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Featured Artist!

A Taste of Autumn

Written Lessons

by Sheri Hart

Pumpkins, gourds, colorful leaves and sunflowers often come to mind when we think of fall. Sheri shows you step by step how to paint this beautiful fall design with watercolors.

Sunbonnet Bonnie

by Elaina Appleby

Bring a little bit of the beach inside when you paint this adorable design by Elaina. You’ll enjoy learning how to paint Seabonnet Bonnie and adding dimensional pieces, like wooden starfish and pieces of shells.

Eiffel Tower

by Janice Timmins

Paris is often referred to as the ‘City of Love’ and you will absolutely love painting Janice’s Parisian landscape, complete with the Eiffel Tower and sparkling and glittery lights.

... And the Survey Says!

Informative Articles

by Erika Joanne


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We are looking for a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Our goal is to provide creative inspiration and ideas to all artists, both beginner and seasoned. If you have something special you'd like to share, we would love to hear from YOU! Check out the Artist Submissions to find out how you can be a Contributing Artist.

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Written Lessons

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Featured Video Artist!

Chickadee in Texture

Written Lessons

by Maureen Baker

Backgrounds can really take your paintings to a new level, and in this video lesson, Maureen shows you how to create a wonderful background with crackle paint, texture sand and a “leafing” effect using Metallic Lustre. The background is the perfect backdrop for this beautifully painted chickadee.

Peaceful Haven

Written Lessons

by Lori Puszakowski-Schmidt

A church nestled in the colorful foliage and hanging wisteria becomes a perfect “peaceful haven”. In this video lesson, Lori shares her loose style of painting as she layers strokes and color to achieve amazing results.

Welcome Fall

Written Lessons

by Marianne Andreazza

Greet your guests this fall with Marianne’s wonderful “Welcome Fall” banner, complete with a whimsical scarecrow, fall colored leaves, pumpkins and a black crow!   

Mystery Artist Adventure

Informative Articles

by Erika Joanne

Join Erika Joanne on a “Mystery Artist Adventure” as she delves into the life of a notable and historic artist from the past! Interesting facts and stories are presented for you to sort through and take a guess at who the artist might be. This is a fun way to learn and discover art in a new way. Check it out and take a guess! A free pattern and brush will be awarded to the winner!

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 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.


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