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Mindy Lacefield

Hi! My name is Mindy and I am inspired and paint from the nostalgia of my childhood. Channeling my inner 8 year old. Painting my dreams into reality. I teach. I learn. I play. I make mistakes. I celebrate those mistakes because they become happy, magical moments from the Divine.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

Join me into a reboot of my very popular Primitive Portraits class series! This class is all about getting back to the basics and allowing ourselves to enjoy the process of painting faces quickly and applauding that they are primitive, raw, and undone. I have overworked my portraits many times and wish I would have let them be more raw. There is an innocence and beauty in the simplicity of expression and emotion. The viewer is left with to interpret on their own. I like to say, "you don't always have to give the viewer every little detail." Sometimes things get lost when it's all given. Let's leave some room for mystery and beauty....and primitiveness.


  • class begins May 8th, 2017
  • Early registration $55 through May 7th
  • Regular registration $69 begins May 8th
  • 8 videos that will post three times a week: M, W, F
  • we will explore with watercolor, gesso, acrylic paint, and other media.
  • Supply list will be available when you sign up (be sure and check your welcome email)
  • limited supply list - hello restraint!
  • Lifetime Access
  • downloadable videos
  • FB private group

Projects include:

  • Primitive Angel
  • Primitive Mermaid
  • Inky small portraits
  • Rustic kokeshi dolls
  • raw pencil, gesso, inky work
  • and more


Do I need to take the previous Primitive Portraits 1, 2, or 3 to sign up for this class?

No. This is a stand alone class.

Supply list:  (keep in mind, there may be a few additional supplies added to the list as I finish up filming)

muted pink - liquitex

tag pad - Julie Nutting

prima water brush

mop brush (my favorite brush!! Great for dry brushing)

I also like the Dina Wakley rounds - #4 and #2. you can get all 4 brushes here

Bamboo brush - size 16 (to work with inks and/or watercolor)

stabilo graphite pencil

catalyst wedge - no 6 (the gray one)

watercolor pad 9x12


prismacolor colored pencils - red, green, blue, purple

daniel smith dot sheet - 66 dots (a great way to see if you like watercolors and to test many colors)

FW ink - paynes gray (or you can also use black)

3x6 wood panel - pick up a couple

wood Kokeshi dolls - 2   -- or you could work on peg dolls.

quin. nickel azo gold - golden heavy body or fluid