Some of the 18 painting studies I created for this small line of watercolor works. Realized through field observation, memory, and imagination. These landscapes are immersed by the colors of the earth, scents, sounds, and water. Almost the entire collection was painted on the island of Porto Santo during this summer vacation and some finished in my studio. Each of these paintings was hand-made with natural pigments, such as clays and minerals. In painting these landscapes I feel it is a way to meditate, but also a way to share and preserve our natural world, which is so delicate. There is an almost invisible and magical microcosm of beings that live and have their own home here, and are in harmony and symbiosis with everything that surrounds them.
These paintings represent the emotion of returning to our dream places, those where we choose to relax, listen to the silence, and be in tranquility. And these locations can be so close to our hearts.
This online course is dedicated to all beginner or professional artists, who want to optimize and create their sacred space so that they have the possibility to create more sustainably.
We are going deep. I will share with you from my studio my processes and methods, tips, and more in live, step-by-step demonstrations.
There are some very volatile and harmful substances in the art supplies that we are often not even aware of. Our body and our planet earth are wonderful living entities, which will guide us through its signals, the most beneficial path to follow, like an ancestral map, connected to our intuition. These substances can be absorbed in many ways, as they are permeable through the pores of our skin, going directly into our bloodstream and respiratory system, or in the case of our planet, through the soils into the sea.
A few years ago, I decided to change my whole artistic process, to be more sustainable.
One of the questions I asked myself was, how could I create more harmoniously with Nature?
And the answers came, after listening to the signs, a lot of study and research.
I hope I can help you find this path of return and reverence for Nature.
There is a mistaken notion that natural paints are not durable. But many of them are, especially mineral pigments, such as iron oxides, which last for thousands and thousands of years.
~The Ancient Origens from Pigments
~Learn how to find and collect your pigments in a sustainable way
~Natural pigments from minerals and plants
~Art supplies and tools
~How to process your pigments from the Land
~How to store your colors
~Mediums and binders
~Create your color palette
~How to take care of your materials
~Healty tips for artists in the studio
~Painting with Natural Light
~Findind a sacred place in your home to create
~Optimize your studio
~Finding sustainable tools and materials to express your creativity
~Inspirational Books for your Art Journey
~Share your magic
~The sacred art momentum
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate.
This course has a duration of 1 Month, with 5 live sessions, one-on-one. To give you a more personalized accompaniment. The times of the sessions will be scheduled according to the availability of both sides. Several questions will also be answered by email, during the course.
One month – 5 one-on-one individual Sessions: 60 minutes each – 500€
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The wonderful sweet smell of the earth after the rain.
“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”
A B O U T
Hello, my name is Cristina, I was born and live on Madeira Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean. This is where I get the greatest inspiration to create, as it is an island blessed with magnificent expressions of Nature, that are in some places in their purest and wildest state.
For more than 20 years, I have been dedicated to painting and other forms of artistic expression. It took a lot of resilience and patience to find the means and tools to bring my dreams to life. Fortunately, with the Internet, this great network that unites us, a whole world of new possibilities and hope has opened up. Directly from my studio, I will share with you everything I have learned over the years, and I hope to be able to help you and make your journey lighter and more beautiful.
In this sharing space, we will create and find the tools to expand and develop creativity, and beyond. We will focus on total surrender to the creative process. Art is something substantially internal, a way of breathing and living. We will create with our Hands, with our Imagination, and especially with our Hearts. So that, in a fluid way, magic can enter and give body to your dreams.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do your Painting Classes and Courses work? They are one on one or in small groups, to give you a deeper understanding, in line with your needs and goals. The painting classes are limited and personalized.
We also offer individual painting classes, live in Nature.
~One-on-one Online classes – Live Calls ~Exercises ~PDF´s ~Emails
I guide you and share exercises for you, in your home. They are exclusively online and alive on the Zoom platform. The Zoom meeting is not recorded, for the privacy of both involved, and to create a closer dynamic. Sign up for my mailing list to receive news.
I am a beginner, can I attend your Art Classes? Absolutely, the magic in Art, is the process, the journey, not the destination. If you have the passion, the enthusiasm for arts and want to learn them, yes, this is for you. They are designed and adapted for bought beginners and professionals. My mission is to share with you what I have learned in more than 20 years of experience in arts. The mediums in art classes are adapted to your inner interests, you can choose Oil painting, Watercolor, or other mediums you feel called to.
What materials and skills do I need to have for the Painting Classes? ~You will receive in your email all the materials you need for each session. In the live classes all materials are included. ~The art classes are in Ingles or in Portuguese. ~A good internet signal for the live calls. You will receive the link in your email for the Zoom meetings. ~In some specific classes you will need a câmera or phone to photograph your works. ~The time zone currently being used in Madeira-Portugal is WEST (Western European Summer Time). My available hours for the live calls meetings are from 9 A.M to 7 P.M.
What Payment methods do you offer?
Payments are made through PayPal.
For buyers in Portugal, we can accept Bank Transfer payments. Just send an email for more details to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have another question, can I contact you? Sure, I am here to help you, just send your email to email@example.com and I will answer as soon as possible.