When it comes to painting I have my tried and true stash I use every time I paint. These tools are essential to my success and I know you will find them helpful too. Painting Supplies the Basics FYI: I have a downloadable check list you can print in my Resource Library. More on that below. Have you already seen the Basic Brush Strokes post? If not just click here. Lets get started with the Paints. In Decorative Painting I got my start with Plaid FolkArt bottled acrylics and ... Read More about Painting Supplies – The Basics
How I first got started painting and why I started this site. I first got started painting 20 years ago. I wanted to learn Decorative Painting rather than fine art. I can highly recommend starting in the Decorative Painting field for a few reasons: It is less intimidating than other forms of painting. (at least it was for me)You can get started painting on a relatively low budgetWhat you learn will go far when you decide to go into other forms of painting. (this I am finding out in my ... Read More about How I First Got Started Painting
I can't believe it is finally done. There was a lot of hiccups along the way. A husband nearly cutting off his left fingers, a new program to learn and some video snafu's but I made it through and you are going to be painting butterflies before you know it! click here to go directly to the course How to Paint Lavender and Monarchs on Glass This workshop is a detailed step by step video intensive lesson on painting these lovely Monarch butterflies and lavender. It ... Read More about Paint Lavender and Monarchs on Glass Workshop is Ready!
Learning Impressonism The term 'Impressionist' was first used as an insult in response to an exhibition of new paintings in Paris in 1874. A diverse group of painters, rejected by the art establishment, defiantly set up their own exhibition. They included Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Degas. Today, the Impressionist paintings are some of the best-known and best-loved in the collection. It takes a leap of the imagination for us to realize how radical the movement was considered in its ... Read More about Learning Impressionism
How to Paint Pansies on Glass. Glass painting is so easy and fun. Paint a pansy or two and turn recycled jars into works of art. How to paint pansies on glass is an easy painting lesson that will get you excited about painting on glass. You will be painting all sorts of glasses, mugs and vases for gifts or your own decor. A video is included lower down in this post. Have you tried painting a pansy on glass yet? It is one of the easier flowers for me. There are a few flowers that ... Read More about How to Paint Pansies on Glass