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Non-traditional Art Tutorials: Mixed-Media, Found Objects, Etc.

Here in the US, the last three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) snuggle up on the calendar. I know I speak for many. . . read more

I just finished teaching my ninth annual Holiday Art Cards workshop and I’m always a little surprised that students (who also. . . read more

As some of you already know, I work in both oils and colored pencils. My preferred method with oils is a personal adaptation of the Flemish technique, a seven-step process starting with a detailed drawing and going through color glazes and a detailed finishing layer.

It’s a classical method that is slow and careful, producing paintings with a rich, glowing color, life-like detail,. . . read more

The seasons are changing—which makes it a magnificent time to take a walk and see what your neighbor’s trees are up to. Their. . . read more

About 10 years ago, fiber artist and painter Teresa Shippy found a great use for her ever-expanding collection of vintage tin. . . read more

Being a saver (like most starving artists) I've been collecting seashells, antique jewelry, artificial flowers, glitter, sequins, etc, for many years. There are many beautiful crafts that can be created from items like these, and they always make unique gifts for family and friends.

Spreading everything out on a large table one day, I came up with an idea:

I would paint the. . . read more

Today I’m going to show you how can make your own pochade box out of a cigar box just like the old impressionist masters. Best. . . read more

If you need a fun art project you can do with your family on a cold winter day, keep on reading - I’m going to show you how to. . . read more

In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a special "Angels & Snowflakes" gourd ornament for the holidays. You can apply many of these techniques and instructions for any kind of gourd decorating you're interested in.

Assuming that you've already . . . read more

In my previous article I shared several important tips for safely carving gourds. With those tips in mind, let’s get started on. . . read more

Using rocks and sea glass in jewelry is very popular with jewelry-makers these days as an inexpensive, easy way to add interest. . . read more




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