Sharlena Wood
Craftsy Instructor

Toronto, Canada

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Sharlena Wood's work is inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. Her art has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, and is commissioned and privately collected around the world. Sharlena is an art teacher for Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada, and an art materials expert for Tri-Art Acrylics. She's lectured internationally at educational conferences and trade shows, and is thrilled to be able to share her passion ... Read Full Bio »

Sharlena's Craftsy Classes


Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media

Paint vivid, lifelike animals as award-winning artist Sharlena Wood guides you through a variety of accessible acrylic, charcoal and pastel techniques. Discover how to render accurate proportions, build dimensional form and convey drama as you create your own unique wildlife images. Learn to depict distinctive fur and feather textures using wet and dry media, and enhance your work with luminous highlights. Integrate textural medium with delicate acrylic washes for captivating contrast, and bring expressive energy to your creations with Sharlena’s tips for painting realistic animal eyes and features. Bring the power and excitement of wildlife to your easel with essential mixed media skills!

$29.99 $39.99

What's New

SPIRIT QUEST is hot off the press! A book I co-authored (illustrated)! "Poems by Bob MacKenzie and paintings and charcoal drawings by Sharlena Wood explore the spiritual experience of being among Canada's Rocky Mountains and other western mountain ranges". AVAILABLE ON AMAZON -

Sharlena's Projects

Acrylic Mixed Media Rabbit
Commission - German Shepard Wolf mix
Simple & Bright
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