Featured Artist!

Give Thanks

Written Lessons

by Franca Marzi

Living in Tuscany, Franca is inspired by the beautiful quiet changes that come when the season changes to fall. The cypress tree on the hill, sunflowers, and sheep are all part of her heart -which translates into a charming design! This lesson is in both English and Italian!

The Lion and the Unicorn - Os Rosemaling

Written Lessons

by Jo Sonja® Jansen MDA,VGM

In the tradition of Os Rosemaling, Jo Sonja incorporates transparent bright flowers and architectural motifs into this gorgeous design. True to her folk art heart, she also adds a darling lion and unicorn. This piece is sure to be treasured for years to come!

Ducks Family Home

Written Lessons

by Janice Timmins

Painting this quaint scene of ducks by Janice provides good practice in creating the background, middleground and foreground. The bridge located in Tasmania, Australia is the oldest sandstone span bridge in Australia. It continues to be used today.

Happy Apple Hearts

Written Lessons

by Elaina Appleby

Elaina brings the charm of happy hearts, honey bees and apples together in this sweet little project! You’ll love all the creative tools and fun techniques she shares! Learn how-to use a stencil, crackle paste, stamps and paint in your creation.

Just a Nibble

Written Lessons

by Donna Roskamp

Pull out your colored pencils to create this cute little furry friend with Donna! From start to finish you'll learn how to master the movement of the pencil as Donna clearly explains each step. If you haven’t already, we think you'll fall in love with colored pencils working alongside her.

The Wonder of Christmas

Written Lessons

by Lydia Steeves

Christmas in August! Start making your holiday gifts now with this delightful project by Lydia. She gives us tips and tricks for working on any surface, painting fur, drybrushing and more! Create your own holiday collection that your family and friends are sure to treasure!

Rugged Mountains

by Kevin Hill

Don’t miss the chance to paint this gorgeous mountainous scene with artist Kevin Hill. Starting with an expansive sky and layered clouds, you’ll work down to creating the mountains, water and trees. His wet on wet technique creates rich variations in value, developing the painting right before your eyes!

Gear Up For Greatness!

Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Carol teaches us how organizing, clearing out the old and embracing change is an important step in gearing up for greatness. Uncluttering ourselves from distractions from the past, prepares us for our new creative life ahead. Included is a wonderful “Gear Up for Greatness” coloring page.

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

Seas The Day

Written Lessons

by Tracy Moreau

Join Tracy as she shows us some of her cool tips and tricks in creating clean and straight brush lettering. She also demonstrates the new Vintage Effect Wash by DecoArt! Grab your supplies because you’re going to love painting along with Tracy!

Nautical Lights Lantern

Written Lessons

by Patti DeRenzo CDA

Add a special nautical touch to your home with this darling lighthouse lantern. Patti gives great instruction on painting over metal and glass, etching glass and adding textured details.

Sing Your Song

Written Lessons

by Marianne Andreazza

Marianne fills this lesson with many step photos aiding in the success of your painted project. Fly on over to learn how-to paint Marianne’s colorful bird and flowers over a layered paper background.

In The Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Rosemary Reynolds

Rosemary Reynolds is a familiar and friendly face recognized by many artists who work in the painting industry. She holds a unique position working for DecoArt as their Helping Artist Coordinator. Learn more about her personal life and interests along with a few surprises you might not have expected. Truly, she is a lovely lady who exemplifies courage, strength and faith!


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

Watch Wyland, a renowned marine life artist on his public television show to learn everything you wanted to know about painting the great white shark. He includes how to paint the shark in its natural habitat using special step by step techniques. Grab your brushes and canvas and let’s create this spectacular predator of the ocean! 

Soaring Eagle

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

Join Wilson in this 2 part series that will inspire you to paint your own treasure to hang proudly on your wall! Wilson shows us how to soar to new heights in painting by creating this majestic American symbol. Let's get started!

Os Rosemaling

Informative Articles

by Mary Ellerman

In this issue, Mary Ellerman takes us on an interesting journey into the art of Os Rosemaling. We learn how Os has been carried on by an unbroken line of painters who passed down the old techniques. This vibrant and colorful form of Rosemaling eventually came to America by the way of a Norwegian immigrant who was instrumental in sparking new interest in Rosemaling.

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