Painting

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!

Day in the Sun

by Samantha Frazier

Callie and the Sunset

by Samantha Frazier

New World Flower

by Samantha Frazier

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
Alexander Avenue by Susan Stillman

Acrylic Landscapes Close to Home

Susan Stillman

$29.99

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
The Craftsy Bouquet by Mary P. Murphy

Watercolor Flower Bouquet

Mary Murphy

$29.99

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

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$49.99

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.

In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them ...

Giveaway! Win Expert Patrick Connors’ Class and Artwork

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win notecards featuring artist and Craftsy instructor Patrick Connors' original work. Plus, our winner will ...

A Matter of Perspective: How to Add Dimension to Your Art

In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the key aspects of perspective, including easy ways to add perspective to your artwork. These ...