paint your heart and soul 2019 – course and giveaway!


I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of the Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019 Team! Yahoo!

I’m especially thrilled because the theme for 2019 is Loosening up and creating expressive art, and you all probably know by now that is just my style!

This year long course is hosted by Olga Furman and is a collaboration of many international artists. All of us are very excited to share our knowledge and tips and tricks with creative people like YOU.

Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again!

The course includes over 50 downloadable video lessons and PDF documents, and is designed for individuals of all skill levels, ranging from a total beginner (no previous experience in drawing/painting is required prior this course) to an experienced artist!

In this course I’m going to provide two lessons: one using mixed media featuring a face, including a talk about colours (muted, earthy palette…one of my favourites 🙂  My second lesson will feature a creature from the animal world….yet to be chosen…but sure to be cute 🙂

Click HERE to find out more details about PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2019.

This course is now open for registration, and if you register by December 5th, you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE of $99 (save $30 from regular price of $129!) Don’t miss out!

And that’s not all!!!   I’m also going to give one of you a FREE SPOT IN THE COURSE!

To enter the give-away just do these 2 things:
1. Share this post on Facebook (share button is below this post).
2. Leave a comment below letting me know why you would like to loosen up!
I will announce the winner on September 24th (USA timezone).
*** for a second entry in the draw hop on over to my facebook post here and comment on the post for this class – you will then get 2 chances of winning the free spot 🙂

*If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will receive a full refund!


  1. I am in dire need of loosening up….. sometimes I am too detail oriented and it is good to just let loose and feel free when creating.

  2. Thanks Toni for this great chance to win a free spot in the course…I would love to follow your class and loosen up more…..Shared your post on my FB and untill 24th of september I’ll keep my fingers crossed. 🙂

  3. Too many years putting off picking up and giving , ….creating some joyful free designing moments. Think it’s time to explore and give myself chance to create .Love your Ladies 🎠

  4. Shared on my facebook page. I love art that is made in a loose style and I wish I could learn to do it too. It would free me in a way and unlock my creativity. Thank you so much for the chance to win a free spot in this amazing class.

  5. Shared on my FB page. Loose and expressive, I think it’s more interesting for the eyes! It is just what I need…to loosen up and be more free in my paintings! Thank you Toni.

  6. I have shared on my Facebook page. I am so attracted to artwork that is loose and expressive. Learning this style for a whole year would be fabulous – how can something that looks so easy be so so difficult to achieve!!

  7. Your style is so beautiful. I draw a lot of animals, but my personal goal right now is to loosen up and to be more playful. I would love to participate in your classes.

  8. Love the freedom of loose painting, I always feel like the painting has to be perfect. Loosely painting gives me room to be imperfect. Love it and working on it.
    Shared on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class! See you there!

  9. I am beginning to feel very regimented in my painting, so if I can learn to loosen up I am sure my work will be so much more interesting and flowing

  10. To me, loosening up seems to be more about “learning how to loosen your natural style” by not staying rigid to what you have previously learnt in other mediums. I started with the Fine Art of China Painting and if a flower isn’t believable, as in; close to the real thing, the inner voice keeps saying, “keep perfecting it”. It’s a hard road to learn how loose you can get and; still stay true to your style of many years. This course offers hope and encouragement to break through and add that element of “looseness” that would take my Art to a new level.

  11. Well… as to why I would like to loosen up… anyone who knows me, knows how tightly I stick to the rules. This means when I sketch or paint, what I do must be exact. If it isn’t realistic then I think I’m doing it wrong. Same goes with the rest of my life. I need to learn to loosen up and I’m hoping if I can accomplish that within my art, then it will flow over into the rest of my life. Thanks for this opportunity, it would be so lovely to win a seat in this course. <3 ~Patti

  12. Love being loose when drawing or painting leaving the critic behind & just letting go…my best art pieces happen when I allow myself to let go fully…the struggle for perfectionism often gets in the way especially when I compare my work with others…I am learning to be true to myself & find beauty in all that I create…I as in my higher self!

  13. I would love to loosen up in not only my art but in everyday life … learn to be in the moment .. creativity helps tremendously .. these classes will help me to jumpstart the process ❤️❤️

  14. The classes sound awesome, Toni. I love your style and posted one of your faces in the 29faces challenge. What a hit it was, you now have a whole new group of fans. I was a realistic watercolorist . With a change in eye sight and a tremor I have moved on to explore mixed media, what fun . Once you start creating nothing can slow you down , can’t get enough of the rush.
    nancy jenkins

  15. I would love to loosen up in my art… you have been a huge influence on me and would love to learn more. I have also shared on my Facebook Page as well. <3 Thank you for the chance to win.

