and pumpkin everything. I don’t think I could ever live somewhere that it doesn’t have Fall. It’s truly my favorite time of the year.

I just wanted to remind you that I am doing a beautiful workshop with Jeanne Oliver at her studio in October. I am so excited to be doing another workshop with Jeanne. Going to Jeanne’s events are so amazing. I promise that you will be pampered the entire time. It’s called Sacred Undoing and we will be creating still life paintings. I think that there are still a few spots left and I would love to have you join us. Go here to register!

Tea and Cake

September 22, 2017

Hello all of my friends!!! I just wanted to let all of you know that I was interviewed for Tea and Cake with Gracie over on willowing.org. It was such a great interview and you can read it here. In this interview I share a lot of my story from my car accident and brain injury. And if you head on over to read it, make sure that you leave a comment so that you get a chance to win this beautiful original.

 

Plus, you can watch a fast motion video of me creating this piece for you. Enjoy!!!

Sale on Big Art

July 29, 2017

Hello there. What a whirlwind this summer has been already my friends. There have been a lot of unexpected changes in my life this summer… And one of those changes is moving across town. I’m ready for the change in scenery. But, since I am already in packing mode, I thought it might be fun to pack up some of my bigger pieces and send them off to you. I don’t do this kind of a sale very often, so if you have been eyeing one of my larger to medium pieces, this world be the time to snatch one.

40% off all sales over $200 in my Etsy shop with coupon code: bigsale 

Here are a few pieces that this would apply to. Happy shopping and happy Saturday!