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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 this January for a monthly exploration of our inner child. We will be using lots of layers of paint to create girl portraits. Exploring what happens when we do less and make mistakes. Our Inner Child begins to speak.....!! 

Creating magic with stabilo graphite, angle brush and water. As in life, it really is a push and pull. We make adjustments. We learn from our mistakes. We go too far. We fuss over the details. and realize that seeing yourself in the big picture is all that really matters. It’s the imperfect nuances that work together to build our perfectly imperfect self. And she is so beautiful.

This is a year long class that begins January 1, 2019. Each month, I'll be creating loose, primitive face on 8x8 wood boards or in a journal. 

  • Class begins January 1, 2019
  • Registration: $139  
  • 1 project per month

The first project launches on New Year's Day and builds on itself in 3 phases: graphite and water, adding shadows with 3 colors, and then finally adding in the rich reds and pinks. see the rich texture and layering? --> there is also a bonus lesson for January

JANUARY lesson


Is this class beginner friendly ?   This is more of a mid-level class with the idea that you have painted faces before...and you are wanting to further your knowledge with loosening up and building lots of thick layers in your work. My advice is to be sure and take my Draw and Paint a Girl  and/or Penelope before this class. (or at least one of my faces classes)

How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable

Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand.

Will there be a Facebook group? No sorry. we will share in the classroom and through instagram.

We will also have a time lapse BONUS video in January of me creating in the same process but also adding in scratching and scraping through the dried layers of paint.  below is a detail of that painting

bonus lesson - scratching through....

SUPPLY list:

8x8 boards - I like to get the value pack. such a great deal and we'll be using several

1/2" angle brush

Viva paper towel or old t shirt

quin nickel azo gold


Stabilo graphite Pencil pack of 12 or single

Golden Satin glazing medium (or if you GAC100 acrylic polymer that is fine too!) - This is used to soften and thin out the paint as we work with subtle details and features.

Titanium white

Golden Cad Red medium

Quin. nickel azo gold fluid

Van dyke brown hue (you could also use Tim Holtz ground espresso)

no. 6 catalyst wedge

mini blade: no 4, no 2

Dina Wakley brushes

1/2" mop brush and/or smooshing brush medium

Color shapers

detail brush


a nail or a small metal palette knife - to scratch through paint (this is in the bonus lesson)

***as we move through the year, the supply list will probably grow. Each month I may introduce a few new things. But this supply list will definitely get you started. I am all about working with what you have. The stabilo graphite pencil and quin. nickel ago gold paint are the must haves for this list.