Student Paintings

Explore beautiful paintings by fellow artists to get inspiration for your next work. Plus, paint away and then upload your projects for encouragement from others!


by JenniferLFA


by Julie_Dowling


by caroline_4725904

Painting References

Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor

Download Craftsy's Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor, which covers everything you need to know to start painting with watercolors today, from building a color palette to manipulating color transparency and more.

Painting Classes

Create impressive paintings with step-by-step guidance from experts in online classes. Find out how fun & easy improving your painting can be, when you can access instruction anytime, anywhere, forever.

Acrylic Landscape by Susan Stillman
Acrylic Landscape by Susan Stillman
My fantasy place by

Acrylic Landscapes Close to Home

Susan Stillman


Find inspiration in the world around you—paint dazzling landscapes from photos of your neighborhood with the help of acrylic artist Susan Stillman.

Layering Colors by Mary P. Murphy
Fresh Peonies by Mary P. Murphy
Floral miniature -- "Micro-Cosmos" by Mary P. Murphy

Watercolor Flower Bouquet

Mary Murphy


Paint a vibrant floral still life with essential skills that will transfer to every watercolor work you create!

Painting an Allegory: Concept to Canvas

Martin Wittfooth



Compose stunning allegorical paintings and bring them to life on canvas! Join Martin Wittfooth in the studio for a study in storytelling. See more

Student Projects from this class

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

by Tara Spicer

Designing a Diamond Guide

Designing a Diamond Guide

by Martin Wittfooth

Painting Blog Posts

Learn tips and tricks for working with oils, acrylics, watercolors and more, with in-depth tutorials from experts.

Making Made Easy Giveaway: Winner #1! See How You Can Be #2, #3 or #4

Announcing the first Making Made Easy Giveaway Winner! View the free Craftsy class she chose and enter for a chance to win your own.

Come One, Come All! Join The Magic of Making Showcase This Fall

The marvel of the month has arrived! Join The Magic of Making Showcase, flaunt your projects and see how you could receive a class for free.

4 Ways to Use a Limited Palette for Dramatic Artwork

You might think having more colors on your palette will help expand your skill set, but the contrary can be true, too! Try these ideas for painting ...