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Featured Artist!

Watercolor Seahorse for Beginners

Written Lessons

by Sheila Bergner-Landry

Seahorses have often been referred to as a good luck charm of the sea, and we feel super lucky to bring Sheila’s seahorse lesson to you! Learn how to paint this beautiful creature using watercolors and Sheila's very detailed instructions!

Springtime Roses

by Nic Hankins

Vibrant, colorful and bold, yet soft are just some of the words that describe this incredible painting by Nic. You’ll love the ease at which he shows you how to paint the background, leaves and roses using a wet-on-wet technique.

Portraits “Little Girl Wonder”

by Lorinda Hull

She has such an adorable and inquisitive look on her face, doesn’t she? From the glimmer in her eye to the fine strands of her hair, you will so enjoy creating this colored pencil piece of art.

Bouquet of Tulips

by Lonna Lamb

Brighten up any room with this colorful vase of tulips! Lonna shares step by step how to create her design on this uniquely shaped surface. The bold border sets off the decorative vase and soft pastel tulips perfectly.

Easy Shade and Glaze Dahlia

Written Lessons

by MarJean Krupp

Values are so important in painting! In this lesson, MarJean shows how she lays in the dahlia petals with various values of gray and then brings the flower to life by adding glazes of color using wOils.

Spring Blossoms

Written Lessons

from the set of Susan's Public Television show "Scheewe Art Workshop"

Using a beautiful array of her own Susan Scheewe Watercolors, Susan shares with us how to create this fresh bouquet of spring blossoms. She shows special effects using light and dark pigments and gives a variety of surface ideas to explore. Its fun and easy!

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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.

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Written Lessons

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Featured Video Lesson!

May Your Brush Be Full Of Roses

by Priscilla Hauser and Ken Brown 

One is the Queen of Decorative Painting, and the other, the King Calligraphy. We're honored to bring you this collaborative lesson with Priscilla and Ken. She shows you how to paint her timeless roses on greeting cards, while adding some extra designs and flare. Ken shares the art of Calligraphy and how to create letters and words that add the perfect sentiment to these hand painted cards.

Up Close & Personal with Erika Joanne

Informative Articles

by Dawn Knowles

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the addition of Erika Joanne to our Editorial staff! Erika comes to us with an amazing creative background as a designer, teacher, artist, business owner and author. Erika has four children and a wonderful, supportive husband. In this Up Close and Personal Interview, you'll learn who's been her biggest influence, the most exciting place she's visited and how she likes to relax after a long day of painting! We are so thankful to have Erika on board with us. Please join us in welcoming her to the Interactive Artist Magazine team!

In Bloom

Written Lessons

by Tracy Weinzapfel

Tracy’s energetic way of painting will inspire you to jump right in with lots of color and create this bold background. She also teaches you how to use rubber stamps, deli paper and Matte Medium to create a beautiful design with flowers and leaves.

Flutter By

by Jeanne Paglio

Learn how to paint whimsical flowers and fluttering butterflies in this wonderful written lesson by Jeanne. She also shares how to embellish, really bringing this design alive with some fun tangles using a pen.

Sun Riser

by Sue Gait

You can almost hear his prideful cock-a-doodle-do, can’t you? Sue shows how to create a decorative background with stencils and paint, and then how to paint this fabulous rooster.

Silent Night

from the set of Wilson Bickford's Television show "PAINTING WITH WILSON BICKFORD"

Join Wilson as he shows us how to paint this memorable nighttime snowy landscape, using beautiful brush strokes and giving helpful tips. You won't want to miss this special episode from Season 2.

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