Painting Like a Master

Taking a photo and creating a Van Gogh style painting I have always loved working puzzles…like the really big ones…for days. That was in the BC days…the before children days. I could sure see better then too. I would lay all the pieces out and study the lid and start creating the picture…one little pieceContinue reading “Painting Like a Master”

We Love Drama! Why Black and White?

Do you feel like your paintings just fall flat? Our mind tells us the trees are green, the sky is blue, the clouds are white. So that is how we paint. Often leaving out value, dimension, light and shadows. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau ThinkContinue reading “We Love Drama! Why Black and White?”

To Blend or Not to Blend

Sunsets and Sunrises | Lesson in Acrylic Paint Mixing Should you mix your colors flawlessly…gradually…perfectly? Or is it to better to let them be more chunky…layered…placing pieces of color upon pieces of color? Both are beautiful…both are right. I want to encourage you that the way you decide to blend your colors or not blendContinue reading “To Blend or Not to Blend”

painting for fall | stack of pumpkins

Do you want to paint a stack of pumpkins? I will teach you this step by step. The color mixing for this is incredible fun! I will show you how you can take black, white, blue, yellow and red to make every color you can imagine! So grab some paints…a 12×24 canvas…a quiet place…your favoriteContinue reading “painting for fall | stack of pumpkins”

Let’s Paint Tacos! | Simple Drawing + Watercolor for Kids

In this video I teach kids of all ages how to draw and watercolor a taco with all the fixings! This painting tutorial features easy-to-follow step-by-step instruction as we draw with a sharpie. We then add a colorful table and wallpaper. Finally we watercolor our drawing and I will show you some fun ways toContinue reading “Let’s Paint Tacos! | Simple Drawing + Watercolor for Kids”

My Favorite Art Supply Store

Since we have been spending so much time together playing with watercolor…I thought I would give you my connection for my favorite art store…plenty of watercolors to pick from! Get your supplies HERE For the Facebook Live daily tutorials I have been doing I use Crayola Educational Watercolor Pan Sets. ***Yes! I am an affiliateContinue reading “My Favorite Art Supply Store”

Best Christmas Gifts for your Artsy People

Nothing better than getting your favorite art supplies…or maybe that one thing you always thought would be fun to play around with. Here’s my favorite go to site for all my creative ideas! BLICK Holiday Gift Ideas Hope you have the most creative Christmas ever! Be sure and share what you are creating in theContinue reading “Best Christmas Gifts for your Artsy People”

Where Do I Get My Supplies?

After YEARS of being asked this…after MUCH procrastination…after THINKING, “it’s just TOO hard!!”… 🎨🖌I FINALLY put together a QUICK list of my favorite painting supplies that I use in my classes! 🤗 ***discloser…I do receive a small compensation on sales through Dick Blick Art Supplies…BUT there is NO extra cost to you! 🛍So let’s goContinue reading “Where Do I Get My Supplies?”