Featured Artist!

Telemark Welcome

Written Lessons

by Jo Sonja® Jansen MDA,VGM

A tomte welcome from Jo Sonja! Experience the beauty and flow of Telemark Rosemaling by painting this colorful piece perfect for the home.

Flower Power

Written Lessons

by Marlene Kruetz CDA

Marlene created this piece using ink, colored pencil, decou-page and heavy paper. You’ll learn the basics for incorporating all of these for dramatic results! The splash of color compliments the gorgeous black and white design perfectly.

Create Art Notebook

Written Lessons

by Marianne Andreazza

If you haven’t tried the DecoArt Media line yet, this project is the place to start! With this project you’ll learn the benefits of using Gesso to make color on a dark background pop. You’ll also learn how to add special effects using Media Misters, Metallic Lustres and stencils with Interference Medium.

Horse-Sea Friends

Written Lessons

by Jane Allen

Jane brings us closer to the sea with this delightful and fun mermaid project! It is a sure fit for those who love the water and dream of swimming with sea friends. Grab your paints and dive in!

Macro Sunflower

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

Get up close and personal painting this beautiful sunflower with Wilson Bickford. He demonstrates the techniques and colors needed to make the petals and middle of the flower practically jump off the canvas. Let's get started!

Start with Your Heart!

Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

To find your passion and your path in your art journey starts with the first step of listening to your heart. Carol shares valuable guidance to direct you to tap into what makes your soul sing. Included is a beautiful coloring page to emphasize the role of the heart.


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

Join Wyland in his Art Studio as he shows you how to paint these delightful sea turtles while they swim weightless in the ocean! Capture the under water depth, the radiant sun on the water and the detail of the turtles with his easy step-by-step method! Yes, you can do it!

Catching A Big One

Written Lessons

by Anita Morin

Inspired by dreams of fishing, Anita Morin shares easy step-by-step instruction on how to create these great ornaments! You'll learn how to use a candle and flame to add swirls of marbleized smoke to the background along with the details and finishing touches to complete these ornaments!

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Written Lessons

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Featured Video Artist!

Live, Laugh, Love

Written Lessons

by Tracy Weinzapfel

Join Tracy as she shares this bright and fun project with us. Using DecoArt Media paints you'll learn how to mix color and work with fun stamps to get the look that you desire. Every project will be different. Just relax and go with it!

Birch Tree Landscape

Written Lessons

by Sandy McTier

Do you ever find yourself suffering from being in a creative rut? Well, Sandy shows us how she was able to overcome those not-so-creative-days by starting a colorful art journal. Learn how to explore and release your creative energy by watching this inspiring video lesson.

Out of the Mist

Written Lessons

by Cindy Makowski

Take a mystical ride into painting as you create Cindy’s fairytale unicorn design. She teaches you the soft blending of the background and brush sketching of the unicorn on canvas. Need a quick gift? Complete this gem in a day!

Artist in the Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Wyland Art Studio

Wyland grew up knowing he wanted to be an artist and as a child had an art teacher who took the time to encourage him not only be an artist, but a “great” artist. True to his call in art and conservation, Wyland has worked hard to make a difference and touch the world. Learn about his amazing journey when he coupled his passion of art with the living sea.

Telemark Rosemaling

Informative Articles

by Mary Ellerman CDA

We are now in the fourth part of our informative series with Mary Ellerman as she introduces us to Telemark Rosemaling. Telemark comes from the southeastern part of Norway where the designs are asymmetrical and include toned colors and delicate linework.

Bee Welcome

Written Lessons

by Judy Coates

Judy brings cuteness to your painting table with this buzzing-ly fun project on stone! Create this adorable bee for your garden or friends; the summer months are a perfect time to paint up this quickie!

Peaceful Waters

Written Lessons

by Alise Duerr

Capture the beauty of the mountains, trees and water together in this charming colored pencil piece. Enjoy each creative step as Alise teaches you how to layer your colors and develop this lovely summer scene.   

Pastel Morning Wave

by Kevin Hill

Create this stunning ocean scene with Kevin as he uses his wet-on-wet method. Learn to create glistening rolling waves and a cloud filled sky as you follow along. You’ll experience just how quick, easy and fun painting can be!

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 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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