Featured Artist!

Woods Point

Written Lessons

by Janice Timmins

Painting this charming rustic scene can be a nice way to break out and try a different painting style. The old petrol station, truck, signs and landscape can make for a great afternoon in painting. Why not grab your brushes and give it a try?

OM Ornament

Written Lessons

by Diane Bunker

Diane brings us her beautifully created ornament and explains how using Ginwashi paper can add texture and prepare the ornament for painting. She also gives detailed direction in adding all the special elements. The OM symbol on back represents and reminds us of earth, atmosphere, and heaven.

Fall Still-Life

Written Lessons

by Ursula Wollenberg

Create new life within your painting by following the steps outlined in Ursula’s lesson. She encourages you to work over texture and find leaves from outside to sketch and include in your painting. Such a fun and carefree Fall project! Enjoy!

Art Dictionary Page

Written Lessons

by Bev Davis

Cleverly thinking out of the box, Bev uses a dictionary page for her surface. With her awesome loose watercolor style, she shows you how easy it is to create this montage of painting supplies. Get started on your Christmas list early with this perfect gift for your artistic friends!

Frankenstein & Bride

Written Lessons

by Jillybean Fitzhenry

Paint along with Jillybean as she creates this Halloween pair painted on glass! It's fun and easy to do especially with your Dynasty Brushes and DecoArt Gloss Enamels! Decorate your table for the holiday and have your friends over, they'll be so impressed!

In The Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Judy Westegaard-Jenkins CDA

Sit a spell and enjoy an up close interview with Judy Westegaard-Jenkins CDA! Learn about how she got started, what inspires her, the various creative jobs that have come her way, and her fascinating journey in life and art!

Nautical Santa

Written Lessons

by Lisbeth Stull

Enjoy this wonderful lesson from Lisbeth as she instructs us how to paint a cute Santa on an oyster shell. Use your own shell or buy one from Lisbeth. She carefully prepares and cleans each shell for painting. Her design can be applied to any surface and would make a great Christmas gift!

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Written Lessons

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Featured Video Artist!

Acorn Odyssey

Written Lessons

by Lynne Andrews

Watch Lynne Andrews demonstrate how to paint her wintry “Acorn Odyssey” ornament using her Loew-Cornell brush set. She gives excellent instruction with all the details including her special technique of applying layered washes to build up the painting. It’s fun and easy to follow along.


Written Lessons

by Sonja Richardson

Sonja charms us with her fun and carefree painting style! Get your paints ready and follow along as she guides you in creating this colorful goblin-like spider using a plastic pumpkin, wire, and added details.

Artist Stories - Art and my MRI Distraction

Informative Articles

by Lori Larkey

In our brand new series “Artist Stories” Lori starts us off by telling an art story of her own. She shares how her art served as a needed distraction during a difficult time. The birth of a new and beautiful design came about giving the experience hope and healing.


Written Lessons

by Franca Marzi

Bring a little spookiness to your holiday décor with these frightfully cute friends! Franca teaches you how to paint in her adorable Halloween style from her transparent ghosts and whimsical spiders to her happy pumpkin and cat friend. This lesson is in both English and Italian!

Painting ATC’s with Chalk Pastels

Written Lessons

by Angela Kennedy

Learn to make a quick and easy Artist Trading Card with Angela! She shares her lovely mixed media art with us showing how to add the sweet details that makes her work so special. Pull out your supplies and join in on the fun!

Christ Kindle

Written Lessons

by Jo Sonja® Jansen MDA,VGM

Jo Sonja introduces a charming Christmas custom found in some of the Alpine areas. A simple wooden box or item is decorated with flowers and the Christ child. If painted on a box, one could fill it with a small nativity, ornaments, or gifts as a special treasure for Christmas.

Autumn Road

by Kevin Hill

Fall has arrived and Kevin is ready to help you create this gorgeous painting! Discover his technique in painting an array of crisp autumn colors! Let's get started!

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This Month's Contributing Artists
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Conventions and Trade Shows 2017
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