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How to Paint Fall Mums

How to Paint Chrysanthemums with Acrylic Paints – Step by Step

Flowers are one of my favorite things to paint. They are easy to find, so they are always available as reference, and once you learn some basic painting techniques, you can paint many different types of flowers pretty easily. Since autumn is just around the corner, I decided to paint some chrysanthemums with acrylic paints and I’d love to walk you through the process! Continue reading for step by step instructions. Here’s what you will […]

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Selling on Etsy: How to Create a Successful Online Shop

One of the most rewarding things I have done as an artist was to start selling on Etsy back in 2012. I thought it would be a good way to sell some of my original paintings, so I listed three paintings, added my name to my shop, and waited for them to sell. Then I waited some more… and some more… and some more… Well, I was ready to give up after three years of letting […]

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Zodiac Wall Art Online Class

My latest class on skillshare.com teaches you how to paint a galaxy and stars on a wooden panel and add your favorite zodiac constellation with decorative nail heads. This trendy celestial wall hanging makes a great DIY birthday gift idea or looks great added to a gallery wall display. If you want to learn how to prepare a wood panel for acrylic paints, blend acrylic paints, paint stars, or prepare a piece of art to […]

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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 have […]

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kick off the weekend with some relaxation, creativity, and fun with the Creative Happy Hour.

Please join me for a CREATIVE HAPPY HOUR – A live painting and crafting event

There is something so simultaneously relaxing and exciting about that magical hour that marks the end of a work week and the beginning of a weekend. At the end of the week, when the clock strikes 5:00, I have made a promise to myself to take an hour to unwind, shut off any stress from the previous work week and carve out a little “me time” to create something just for fun. When I started […]

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