The Huge Realization I Had in Portugal

Laurel Greenfield

I just got back from my painting retreat in Portugal a few days ago, and it was AMAZING.

It's hard to put the experience into words, but the last 7 days really reinvigorated and reinforced my love of painting and making art.

I didn't realize it until I was there that I haven't taken an art class in almost 10 years! I've been so focused on making paintings the only way I know how and have been strictly focused on trying to sell them. But I realized I forgot the joy and value of continuing to learn.

During the very first class on color harmony and abstract painting, I dropped into a painting zone so deep and focused that I forgot where I was.

This is me in the zone!

laurel painting in portugal

I also met some amazing women and was reminded of the joy of being part of a positive community. I spend almost every day painting alone so being around other artists was incredible.

portugal artist ladies

I'm just so excited because I can use everything I learned to create even better work to share with you!!

I had a lot of time to be by myself and think last week and that alone time really reaffirmed my mission of seeking out moments of joy around food and capturing them in vivid color.

It also lead me to a huge realization: That I want to bring you into my art world even more than I already do!

I had a lot of time to think about how I want to do this and...

I am so excited to tell you that I am finally working on an interactive (and affordable!!!) online painting class that will not only invite you to make your own works of art from anywhere, but will teach you about painting techniques and how I use color all while celebrating my favorite subject: FOOD!

CLICK HERE to get on the wait list for my painting course!


So many of you have come to my workshops and classes and told me that you really wanted to get creative and learn more about painting and I've been listening and trying to find a way to make it happen!

If you are interested in tapping into your creativity and getting to know my work and me on a deeper level, click here to get on the list to receive updates and be the first to sign up when it's ready!

CLICK HERE to get on the list and be the first to get more info to paint with me!

Talk to you next week!

P.S. I'm still working on my chocolate paintings, so keep an eye out for more info on when you can get your hands on those!