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  • Artist – Emma Petitt
  • Course Opens 9/13/23
  • 5+ Hours of content
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private Community – FB
  • Course Price – $99
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Would You Like to Fresh and Innovative Ways to Paint Figures?

Join Emma and experiment with fresh and innovative ways to paint the figure in her instantly recognizable style. Learn her approach to creating unique and dynamic compositions and poses of the figure. Emma will show you step-by-step how to draw the figure, paying special attention to hands and feet. Discover how to allow the patterned, fluid underpaintings to become a part of the figure in the final piece. Explore how to balance what areas are blocked out and what is revealed, so the figure is incorporated into the space. Create 3 large figurative paintings on canvas with Emma in this process, and add new and exciting tools and inspiration to your own work. We hope that you will take inspiration from Emma’s teachings and apply it to your own unique style, as you continue to develop your own artist practice. See you in class.




By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Use color, layering and pattern to create the unique yet fundamental foundations of your figurative work.
  • Be bold with the laws of anatomy and perspective.
  • See the figure as a collection of shapes and angles
  • Allow the underpainting to be integral to the figure´s skin tones.
  • Experiment with fun supplies such as Spray Paint, Stencils, POSCA pens and unusual shaped substrates
  • Gain confidence in working larger, and in drawing and painting hands and feet.
  • Create striking and unique work that you are able to bring your own style to.


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This is Emma's fourth offering to our artist communiyt, and as always it is full of a generous amount of lessons and inspiration to add to your repertoire of art tools!  In the first lesson, you will begin with short warm ups of quick 3 min gestural sketches to help you move away from expectations and tightness in your figure drawing.  Then we will move on to lesson 2 where we will explore strong and dynamic composition in your figurative work.  I will guide you in learning to see the figure as a collection of shapes and angles.


Lesson 3 will get you prepared for the final two painting lessons.  In the third lesson, you will learn to create two colourful and patterned unconventional underpaintings. You will also explore the fluidity of paint trying not to control it. This lesson is about opening your mind to how the paint wants to move and react.  Lesson 4 is all about possibilities.  I will show you how my use of perspective and proportion makes for an unconventional, yet striking approach to figurative poses.   Finally, in the final lesson we will use two different reference images as inspiration and pair them in one painting. By using these images as a starting point we can abstract the figures to create a captivating final piece of work.  This final painting was a lot of fun to create and I am excited to share this with you, along with the entire class!



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I create large, colourful expressive Portraits and figurative work. My ladies always have a sense of fun and connection. I love to play with distortion and reality, just a little bit! I love to include hands into my portrait work because they add so much more expression and narrative.

I came to painting late in my life and have really only painting portraits and people for the last 5 years. This decision coincided with the life changing decision to move from the UK to Sunny Spain. Here, I was so inspired by the light and freedom that I truly became the Artist I always wanted to be.


This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  The artist will be actively involved with the class via Facebook the first four weeks the course is open!  After that the course will be a self-study.  The artist may or may not be involved after the four weeks.  We are looking forward to seeing your artwork!


Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand. 


  • Scrap paper
  • Variety of canvases.  I am using:
    • 15.5x23.5 inch canvas
    • 12x31.5 inch canvas
    • 20x40 inch canvas


  • Water soluble pencils
  • Sharpie china marker in black(amazon)
  • Stabilo ‘marks all’ in black
  • Neo colours crayons or pastels for colour

Acrylic Spray Paint (Amsterdam

  • Turquoise Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Rose Light
  • Orange (MTN brand.. But Amsterdam do an Azo orange)
  • Titanium White
  • Carmine
  • Turquoise green
  • Azo orange
  • Cadmium yellow hue light 6 (liquitex)

Acrylic paint

  • Titanium White
  • Naples Yellow Green
  • Raw Sienna
  • Pyrole Red
  • Turquoise (I use Vallejo #54, but you could use Amsterdam Turquoise green)

High Flow or Fluid Acrylics

  • Phthalo Blue
  • Indigo
  • Gold Green
  • Pyrole Orange
  • Quinacridone magenta
  • Pyrole orange
  • Teal or turquoise

Paint Brushes

  • Size 10 flat edge brush (3/4 inch brush)
  • Small brush 1/3 inch for detail


  • Stencils (
  • Large nib POSCA pen (15mm)
  • Small POSCA pen (1.8mm)
  • Fixative spray
  • Spatula or scraping tool
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • palette


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**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.

**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course.  Some artists will allow it, while others do not.  Thank you for your support.


  1. May Porter (verified owner)

    Thank you Emma for a light hearted fun filled demo. I thoroughly enjoyed it, there really are no mistakes just plenty of possibilities! This course is for everyone even the well seasoned artist. Promise if you’re feeling stuck this will get you motivated!

  2. Toni (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful class. I was able to follow along while doing my style of painting. Excellent instructor.

  3. Cindy Broadhead (verified owner)

    Absolutely love Emma. In previous lessons, she used basically the same paints. The addition of more high flow paints and spray paints is expensive for me.

  4. Dinah Robinson (verified owner)

    This class was GREAT. I cannot draw but I was able to do all the lessons. I also signed up for the other class you have on the site In The Shallow End..

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