  16. I have loved your art lessons so far. The loose drawing has given me the confidence to draw because I feel that it does not need to be perfect. Because of that, I am drawing every day and getting better than I expected. Thank you!

  17. Fingers crossed for this one. I draw and paint in such a restricted manner yet love the look and feel of loose work. I need all the help I can get to work on this personal journey.

  18. Staying loose is always my biggest challenge…I tend to overwork pieces seeking perfection, when I should simply trust my instincts and allow the work to unfurl in a more natural way.

  19. I have been honing my skills for the past eighth years. trying now to gain a loose style which is hard. Thank you for the opportunity

  20. I love this course and the 2019 line-up looks fantastic!!! I have tried hard to loosen up… but still not there, I really need more practice!

  21. Shared on FB. What an amazing opportunity, to learn. Expressive art, for me, has proven to be a challenge. ALWAYS fearing jyst lettibg it flow. Thank you for eligibility to enter.

  22. These lessons sound fabulous….. Let’s loosen up and de-stress with some beautiful art making! Thank you for the oppurtunity to win a spot!

  23. Hi Toni,
    I’d love to work with you again, but more than that I REALLY need to learn the art of loosening up while I am painting. Have share and am off to your FB to comment there as well.

  24. Thank you Toni for the opportunity to win a spot on this amazing course, I would love to be able to paint in a more loose and free style , I think it is one of the hardest things to do

  25. Hi Toni, thank you for this giveaway ❤️
    I tend to overthink my art practise so loosing up is kind of tricky for me.
    I’ll really love to learn more about tips of all of these amazing artists to help me this way.

  26. As easy as it sounds, loosening up in my art I find quite difficult. I think being loose with your art seems to convey more emotion and tells a better story. So for this reason I need to loosen up more 😊

  27. This online class sounds amazing! I am always Challenging myself to loosen up. It’s like when my husband tells me to lighten up🙃 Living and loving my art and life to its fullest!

  28. The first thing I think when I look at my artwork is “it’s too stiff, wish I could let go more and loosen up”. So, of course I’d be overjoyed to win a spot in the giveaway! Thanks for the chance 🤞

  29. Loosening up would be a wonderful gift. Just love your art Toni and many of those teaching. Thanks for the generous gift for someone 💕

  30. Art if a reflection of life and to loosen up and let go of control and be more expressive are qualities I would like to nurture! Thank you for this opportunity. Sharing now! Love your work too!

  31. Definitely need help loosening up! I love the expressive portraits I see and would love to try to achieve that. Thanks for the opportunity, Toni 🌸

  32. I love painting in a loose style. I have limited hand dexterity and learning to be looser with my mark making and style has been comforting and necessary.

  33. I shared on facebook and would dearly love to win a spot in this year long course of loosening up! Which I NEED! Thank you so much for the chance and congratulations for being included in this mass of talent. Well deserved!

  34. Ah! This promises to be an awesome year creating with this amazing group of artists and I know that their incredible talents will help me express myself in such a variety of ways. One of my gold is to continue to learn to let go and to take the challenge to loosen up, pushing myself through the creative process and to face some of my fears when it comes to draw portrait in an expressive way. I am also sharing this special opportunity with many other Canadian artists who I am sure will be ready to discover this wonderful team ” Paint Your Heart and Soul “. So perfect for me and good timing too! I am planning to buy this course! 🌹🙏🌹

  35. Have shared on my Facebook page. Thank you for this opportunity as my goal and fervent wish is to loosen up and be more expensive.

  36. I really need to loosen up after focusing on making precise paintings for a year and a half. All my ladies eyes are starting to look alike! Help! Loving PYHaS 2018 and hope to win a spot for next year! Thanks for you generous contest Toni, love your work!

  37. I’m looking forward to loosening up with my drawing… it’s very hard to do! Looking forward to the course and I hope I win!!

  38. Thank you for this opportunity. Very blessed and helpful. Art is needed in my life, but I am so hard on myself about it. Thank you, again.

  39. Woot woot! Well I think we can all benefit from loosening up a little, in both art and life itself! Thanks for the opportunity to win, I’m looking forward to the course!

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