Featured Artist!

Taking Flight

Written Lessons

by Diane Trierweiler

To create the look of splashing water and movement in take-off, Diane teaches you how to combine texture with rich beautiful color. Paint this large dynamic piece as a gorgeous focal point in your office or living space.


Written Lessons

by Debbie Cotton

Using DecoArt’s Texture Crackle Paste and lots of color, paint along with Debbie in creating this amazing fish and oceanic background. This loose style of building color as you go, is a fantastic and fun way to paint.

Beautiful Things

Written Lessons

by Gisele Pope

You'll love painting this super cute apron with Gisele! With her easy to follow instructions and multiple photos, you’ll learn some of her handy tricks for stenciling and adding fun little details.

Artist in the Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Susan Scheewe

With a lifetime of designing and teaching, Sue brings an abundance of knowledge to her painting audience. She inspires all of us to follow our artistic dreams and share our joy of painting with others. We learn how early in her life, a family member helped influence and shape her into the artist she is today.

Floral Garden Chalkboard

Written Lessons

by Carol Craig

Carol guides you through each step in painting up this beautiful and bright array of Spring flowers. Not only is this sweet floral design perfect for all levels of painting, it’s also great for the beginning student who wants to try their hand at painting flowers for the first time.

Sea Otter

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

Join Wyland in his Art Studio in beautiful Laguna Beach as he shares with us step-by-step instructions in painting this wonderful Sea Otter in its natural environment. Using his signature technique of blocking, painting and final details, Wyland makes it so easy and fun! Not only will you be happy with the results, but, your family and friends will too!  

Clear Intention

Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Carol gives words of encouragement to set goals in your business and make your intention clear and focused.  A lovely coloring page is also included for you to print out, decorate and hang as a reminder.

Seaside Solitude

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

As the sun slowly sets hear the ocean waves crash against the partially submerged rocks, creating a spectacular sunset against the cold blue water. Wilson's step-by-step instructions will help your painting experience come alive!

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This Month's Contributing Artists
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Conventions and Trade Shows 2017
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Featured Video Lesson!

Dance Shoes

Written Lessons

by Valerie Stewart

With an eye for detail and an expert in painting portraits, Valerie shows you how to bring this painting to life. In this video you’ll learn the process of creating life-like skin tones as each layer of color is applied. It’s magical to watch!

Priscilla Hauser’s Paint and Party Grapes

Written Lessons

by Priscilla Hauser

Join the Party!  Priscilla's painting party... as she shows these special students how to create this fun and easy grape project. You'll have a good time painting right along with them! Then go teach your own special group of friends, grandkids, girl scouts, church group etc. All you have to do is get started!

Reversible Butterfly Clock

Written Lessons

by Maureen Baker

Paint this delightful and colorful butterfly clock with Maureen Baker. You’ll love the simple steps she uses to cover the background on this reversible clock using stencils, stamps and texture. The painted butterflies give an added carefree touch to this project.

Calla Lilies

Written Lessons

by Vilma Fabretti CDA

Through video, Vilma teaches these beautiful Calla Lilies in her native tongue, Spanish. Whether you understand Spanish or not, you can follow along using the instructions provided. These small exotic Calla Lilies are typically grown in a pot and used to decorate homes and shops. Why not try your hand at creating your own for display?

Folkshire Mouse

Written Lessons

by Erika Joanne

This sweet little village mouse has stopped to take a rest on a spool of thread and enjoy the lovely flowers...  Join Erika as she gives you the know-how to create this cute design! You’ll learn about the background washes, penciled details and more in this Innovative Pencil™ design.

Hallingdal Rosemaling

Informative Articles

by Mary Ellerman CDA

In the third part of our Rosemaling series with Mary, she introduces us to Hallingdal. You'll learn about this gorgeous style and some of the key people who have continued its legacy. The Hallingdal ornamentation reflects the strong people of Hallingdal with bold and heavy strokes.

Frosty Morning

by Kevin Hill

Paint along with Kevin Hill to create this beautiful snowy scene using the wet on wet oil painting technique. From coating the canvas to painting and creating your masterpiece, you're sure to enjoy! Pull up a chair, get out your supplies, grab a hot beverage and let's get started!

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Written Lessons

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