Let’s Face It 2017 Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Lets Face It 2017 http://tinyurl.com/irisletsfaceit2017

[EDIT This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Kendra Stone. Thank you to everyone who took part!]

Hey wonderful tribe, are you excited about a second year of the popular portrait course Let’s Face It run by Kara Bullock?? I know I am!!! First of all let me show you the awesome team of teachers who are involved this year:

Let's Face It 2017 Online Portrait Course http://tinyurl.com/irisletsfaceit2017

Such a diverse group of teachers who will cover the ins and outs of sketching, drawing and painting portraits over the course of a whole year! I’m especially excited about the new subject areas that will be included such as style development, colour theory, faces of different ages and with different expressions and skin tones.

Registration opens 10 October! Please bookmark this link: http://tinyurl.com/irisletsfaceit2017

Special Note If You Are A Beginner

YES this course is also for you!!! I have been amazed at the braveness and enthusiasm with which total beginners have dived into the course this year. The difference between the work created during the start of the course and now is totally astounding. No special talent needed! Only a willingness to learn, be open and be part of the experience. This has been life changing for a lot of people.

Here is some work that was created this year:


Encouragement & Abstracts

If you’ve been following me a while you’ll know how passionate I am about encouraging you all to get off your arse and make art! If you desperately want to be creative but feel intimidated, unsure or not good enough then I am especially talking to you in my lessons. I break things down into simple and doable steps, highlight areas where you might get tripped up and best of all: get you going so you can feel good about yourself and the art you create!

In 2017 I will once again be focussing on clearing your creative blocks (we all get them, me too!) and I’m also super excited that Kara has asked me to provide a special lesson on how I create my colourful abstract style landscape paintings! I’m going to be teaching you about colour mixing, how to achieve a super bright and POPPING colour scheme and how to make simple abstract paintings that you’ll definitely want to frame and hang up!

This doesn’t have anything to do with faces you might think….. you’re right! There are two reasons I will be teaching you these techniques: 1. These abstract landscapes can provide wonderful backgrounds for your faces and full figure paintings. 2. What I’m going to teach you about colour is going to transform the way you approach colour in your portrait paintings (portraits aren’t all different shades of ‘flesh colour’!)

In addition to my main lesson I will also be providing a bonus lesson and a special tip about my new favourite materials: catalyst blades & wedges.

Style of work I will share with you how to create:

Colourful Abstract Landscape by Iris Fritschi-Cussens iris-impressions.com

I can’t wait and I really hope you will join me and the team of teachers!


To enter the giveaway please do all of the following:

1. Click http://tinyurl.com/irisletsfaceit2017
2. Ensure you are signed up to my mailing list
3. Leave a comment below letting me know what specific part of LFI2017 you are excited about

Giveaway closes on 30 September. Winner to be announced beginning of October. Winner will be contacted by email so please ensure your email is valid.

PS if you decide to sign up to the course come 10 October I’d be super grateful if you used my personal link. I will get a percentage of the course fee which is how I get paid for teaching my lessons on this course. Thank youu!! <3<3<3

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  1. Let’s Face It is calling to the deepest part of my heart, wanting to learn how to express my hidden, buried feelings and learn how to express them through art, thanks you so much from the bottom of my heart for this giveaway 🙂

  2. I learned so much this year; literally something brand new every single class! It’s been truly amazing, love the online group friendships made too. Looking forward to learning how Iris creates her awesome abstracts and Debs doodle art along with all the other new teachers ideas and styles as well as trying new art supplies every once in awhile.You can’t go wrong with learning something new each and every week for a whole year!.
    It’s a no-brainer; this is the place I want to be in 2017!

  3. Heather Mader says:

    I am excited to learn about drawing and painting full body portraits and also how to incorporate the figure into the background. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Dear Iris,
    I am excited about learning everything. So much to learn, so little time. Thank you very much for this opportunity.

  5. Judith Peckinpaugh says:

    Iris Congratulations on being hand-picked to be a teacher on LBI2017. Iwould enjoy all aspects of the class because because I love art. I love being able to paint and make it mine- with the help of dedicated professional teachers. I would appreciate this gift as no other. Thank you. PS love your work.

  6. This course looks so amazing. I feel I understand the basics of portraiture but all of my faces tend to have the same expression, skin tone etc. I feel the skills I will learn in this course will open up a whole new level in my artwork.

  7. OMG. this is exciting! I love abstract art but even though I hear my friends tell me “you could do that!” I don’t have an idea where to start! HELP!

    – -Dalis

  8. Veronika Olivier says:

    I am so excited about LB2017. With the line up of artists for 2017 I can’t wait! I always like to learn new things….styles or techniques that I am not used to. Especially using materials I have never tried before. Thanks for a chance to win!

  9. Nancy Bennett says:

    I am on your mailing list…and would love to be in this drawing! I’m looking forward to backgrounds and learning to add figures to the paintings.

  10. Love to win to see my art grow!

  11. Let’s face ut sounds awesome and I would love to win a spot. Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. I’ve been receiving your newsletter for a while now, and I love it! I’m looking forward to seeing all the different styles of painting and learning from so many wonderful artists!