BLOOMING SEEDS: Paint your Light Tree with Amanda Sage

Building upon the foundational skills acquired in our introductory course, this immersive experience invites you to delve deeper into the development of a new painting using the in-direct painting method of the mesmerizing Mischtechnik in acrylic. 

Amanda offered an introductory presentation and then created a painting from start to finish.

Rooted in rich traditions, "Paint Your Light Tree" blends technical skills with creative expression, guiding you through the process of bringing your imagination to life on canvas. 

"Blooming Seeds"¬†is an expansion of Amanda Sage‚Äôs initial ‚ÄúPaint Your Light Tree‚ÄĚ course and will include all the original course recordings.

Return Light Tree students who would like access to the new teachings will receive discount.¬† Please email us at [email protected]¬†to receive your return student discount code:)

Grow your vision from a seed into a tree of wisdom and hope as a gift for yourself and the world.


By exploring our visions through painting, new doors of perspective are opened for us, supporting alignment with our higher purpose.

Throughout this course you will learn the fundamentals of indirect painting to produce luminous and ethereal effects.  You will be encouraged to tap into your intuition and imagination, allowing your Light Tree to blossom with colors, textures, and symbolism reflective of your inner landscape.  From the delicate unfurling of leaves to the dynamic interplay of light and shadow, each brushstroke will be infused with intention and meaning.  

Through hands-on demonstrations, personalized feedback, and collaborative discussions, you will deepen your understanding of color theory, composition, and the expressive potential of the Mischtechnik.  From understanding the intricate balance of mediums to mastering delicate brushwork, you will gain experience in manipulating light and color to evoke a sense of enchantment in your work.

The centerpiece of ‚ÄúBlooming Seeds‚ÄĚ is the creation of light trees which are symbolic representations of growth, renewal, and transformation. Drawing inspiration from nature‚Äôs beauty, we will explore various compositional elements and techniques to craft your own interpretation of these majestic forms.¬† From the delicate blossoms of spring to the vibrant hues of autumn, each tree will tell a story of swelling vitality infused with the personal style and vision of its creator.¬†

In addition to technical instruction, this course fosters a supportive and collaborative environment where you can share ideas, receive feedback, and cultivate your authentic artistic voice. You are sure to gain valuable insights and refine your skills as you progress through the creative process. 

‚ÄúBlooming Seeds‚ÄĚ is open to artists of all levels, from beginners seeking to explore a new medium to experienced painters looking to expand their repertoire.¬† Whether you're drawn to the luminous beauty of the Mischtechnik or eager to cultivate your own artistic garden, this course offers a nurturing space to bloom and grow as an artist.¬†

By the end of ‚ÄúBlooming Seeds: Paint Your Light Tree‚ÄĚ, you will emerge with multiple stunning¬†paintings and a newfound sense of confidence, connection and creativity.¬†¬†

Join us as we illuminate the canvas of possibility and cultivate seeds of inspiration within.  Let your creativity flourish as you paint a new blooming light tree! !

"Each one of us will paint a different tree, and even if you paint a forest,

each one will be unique, just as all trees are in nature!"

- Amanda Sage

In the remastered 8 part "Paint Your Light Tree" course we create an indirect acrylic painting working with darks, light and color in a step-by-step layering process emulating the luminous Mischtechnik.  Amand helps you to understand how to communicate with your painting in order to progress through the challenging places we all face when bringing a vision to life!


- 10 HOURS of remastered class content!

- 4 Hours of NEW "Blooming Seeds" class content

+ 5 HOURS of BONUS materials!

** AVAILABLE NOW! Start learning today!

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter, this journey together will open new realms into your practice and inner vision.



Take inventory of what you already have and only order/buy what you 
need or can afford. I am much less interested in your materials being all the same and more interested in using what we have and putting them to use. Depending where you are in the world it may be challenging to find some materials. Ask questions in our designated student forum on Kajabi so others can learn from your questions as well.

For those outside of the US, I advise finding the closest art supply store and support them or order from a reliable source online.

BLOOMING SEEDS recommendations:

Since this is a 1 session class - we will be moving quickly and using minimal materials. 
I will work on an easel with:

- 1x 12x16" Canvas
- Black Vine Charcoal
- Soft acrylic brushes
- Glazing Medium (optional)
- Acrylic Paint:
Titanium White, Raw Umber, Red, Yellow, Phthalo Blue

*see below for more recommendations regarding brushes and paint. You can also use whatever you have!

I have created a recommended materials list on which will 
work well for those in the US:

  • Black Vine Charcoal

  • White Charcoal or Pastel

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Mahl Stick (See demonstration video in course content)
  • Easel
  • 1x - 16x20‚ÄĚ gessoed canvas or panel

  • Variety of soft synthetic brushes.¬† Suggestion: Princeton synthetic brushes, Filbert 4, 8, 12/ Flat assorted/ Round 4, 8¬†

  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint (these are the paints I will be demonstrating with,¬† You do not need to have these exact paints. Use what you have and if you want to invest in these paints you won't regret it!)
    • Titanium White
    • Hansa Yellow
    • Indian Yellow
    • Quinacridone Burnt Orange¬†
    • Raw Umber¬†
    • Pyrrole Red
    • Quinacridone Magenta¬†
    • Dioxazine Purple¬†
    • Manganese Blue¬†
    • Phthalo Blue¬†
    • Carbon Black¬†
  • Golden Satin Glazing Liquid
  • STA-Wet Palette or a variety of plates for palettes or lids from containers from your recycling!



    You are welcome to work in casein/ egg tempera and oil if you prefer and already work in these mediums!  Enjoy some deeper guidance for you in our BONUS MATERIAL!  Alecia Sacred Heart offers a two hour lecture on mischtechnik materials in oil! 


Amanda Sage


Born 1978 in Denver, Colorado Amanda Sage is an artist using her painting as a tool for spiritual and planetary growth and transformation.
Her paintings represent multidimensional aspects of humanness in harmonious balance, inspiring a re-membering of an energetic inter-connectedness that is present and shared with all things.

In 1997 she apprenticed for 2 years in classical painting techniques with Michael Fuchs in Vienna Austria. This led to becoming a painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs, founder of Fantastic Realism, for 10 years while developing her own style and portfolio as a resident artist at the culture house WUK in Vienna.
Since 2009 she has been based in Los Angeles and influential in networking artists and initiatives while hosting workshops, lecturing and exhibiting world wide. Her work is mostly in private collections with some pieces also in the permanent collection of the Kirkland Museum in Denver, Colorado. 

In 2014 together with designer Shabnam Q, the 'Amanda Sage Collection' was launched online. An independent fashion label leading the frontier of visionary art and fashion. "Wearable visionary art, made with love from threads of light". 

She is a co-founder of the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art and is on the board of directors of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors) Alex & Allyson Grey’s art sanctuary in New York. She has also pioneered painting retreats in Eco-Villages such as Paradise One, Byron Bay Australia and PuntaMona, Costa Rica.

When not traveling she can be found in one of her studios in Los Angeles, Vienna Austria or Gunnison Colorado.