How to Paint a Field of Tulips at Sunset with Acrylic Paints
  Today I’m continuing my classic tutorials series with this gorgeous field of yellow tulips at sunset!  This one is a small step up in difficulty from the colorful acrylic paintings we’ve done the past two weeks, but I think you’ll still find it easy to follow along and end up with your own beautiful painting for sale or for your wall.   This one strikes a personal note with me, as I grew up in a small rural town in northern Washington State.  Every April, the tulip fields would be in full bloom and I saw a scene much...
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How to Paint a Tropical Sunset with Acrylic Paints
Hi Friends! I’m continuing my series of classic acrylic painting tutorials reimagined as step-by-step painting blogs. If you’d like to watch the original video that this colorful painting comes from, you can watch it here. This is a great lesson for beginners or more advanced painters, as it’s pretty straightforward but you have a lot of room to explore and invent. I live in a pretty cold, northern city right now (Seattle, Washington), but Andrea and I will be moving to Puerto Rico later this year. My family background is Russian/Ukranian, but I can’t wait to leave behind the cold...
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How to Paint a Starry Night Sky with Acrylic Paints
  Hi Friends! Starting today, I’ll be working my way through some of my classic acrylic painting tutorials, and giving you step-by-step instructions on how to recreate them yourself! If you’d like to view the full video on YouTube, you can watch it here. This one may look complex, but it’s actually pretty simple when you get down to it, and is great for acrylic painting beginners as well as those of you who are more experienced since it only uses primary colors. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and landscapes of evergreen trees like this...
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Acrylic Painting Challenge
I hope you’ve all been having an amazing summer!  Andrea and I have been hard at work on a few projects, but we’ve still managed to take time to see friends, go for walks in the woods, and go to the lake with family. It’s in that spirit that I want to give you some easy painting inspiration in this week’s blog. Since summer is a time for getting outdoors, I thought I would encourage you all to take inspiration from God’s creation and try painting your own landscapes from real life!  I offer plenty of acrylic tutorials on my...
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Artist Interviews: Lizelle Struwig
 I wanted to try something new and inspiring in the blog this week. You all have heard plenty from me, so I’d love to give another artist the chance to share her story and her thoughts on art and the path of the artist! Please give a warm welcome to Lizelle Struwig, who’s based in South Africa and does amazing work across mediums, but mostly with oil paints. You may know Lizelle for her amazing art lessons she has done recently for our CBF Presents series. You can view one of her painting tutorials here. I really enjoy seeing not...
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