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Step by Step Flower Painting – Learn to Paint Fall Chrysanthemum Flowers

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 flower painting instructions. Here’s what […]

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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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Learn How to Paint a Christmas Wreath and make your own Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Make Christmas extra special this year when you create and give your own handmade gifts!  Paint and share these fun Christmas ornaments with this simple and quick step by step tutorial.  Well, like it or not, it’s time to start planning and decorating for Christmas! I’ve made my gift list using this free printable Christmas gift planner and I’m feeling super festive and organized. 🙂 Of course, my list wouldn’t be complete without adding some handmade […]

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Get Creative this Fall with these UNIQUE PUMPKIN PAINTING IDEAS

I love decorating for fall!   I want to adorn every corner of my house with fall leaves, painted pumpkins, owls, witches, and black cats. Now that I have my Halloween mantel ready to go (you can see examples here.) It’s time to get out my mums and do some pumpkin painting!  One of my favorite things to do each October is to come up with cool and interesting new ways to decorate and paint […]

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