A workshop on the creative process

In this workshop you'll find...

Expression I - artwork by Sabra Awlad Issa

Thank you for being here

This workshop is much more about the actual process of creating a work of art, than it is about the end result. 

Every now and then I feel a little stuck in my creative flow; I get worried, stressed even, about having to produce a certain style or level of work. I forget that my best work was made with a sense of freedom. That may feel like an ‘accident’ but it’s really not.

Be able to shift your focus back towards the process and away from any pressure regarding the end result, takes practise. I can’t say I find it easy or natural, even. But you relate to the situation I described, this might just be the thing you want to practise and add to your creative toolbox

In over 1.5 hours of video I will guide you through the process of layering paint, starting with big, bold strokes and refining your portrait as you go. 

If you’d like to learn more about what this workshop is about, read on!

Much love,


What will I take from this class?

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1. Underpainting

We create a dynamic underpainting using Burnt Sienna and acrylic medium.

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2. Shadows

For more depth, we going to use Burnt Umber to create shadows and details.

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3. Mid tones

We mix a grey mid tone and add structure and expression to the face.

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4. Glazing

With our previous paints, we add more detail (and voilá, a bit of drama as well) to our portrait.

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5. Final layers

Pushing the contrast, or adding more texture; it’s up to you to decide!


You can download the supply list to see what materials I'll be working with. There are also substitutions in the PDF file.


a workshop on the creative process

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Frequently asked questions

A workshop is generally shorter than a full course. It focusses on a specific technique and palette. Usually you can finish a workshop project in a few days.

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A self-paced course is open for registration throughout the year. When you sign up, you get immediate access to all the lessons in that course. You can go ahead and start right away! Track your progress by marking your lessons complete after finishing. You can work at your own pace whenever it’s convenient for you, there’s no set schedule. You can come back any time and resume or repeat lessons. If you have any questions, you can send me a message or post in my Facebook group. I don’t provide in-depth feedback on self-paced courses but I’m always around to help!

A live course start at a specific date and runs for a number of weeks. When you sign up, I will keep you informed through my mailing list. When we start, I will send you another email. You can log in and view the first available lessons. Every week a new lesson in provided until we’ve finished the course. After finishing the course, all lessons and content will remain available to you. So no worries if you fall behind or skip a week! You can go back, catch up or repeat lessons whenever you want! During the weeks that the course runs, I’ll be available daily in the private Facebook group for that course. You can interact with me and other students that are in the course!

Yes, you can download all videos and materials for private use!

Yes, this workshop is designed specifically to help you through the process of painting, step-by-step. Some techniques may prove to be a challenge but I will explain it to you in a way that allows you to follow exactly what I’m doing. There are several drawing guides that you can print out, to help you no matter your level. Please keep in mind that learning is a process. A beginner will need different expectations than an experienced painter. Don’t feel discouraged if you’re not able to master some techniques at once. Art is a skill you can hone and my art community is a safe and judgement-free zone where you can share your progress.

You can always access this workshop by logging in at my website. In the navigation menu, go to “My account” and you will see your workshop there.

When you do a self-paced workshop, you can ask any questions or share work in my private Facebook community. I will be there often to reply or answer questions!

You can download the supply list for this workshop from this page! Scroll up a bit and you will see the button.

Because this workshop is instantly accessible and downloadable, I cannot grant refunds on it.

For workshops, I unfortunately can’t provide a payment plan.

No, not at all! If you have any questions during a live course, you can also email me for feedback.

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