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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 as we create "Magical Twins". In this class, we start drawing directly on the wood showcasing the woodgrain and beautiful smoothness. We then move into color and utilize an acrylic polymer to thin out the paint to make it more subtle when shading around the eyes and nose area. This class is over 1.5 hours of real time video content. I also have a video focusing on painting eyes and all the tricks and blending to achieve a darling doe-eyed girl. This class is on demand so the content is ready and waiting for you once you register.

Video content is broken down into smaller, manageable chunks and the eye focus video comes with a practice pdf where you can practice your own eye.

the details at a glance:

  1. $35 
  2. on demand --> content ready as soon as you register
  3. 1.5 hours of video content
  4. eye focus video
  5. eye practice pdf
  6. walk you through each step of real time creating
  7. a video on sealing and varnishing the painting
  8. 7 total videos -->> 5 parts for the start to finish painting, one video eye focus, and sealing

Eye practice pdf


8x8 wood board


colored pencils: red, blue, green, purple, orange

detail brush - filbert size 2

brush set - or 1/4" square brush

white paint pen

stabilo graphite


must have paint colors: quin. nickel azo gold, matte white, van dyke brown hue or Tim's espresso, liquitex neon red (or if you already have Americana fiery red)

**these colors can be substituted (use similar colors to what you have on hand)

Tim Holtz paint flips: , crushed olive, brushed courduroy, antique linen, ground espresso - these are the colors I used for this project but feel free to use any colors you like. I love these paints because they flow nicely over the wood texture

white paint - any is fine. I used Martha Stewart craft paint

GAC100 -- you may also use any acrylic polymer. this helps the paint to move around and flow. it also thins out the paint a bit to add subtle shading techniques.

scratch paper or journal for eye study practice

For sealing:

Lascaux fixative (can also be found at art stores or jerry's artarama) or Kamar varnish

liquitex varnish - I like satin. not too matte. not to0 glossy. juuuussst right!