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Bring beautiful paintings to life with the Craftsy Painting Blog’s inspirational roundups and in-depth tutorials. Gain confidence working with oils, acrylics, watercolors and more!


Inspiring Artwork: Announcing the #ShowUsYourHands Contest Winner!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Discover the winner of the 2014 #ShowUsYourHands Contest, a drawing hands contest from Craftsy, and view some of our favorite, inspiring entries!

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Let Your Garden Be Your Muse: Painting Flowers in Mixed Media Techniques

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

If you're looking for inspiration for your next mixed media masterpiece, look no further than your garden. Flowers are a naturally fantastic artistic muse. Here's how to render them in bold, bright colors using pen and ink + watercolor!

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Win 2 Illustrated Books & Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting | Comments

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win Craftsy instructor Matt Rota's featured work in books and online class Craftsy class, Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor, a $70 value! Click to enter here by August 27, 2014!

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Landscape Painting 101: How to Paint Trees in Acrylics

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Trees are one of the most common elements in a landscape painting making them a fundamental part of your skill-set. Learn how to paint trees in acrylics with this easy-to-follow six-step tutorial and improve your painting today!

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Discover How to Make Doughnuts With Our FREE Recipe eGuide!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

From raised and glazed to baked and cakey, who doesn't love a fresh doughnut? Learn how to make your own delightful dough right in your own kitchen with our fabulously FREE baking eGuide: "Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home."

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Art on a Budget: Essential Supplies for Mixed Media Art

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Mixing media can be a very fun and experimental approach to painting, and discovering how different supplies and types of paint react to each other can create some wonderful effects. It is also a great way to create artwork if you have a limited amount of supplies. Read on to discover my essential supply list for creating original mixed media pieces!

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