I'm constantly having to remind myself to get back to the basics. I truly feel like I teach what I need to learn. I'm so excited to announce Primitive Portraits 3. This 3rd installment of my most popular class, Primitive Portraits begins December 30th. After that date, the class will become self-paced and you'll have forever access to the classroom to work at your own pace. There are 6 projects that include raw, primitive portrait tags, working with a restrictive color palette and creating a Primitive family portrait. And I'm so so thrilled to announce that we have 3 guest artists!! yahoo!! Christina Romeo and Tati Vice, and Lana Guerra are joining us to share their process for creating lovely, raw primitive portraits.

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Serendipity 2011 459

Mindy Lacefield

About this Course

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This 3rd installment of Primitive Portraits is all about getting back to the ground floor of faces and working with simple materials. 

here is the supply list:


manilla tags (I'm using 3x6" but any size is fine)

hard charcoal

heavy body white paint

white gesso

black gesso

catalyst wedge - no 6 (the gray one)

peerless watercolor or any watercolors that you have

water brush - no 6

fan brush - size 8

paynes gray - blick

white stabilo pencil

quin. nickel azo gold - golden

heavy body white

paynes gray - blick

baltic blue - liquitex

cobalt teal - liquitex

12x12 canvas (canvas panels or canvas paper is fine)


collage pauge or mod podge - matte

sand paper - optional

micron pen .8

6b or 8b pencil

set of brushes

8x10 and 12x12 wood board (one of each)

americana craft paint - fiery red (neon)

lyra - giant black pencil (optional, you can also use a stabilo black, charcoal or any other dark pencil)

(keep in mind the lyra pencil does NOT smudge but the charcoal and stabilo will activate with wet media such as paint or water)

coffee filters - (I use the small ones)


a couple prismacolor pencils - I'll be using a red and pink color in the last project

gallery neon pastels