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Featured Artist!

Chickadee and Apple Blossoms

Written Lessons

by Carol Craig

A sweet and easy-to-paint chickadee sits perched on a branch with beautifully painted apple blossoms. Carol shares how to paint this sweet design by following her in-depth instructions and step-by-step pictures.

Not Your Childhood Coloring Books

Informative Articles

by Geneviève Crabe

If you haven’t heard… coloring is quite the craze! Not just in grade school any longer but among adults. Many find it therapeutic and relaxing, and if you haven’t tried it yet, Genevieve shares how easy it is to get started!


Written Lessons

by Vilma Fabretti, CDA

The light hits these exotic calla lilies just right, and you’ll be able to achieve that by following along with Vilma’s written lesson. She shares a value/color chart to help you achieve color placement, and with a few strokes to blend, you’ll have an amazing painting!

The Science of Art and Design

Informative Articles

by Tracy Moreau

Did you ever wonder, “Why does this or that matter in art design”? In the first of two informative articles, Tracy shares some in-depth details about the art and science behind design!


Written Lessons

by Maureen Baker

Learn to paint these soft and delicate, yet bold and colorful lilies! Maureen shares how to paint these lovely lilies on rice paper using fluid acrylics with a watercolor feel.

In Every Issue

This Month's Contributing Artists
Quick and easy contact information for each of our Contributing Artists is just a click away! Be sure to visit each one and for many you will see class and seminar schedules, email addresses, gallery locations, their product lines, news and more.

Conventions and Trade Shows 2015
Find shows from around the country that offer instructional painting classes plus an exhibit hall with a wide range of products available for immediate purchase.

Copyright Notice

Written Lessons

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Featured Video Lesson!

Chalky Finishes

Written Lessons

by Darla Foreman

Have you ever wanted to spruce up an old piece of furniture or take some frames from drab to fab? Darla shares how you can do just that with Chalky Finish paint, some Metallic Lustres and more!

Spring Fling

Written Lessons

by Jillybean Fitzhenry

Fling into spring by painting this gorgeous design on glass by Jillybean! Jillybean shares her technqiues for painting on glass and shows you how to paint these fabulous spring flowers.

The Art of Chinoserie

Informative Articles

by Judy Diephouse

In this informative article, Judy shares some pictures of her beautiful designs and a lot about the history behind the art of Chinoiserie!

Enhancing a Project with Rosebuds and Filler Flowers

Written Lessons

by Beth Wagner

In this video lesson, Beth shares some of her amazing techniques to create a beautiful rose and how you can enhance your paintings with rosebuds and filler flowers.

Crossing Seas

from the set of Wyland's Public Television show "Wyland's Art Studio"

Dive into this beautiful painting and follow along as Wyland shares how to paint these amazing humpback whales crossing in a teal green sea.

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