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How to Paint Sunflowers Using Acrylic Paints

I’m so excited to announce that I have started teaching on! Skillshare is a membership site that is loaded with amazing classes and tutorial videos for just about any creative subject you can imagine. Here is a link to get two FREE MONTHS on to watch my class and any other classes you want for 60 days when you join!  There’s no obligation and you can cancel at any time. So, what have […]

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understanding values in painting


If you have ever tried to draw or paint something and make it look like it is “real”, you’ve no doubt attempted to use  “values” (whether you realized it or not). The term “value”, when used in art, is used to describe the difference in lightness or darkness of a color. Artists use light and dark values to create dimension or a focal point within a painting or drawing. Understanding and controlling the values in […]

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Christmas Deer Wall Art

Just released! Christmas Deer Wall Art

I’m always on the lookout for a little bit of Christmas “magic”. I make an effort to notice and remember the special moments that define the holiday and separate each year from the next. I experienced my first bit of holiday magic this year when a young buck wandered across my backyard while I was making coffee one morning. The sun was just rising and the first snowfall of the season had left a soft […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list!

I can’t believe it, but it’s actually time to start putting my holiday gift list together! If you are like me, you LOVE to find and give unique, creative, and thoughtful gifts that come from the heart. I’ve already started searching for gift ideas for everyone on my list and I want to share some of my favorite finds with you here. Whether you are searching for a gift for Mom, Dad, son, daughter, teacher, […]

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Owl fine art print

Welcome fall with my latest print “WISDOM” Rustic Barn Owl and Flowers Art Print

Hi friends, I’m so excited to announce the release of my new print entitled “Wisdom”. This rustic and elegant painting of a barn owl features lovely fall flowers and inviting warm colors. This art owl print makes a great addition to your home decor or a unique gift for your favorite owl lover! Owls are known to represent wisdom, learning, seeing, protection, and transition; making them the perfect symbol for fall. Autumn is such a […]

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