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Saturday, June 15, 2019

How To Use A Script Liner

If Color Mixing Didn't Make You Lose Your Mind -

Learning How To Use A Script Liner Will!

Using a script liner brush has a learning curve,
but it's so important in your art kit
that it's vital to learn how to use it.

I created this video to show you how to use 
a natural hair and a synthetic brush.
I have used a natural hair brush for 20 years and 
in this video is the first time I've ever used a synthetic.
It's no wonder I did better with the natural hair brush.



In this video I'll show you how to paint a small tree with 
many branches as well as grasses with pods.

A new artist should just pull off a large sheet of freezer paper,
(yes, from the grocery store)
and paint on the shiny side.

Over and over and over.
Fill that paper with trees and branches and limbs.
When you start to get the feel of it,
then you can move on to the grasses.

If you enjoyed that video, how about giving it a thumbs up,
and subscribe to my channel.  Next to the subscribe button there is usually a little bell.  Click that little bell and you'll get a notification when I upload a new video on Fridays.
Click HERE to go to my YouTube channel.
There are lots of other instructional videos on my channel.
Enjoy!

Click HERE to see another video on using brushes.

Feel free to share with anyone you think would enjoy it.

I created this video for my Bucket List Artists
FREE Facebook group.  
I do a weekly Facebook live on Thursdays at 1 p.m.
I always focus on things that beginners need to know but it is hard to find the info to help you learn.
Click HERE to go to Bucket List Artists Facebook Group.
Ask to join and then answer the 3 questions.
Then and only then can I open the door and say,
 "Come on in".



Thanks for stopping by today
and let's paint together real soon.

Friday, May 31, 2019

How To Mix Paint - Without Loosing Your Mind!

How To Mix Paint
and
Not Need An Intervention!

Mixing the right color can be -
downright frustrating!

Is it this
or is it that?

Should I add more of this, maybe a little of that.

There are a few color mixing rules,
that if you learn them,
and then actually use them,
you will not be ready to cut off your ear.

Here's my newest video on my YouTube channel.
If you enjoy it, hit the thumbs up button and if you haven't subscribed yet,
what are you waiting for.  


Hope that made sense.

Keep practicing and don't give up.

Let's paint together real soon.

If it's on your bucket list to learn to paint
I've got your back.

Join my FREE Facebook group created with you in mind.
Ask to join, then answer the 3 questions,
and I'll say, "Get on in here"!

Click HERE to go to the page.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Day 3 in Starting Again

Day Three!

I had so many things to do yesterday,
I didn't get a chance to post on my blog.

But I can honestly say,
I got everything done that was on my 
"Must Do" list.

I even got the exercising in
which is usually the hardest thing to do,
even though I feel much better when I do it.

I did a Facebook live on my group
Painter Nation Homeschool Art Club.
We painted these water color notecards.



If you would like to add art to your homeschool curriculum,
join my FREE Facebook group where I teach beginning art lessons for students of various ages. 
 Beginners are beginners regardless of their age.
Click HERE to go to the group,
ask to join,
answer 3 questions,
and I'll let you in ASAP.

I re-worked these two paintings that have been sitting on 
my work bench begging to be improved.



Added a little more color to the rock wall,
re-did the path and brightened up the flowers between the 2 trees.
I also warmed up all the trees.
This is one of my favorite places in my yard.

The Garden Path
8" x 10" acrylic on a wood panel
$80 + $10 shipping


This is a scene that can be seen
all over Kentucky, even along interstates.
Rocks piled high with trees and plants growing 
seemingly right out of them.
In this I brightened up the rocks and the flowers on the left
and brightened up the moss.
It's humid here and moss can grow on almost anything.
In the spring it's much brighter 
than at other times of the year.

Rocky Road
8" x 10" acrylics on a wood panel
$80 + $10 shipping


Today in my Bucket List Artists FREE Facebook group
we'll be painting the notecards as well.  
That group is for anyone, but especially adults who have it on their Bucket List to learn how to paint and draw.

