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Painting Roses with Acrylic Paints

Painting roses is easy and fun in this acrylic painting class on skillshare.com. This course is for anyone interested in learning: 1)      how to paint easy, loose, and fun decorative roses and leaves step by step.  2)     a simple method for creating dimension and interest in your paintings. 3)     some basic brushstrokes and the brushes you need to make them. 4)     easy to understand rules on how to compose […]

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How to Paint Sunflowers Using Acrylic Paints

  I’m so excited to announce that I have started teaching on skillshare.com! 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 skillshare.com 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 […]

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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

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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Farmhouse-Christmas-Decor Ideas 2017

FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS Decor Ideas 2017

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why; Christmas is coming…and SOON! Get your home ready for the holidays with these fresh farmhouse Christmas ideas. MAKE IT SPARKLE: Add some vintage mercury glass ornaments, vases, frames, and votives for a touch of antique sparkle on your tree, fireplace mantle, or tablescape. ADD SOME TEXTURE: Introduce some natural textures. Nothing says “farmhouse” like barn wood! A reclaimed barn […]

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