The Trick To Painting Trees

Unfortunately, there’s not just one trick for painting convincing trees. There are lots of things to keep in mind when you’re creating a tree, whether you’re using oil, acrylics, watercolor or any other medium. Let’s take a look at some …
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Learning Colors With Pantone

Kids love art and color, and it’s never too early to introduce your child to games that help them develop an understanding of colors, shades and tones. There are loads of ways to start explaining colors and their names, and …
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Fun With Fan Brushes

I’ve recently started playing with a new brush. Artists tend to get pretty persnickety about the brushes they use and are always on the lookout for new offerings. Even though I’ve been painting for a long time, I’ve always stayed …
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Scratch Art For Kids

Spring showers are all too common in some areas, and although kids are ready for outdoor activities, sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. If you’re looking for a fun, new way to keep your little ones busy on a rainy …
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Painted Jewelry Box Kit

A great keepsake gift your child can create for that special grandmother, aunt or cousin is a painted and decorated jewelry box. These boxes are available in loads of styles and designs, and they’re perfect for creating jewelry, keepsake and …
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My New Love Affair With Color

I’ve recently treated myself to some new watercolors. Since my painting explorations have spanned a number of decades and may swing from one medium to the next over the course of years, I own many paints that are older than …
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10 Minute Watercolor Painting

If you’re busy with family, job, social obligations and all the other stuff life seems to throw at you,there’s probably little time to devote to painting. There always seems to be a valid and rational reason why you just don’t …
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Snow Day Fun Activities

Winter is hitting with a fury in some places, and there are bound to be some snow days around the corner for many kids and parents. After an energetic flurry of snowman and fort building, a marathon round of cartoons …
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Make Time For Journaling

It’s 2017, and it’s time to gear up for that improved, focused and inspired year of the new, artistic you. Maybe you’ve been sidetracked by work, family or other challenges that have kept you from pursuing your art. Perhaps you’ve …
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DIY Christmas Ornament Kits

As Christmas grows near, your kids are probably gearing up for the impending visit by the jolly elf with excess adrenaline surges that are surely keeping your blood pressure elevated. Planning quiet time crafts that everyone will enjoy is a …
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Painting Winter Landscapes

With Thanksgiving now a memory, the leftover turkey sandwiches eaten and a weekend of football games to recall, it’s time to accept the indisputable reality that winter will soon be upon us. For many of us, this is a great …
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