Click HERE if this group is screaming your name.
I usually check in with this group everyday and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. I do a live video
 teaching some painting or drawing concept.  
I'd love to have you join us.

If you're not familiar with my website,
Click HERE 
to go there and check out classes and courses I offer.

Thanks so much for stopping to today
and let's paint together soon.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Day TWO in My New Life!

I told you I'd check in!

Told you yesterday I'm turning over a new leaf.
I began again.
You're who I'm accountable to.

Had a rough night sleeping but I:
Read the scriptures
Exercised 
Ate a good breakfast
Ready for the day.

Just want to share with you a new project I'm working on.

(It's an art blog so here's my most recent art)

I'm fairly terrified of water colors,
but I recently tried water color pencils
and I'm pretty much having a ball.

These are note cards I created.
I gave some away at my daughters baby shower
 over the weekend.

We'll talk more about these later.

Leave me a comment on what project you're working on or if you've done as I have and started again, again.

If you're a homeschool family who would like to add art to your curriculum, but you're not an artist and the cost seems prohibitive, please join my FREE Facebook group
and let's get started.  Answer the 3 questions after you ask to join and I'll open that door right up.  We'd love to have you join us.

Click HERE to join the 
FREE Painter Nation Homeschool Art Club. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

It's NEVER Too Late To Start Again!

It Truly is NEVER Too Late -

So Let's Get Started!


It's May already!

 Flowers are blooming all over the farm.

Some of my favorite painting subjects.

Nearly half way through the year
and where are my goals?

I know I wrote them down.
Now where did I put them?

Ever happen to you?

Happens to me.  A lot!

Even if I know where I wrote them down,
I often don't follow through as well as I should.

So this is often my mantra!

It's never too late to start again.

So today I did.

I read,
I meditated.
I fixed a healthy breakfast.
I did some warm up exercises,
I did some stretching
and then I did a workout routine for women over 50.
(I'm way over 50).
Got dressed.
Cleaned up the kitchen.

And now I'm talking with you.

Will I do that every day this week?
I have no idea,
but that is the plan.

I'm holding you accountable to hold me accountable!

I'll check in and you check up on me, OK?

Leave a note in the comments about your goals and how you meet them, about starting over, or anything else you need to get off your chest.

Now for my favorite flowers I love to paint.






I painted these 7" x 5" florals as gifts for a baby shower I hosted for one of my daughters this past weekend.

We had a wonderful time 
and I thank everyone who came. 

If it's on your bucket list to learn to paint,
I have the perfect FREE Facebook group for you. 

 Click HERE  to go to the page, ask to join and answer the 3 questions so I can open the door for you to come on in. 

Would you like to take a FREE painting class?
Click HERE to get signed up and start painting today.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Let's paint together real soon.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Open THIS email right now! I'm not kidding - 25% off EVERY online class I teach!

Yep!
You read that right!!!

I'm offering 25% off all my online classes,
even the big one,
till midnight May 7. 

Click HERE to go to my website.

Look over all my classes and if you find one you can't leave alone,
use this coupon code at checkout.


Remember this code is only good through midnight May 7.

Get a move on!.

Thanks for stopping in today. 

P.S.  While you're on my website, there's a FREE blog you can have access to that has lots of info about 
painting tips, hints, tricks, etc.  

Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring Painting At Jefferson Community Technical College

Way To Relax Before Finals

Our local community college,
Jefferson Community Technical College
has finals next week
and this week they are having different events to help
students relax before testing.

They sponsored a painting class
and 6 students took advantage of this opportunity.


Here we are using a hair dryer to dry our paint
so we can move on.


Having lots of fun!


Painting is therapy!
You don't think about anything else going on in you're life,
just where do I want to put the paint.

Here we all are with our bird's nest and eggs.

I had a wonderful time,
and I think they did too.

Good luck on your finals next week all!

Click HERE if you would like to 
take painting lessons online.

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About Me

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.