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Featured Artist!

Rooster and Roses

Written Lessons

by Heather Redick, CDA

Incredible colors, amazing stroke work and a timeless treasure that you’ll want to paint, display and enjoy for years to come! Heather shows you through detailed instructions how to paint this piece of art using Zhostovo techniques.

Delicate Rose

Written Lessons

by Nic Hankins

A bold, yet soft and out-of-focus background sets off this elegant rose perfectly! Nic shares simple-to-follow instructions with wonderful step-by-step photos so that you can create this project with ease!

Bursting Blossoms

Written Lessons

by Debbie Cotton

This lesson by Debbie is packed with so many cool, fun and outside-of-the-box techniques that you will surely enjoy! She shows you how to start with a textured background, add design and dimension to the flowers using paste, and then loosely add color to the vase and flowers to finish the painting!

Enjoy the Little Things

Written Lessons

by Franca Marzi

From the adorable landscape in the background to the precious girl holding a bird, you will love creating this mixed media piece by Franca!

Mix It Up!

Written Lessons

by Anita Morin

Mixed Media is hot right now, and this lesson by Anita is right on trend. You’ll love creating this bright and bold flower with a layered and textured background.

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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 2016
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

All patterns, designs, artwork, instructions, photos and any other material presented on this website is either the sole property of the artist who created it or property of the Interactive Artist Magazine. You may paint the lessons for personal use but under NO circumstances reproduce for teaching classes. You MUST obtain written permission from the artist/designer if you wish to teach their designs. If it is discovered that copyright rules have been violated by any subscriber, the subscription will be terminated with no refund and charges may be pressed by the artist and/or publisher according to U.S. copyright laws.

©2015 All rights reserved on entire Interactive Artist Magazine contents. Reproduction of any and all contents within each IAM issue without the written permission of the Publisher is strictly prohibited. The instructions in this e-Zine are published in good faith and have been checked for accuracy; however, no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made nor are successful results guaranteed.  Should you have any questions about any article or instruction in this magazine, please direct them to the author(s) whose email address is listed under their lesson and under our Contributing Artists tab.

Featured Video Lesson!

Shabby Chic

Written Lessons

by Chris Thornton-Deason

Sunlight on the Trees

Written Lessons

by Kevin Hil

Learn to paint this stunning landscape with Kevin Hill. He shares from start to finish how to use the wet-on-wet techniques of painting! See how he paints glorious highlights and achieves vibrant, beautiful colors with a variety of brushes and very little paint.

Jacobean Ball Flower

Written Lessons

by Linda Sharp

Sometimes it's all about the details! This wonderful lesson by Linda Sharp, is filled with a lot of techniques, such as liner work and double loading. You will enjoy watching how easy it is to create these whimsical and colorful Jacobean blossoms, leaves and vines. There are sweet little liner details that will help complete this beautiful project.

Wonders of SPRING

Written Lessons

by Sharon K. Hammond

Spring is in the air with this adorable design my Sharon. She shows you how to paint these sweet flowers, fluttering butterflies, and an adorable bunny soaking up the glorious beginnings of spring.

Sweet Daisy Fringed Clipboard

Written Lessons

by Bev Davis

In this quick and easy lesson, Bev shares how to create colorful and fun "watercolor-ish" flowers that can be painted on cards or displayed on a clipboard. See how you can add a little whimisical flare to the design by adding a variety of ribbons and trim.

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