Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hummingbird Workshop - Bright and Beautiful

     I'm back with a gorgeous new painting workshop! This time I show you how to use intense color to create an abstract mixed media hummingbird painting.
     Take a look at the trailer to see not only my painting, but also the work of other artists like yourself! I instruct every step of the process from blank white canvas to amazing work of art. This is truly a mixed media painting because in addition to layers of paint, you will collage and add elements such as buttons, glitter, sequins, and anything else you can find. This painting captures a moment in time as a couple hummingbirds fly in and out of beautifully colored flowers.
     You are encouraged to paint your version with your own favorite colors in mind to create a truly unique and original work of art. This workshop is absolutely for all skill levels. No previous drawing skills required. for access to the supply list, please click here. The price for this workshop is only $25. Taking this workshop in the studio is double that price, making this a fantastic value!
     Here are a number of other paintings made during this workshop. These images are examples of how many variations you can create just by pushing your imagination! Have fun with it! Be fearless in your color combinations and layers!

 (notice the buttons applied to the canvas in this one above)

Thank you for watching the trailer and for looking at some of the other paintings made during this workshop. I would love for you to consider buying this online workshop and working along with it, to bring a beautiful pop of color from your heart to your walls! For more information on purchasing this workshop, please visit my website by clicking here.

London, New York, and Paris Workshop

Hello! Stephen Lursen here with a new online workshop! 
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     This five part video workshop takes you step by step from a blank 11"x14" canvas and 3 printed out images (the PDF images are included in the workshop) through the collage stage, then on to multiple layers to get a beautiful painting. I am very happy with this work of art and I believe that you will be too! You can definitely do this painting! No drawing skills are required. This workshop is a great value because once you complete this painting, you can continue making more London, New York, and/or Paris paintings with more of the print outs. You can print as many as you would like. Simply separate each iconic landmark and paint it on its own canvas. You can add titles of the city, mixed media elements, your favorite travel quote, or whatever comes to mind. This workshop gets you started on a much bigger possible series of travel inspired paintings.

     Wy wife Cara and I have dreamed of traveling the world and one way to express this dream is through painting. I know I'm not alone in this dream, so this workshop is for all of you lovers of travel, you lovers of cultures beyond your own home town. Especially if your favorite city includes one of these three!

Check out the trailer below if you would please.

     This video workshop includes: 5 parts of the video in 720 HD, all three edited images for you to download and print as many times as you like, and a supply list. You are welcome to look at the supply list before ordering to consider purchasing other products as you see necessary. The supply list is a PDF. If you have any questions, ideas, or problems, please write below in the comments section.

Thank you SO MUCH! I am so happy to get to share this video workshop with you!



Monday, November 3, 2014

Coffee Cup Workshop! Fall favorite!

I am so excited to be releasing a brand new art instructional video called Coffee Cup Workshop. In this video I take you step by step from a blank 10"x20" canvas to the final brush stroke of this beautiful painting. I've taught this class at least 6 times in the studio and I have received emails from some of you who have seen the class advertised, but live too far away to come in for the class.
This video is now available for everyone!
I had such a blast making this painting and I am sure you will too! This is perfect timing with the cool fall season setting in and the weather turning. please take a moment and watch the preview. The whole workshop video is an hour and a half divided into 6 separate chapters for easier streaming and downloading. The quality is in 720 HD which is nice for clarity yet not too big a file size to download. You can find the online video at: 
Thank you so much! I am really excited to get to share this painting process with you!
Please check out the trailer below. To watch in HD, watch on youtube, then click the gear in the lower right corner and select 720p.