I loved it, then hated it, then loved it again!

Hi friends! Do you ever go through a love/hate relationship with your art? I mean while you are painting? It’s going so well and then BAM! hot-mess time! I’m sorry to say that I think it is more of a regular occurrence than an exception to the rule. Especially when you are pushing yourself. That was the journey I went on with this painting.

I filmed this one for Critique Club. I knew I wanted to take my time on it and it was going to take a while so if you would like the in-depth 2-hour lesson for this chock-full of teachable moments you can find it up in Critique Club now in the January 2023 section. Critique Club is a monthly membership group where you can upload your art for feedback from me, enjoy monthly creative prompts, and paint along to over 90 real-time and in-depth tutorials like the one above (and 2 new ones are added every month!) all for $5 a month. It’s like Netflix for art LOL! Click here to learn more or sign up! Now, on to the timelapse of this painting and hopefully some inspirational words and gentle encouragement for anyone who also has a love/hate relationship with some paintings.

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Speaking of Critique Club I have a couple offers for you. I just compiled all of the 24 tutorials from 2022 into a yearly archive collection and it is 50% off now through 1/31/23. The regular price of the 2022 Critique Club Lesson Archive is $60, with a discount $30. Use the coupon code 2022SAVE50 if the discount doesn’t appear automatically.

24 paintings arranged in a grid

The yearly archives are best for students who would rather pay one price and get lifetime access to the tutorials. *The archives do not include the monthly creative prompts or the ability to upload original (non-tutorial) artwork for critique however you are more than welcome to upload the art you make following the included tutorials that you do for feedback.

I also added a bundle of all 96 tutorials posted in Critique Club from January 2019-December 2022 and I am launching that Critique Club Archive Bundle at 50% as well. This is a 240 value but you can purchase it for $100 now through 1/31/23. That’s $1.04 per in-depth art lesson. Use coupon code ARCHIVE50 if the discount doesn’t automatically appear. You will not lack ideas while you peruse hundreds of hours of art instruction! The hardest thing will be deciding what to try first!

These archive classes offer lifetime access so you can buy it on sale and paint when you are ready. If you are like me and enjoy trying lots of supplies and subjects then the Critique Cub membership or archives are perfect! Don’t wait, the sale on the 2022 archive and bundle ends on 1/31/23! Happy crafting!