Mixed Media: Design a soft, sweet aesthetic with abstract techniques Premium class

Janelle Nichol, Crazy painting woman

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11 Videos (2h 51m)
    • Intro to Janelle and Course (Little Birdie Mixed Media Canvas)

      2:49
    • Materials Overview

      11:25
    • 1st layer of background

      6:39
    • 2nd layer of background

      9:30
    • 3rd and final layer for background

      36:04
    • Learn how to sketch the figure

      28:33
    • Printing your sketch in the correct size

      13:34
    • Putting the figure together & applying it to the canvas

      18:24
    • Painting the hair

      13:44
    • Shading the Figure

      14:31
    • Adding Addditional Accents & Final Thoughts

      15:22

About This Class

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In this class you will begin with a blank canvas and finish with a completed textured canvas artwork.

We will start out by creating the background using various mediums and techniques that I myself have developed. We will discuss how to design a pleasing composition using mixed media elements, colors and shapes. I will also give advice on how to convey a specific mood and aesthetic in all stages of this artwork from sketching the figure to putting on the final accents.

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I love Janelle's art, and you can tell how much skill and hard work go into creating her pieces. I've always been too intimidated to try a mixed media piece. I had no idea where to even begin. This class removed the mystery for me, and I'm really excited to try out the process!

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Janelle Nichol

Crazy painting woman

Hi, my name is Janelle Nichol and I am an artist from Canada.

Some of my favorite things to create on my pieces are playful and sweet  children and strong, confident, and sometimes whimsical poses of women.  I particularly enjoy creating calming and dreamy backgrounds mixed with abstract elements. My art has been described as abstract folk-art and I enjoy working with various mediums to create unique works that are inspirational and sustainable.

Some artists that inspire me are Claude Monet and Renoir and more recently, Pino Daeni. I am particularly drawn to the colors and scenes expressed in Monet’s works and the figures in Pino’s art.

In the past two years I have moved from creating Mixed Media canvases and have expanded my portfolio to include the WC (Watercolor) Collection which includes images that focus on fashion and style. In my Fine Art Paintings, I blend my abstract, dreamy backgrounds with elegant figures of beautiful women in moments of contemplation and meditation.

“Janelle has a unique ability to blend her talents of Mixed Media with a Fine Art style...Her dreamy, abstract backgrounds are reminiscent of Impressionism. She is truly talented and a pleasure to work with” -art licensing agent in Las Vegas