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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

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Oil painting but didn't know where to begin. I think if you are a watercolorist, mixed media, or acrylic painter then water-mixable oils is the perfect way to try your hand at oil painting. I love that it cleans up nicely with water. This is definitely a way for you to experiment with oil paint without breaking the bank. Guys, this oil paint is super inexpensive and we'll only be using 5 colors. I'll show you how to mix color and thin it out so it brushes on and moves over your substrate.

The things I love about water mixable oils:

  1. the weber brand I use is nice and rich and thick.... AND it's inexpensive
  2. it mixes with water, so no messy solvents and fumes!
  3. it pairs nicely with acrylic mediums
  4. it dries WAY faster!
  5. it acts just like regular oil paint.

Class begins August 7th, 2017

Early bird registration through July 23rd - $40

Regular registration begins July 24 - $55

Class content details

  • 2 videos about mixing color
  • create a large bouquet with palette knife and brushes
  • create oil sketch thumbnail practice sketches of little faces
  • paint a coffee mug still life with thick paint application
  • paint a small portrait on wood
  • an hour and a half worth of real time video content
  • 6 total videos
  • we will be working with only 5 colors

FAQ's -

1. Do I need special brushes for this oil painting? No, I use the same brushes that I use for acrylic painting (see supply list below). However, I do make sure and clean then nicely with a brush washing cake.

2. Do I need the exact supplies that you've listed? No. I'd say use what you have on hand as far as substrates. The only main thing will of course be the oil paints. Make sure they are water mixable. There are several brands that have a water mixable option. We will be working with the 3 primary colors and a white and a dark. That's it!

3. Will there be a Facebook group? It depends on how many folks sign up. If I get over 50 people to sign up, then I'll definitely host a FB group with the help of my two Admins, Amy and Nolwenn. I'm not sure how much interest they'll be so it's kinda hard to determine at this point.



  • Weber oil colors - Pthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow medium hue, Cadmium Red Medidum hue, Van dyke brown , permanent white


  • palette knife - any will work. I just use a cheapie plastic one
  • Dina Wakley - small round
  • princeton brushes - angle 1/4", fluffy mop 1/4"
  • tiny brush - any 000 should do - here is one but I suggest going to the craft or art store to pick out
  • brush cleaner - it's a good idea to get this brush cleaner. You can use this with any paint but it is needed for these water-mixable oils.


  • journal with thick paper (could be mixed media or watercolor paper). we will be doing our thumbnail oil sketches on this.
  • acrylic pad or any other wood surface for creating a large bouquet of flowers. 10x10" or larger
  • a couple small wood boards for a small portrait and still life- 4x4 or 6x6


  • a jar of water. (this paint mixes and thins beautifully with water)
  • ***optional ** - GAC100 acrylic polymer (this paint also blends with other acrylic mediums so we will use this to help the oil paint move)
  • white gesso

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