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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Learning To Paint on the Cheap

You Want To Learn To Paint,
But You Don't Know Where To Start!!!

I follow a lot of artists online!
A LOT of artists.

Many of you know I have participated in Leslie Saeta's online challenge 4 times, or is it 5, to paint 30 paintings in 30 days.
She also has a blog talk radio show once a week about marketing art.
I listened today to a show about kick starting your art career on the cheap (ok she used the word budget) as I was hammering nails in my new studio my husband is building for me (awww!) 

Click HERE to listen to the show. 

She and co-host Margaret Sheldon, both excellent artists, were expressing the benefits of attending a work shop and how to do it as frugally as possible.
These shows are always full of great info and I've listened for a number of years.

Then they said to get the cost down even further, there are online art classes you can take that really keep the cost WAY down. 

You know where I'm going with this right?

I have created just exactly what she was talking about and it is extremely affordable.
I created my online BEGINNING art course with the beginning artist in mind and as a curriculum for the home school family.  
Why? you ask.
Because my daughter home schools her children and she said it is an area where there is a need.

Click HERE to go to my website and look over the full blow art course, a single subject class and there's even a
daisy painting class.

I struggled when I began painting on finding the information I needed to begin painting.
I found lots of info in a myriad of places,
a piece here,
a snippet there.
but I really wished I could find it all in one place.

That's why I created Painting With Acrylics 101.

It's for people who want to learn to paint using acrylic paints.
It's everything you need to get on down the road in your art journey in one easy to understand and get to place.

In the full blown art course you will learn:

1.  All about color - how to mix and why
2. About brushes, what to buy and what to leave in the store.
3.  About acrylic paint and how to use it.
4.  Perspective and how it can make or break a painting.
5.  Composition and why some work better than others.
6.  Brush strokes and how to achieve different looks.
7.  How to practice - yes you must practice.   

And then ---
I'll show you step by step how to create two paintings;
in real time,
no time lapse,
no leaving anything out.

The only place you'll EVER get the instructions for this painting is in my full blown art course.

You'll also receive step by step instructions to paint a rooster.  You can paint it in any color your would like.  I'll teach you how, you decide how you want it.
You have access to the class only FOREVER!

Brothers from a different mother!
There are three bonuses in the course,
one of them being a supply list.
I KNOW I can save you the cost of the course if you will download the shopping list first and only purchase what is on the list.

I know you're going to want the whole store, but be strong.
Once you get the basics down,
then you can go crazy in the art store.

On my website you will also find a single subject class,
painting iris.
Click HERE to visit my site. 

Scroll down the page and click on the "Learn More" 
button under the Iris Class.

This is a single subject class and you will paint the above painting.
Then you can paint iris on anything and everything.
This class is also in real time videos and comes with a shopping list so you will know exactly what you will need to complete it.  You have access to it for a year.

And if you're still worried you can't learn this way,
I'm giving you an entire class for FREE!
Yes!  You read that right.

On the same website,
Click HERE, just in case you forgot. 

Scroll down to the FREE Daisy Painting Class
and click on the button that says "Learn More".
You'll get all the skinny there on the class.
Then, if the price is right, 
scroll to the sign up button and click it.
You'll be asked to register and then you'll receive an email with your login credentials and a confirmation link to the class.  Click on that link and the FREE class will open up.
Did I mention it's FREE and you have access FOREVER.

So you can try it before you buy it.  

If you have wanted to get serious about learning to paint
and moving forward on your art journey,
these classes are for you.

This would make a great gift for that person who is trying to learn to paint, but is struggling.  If that's you, get this blog post in front of that significant other Pronto.

I promise you, you can learn how to paint from an online class, and this class and course has been created with the beginner in mind.  

One last time:
Click HERE to check out my course and classes. 

Would you like a FREE cheat sheet about acrylic paint.
Click the button below.

Click Here to Get Your FREE Acrylic Paint Cheat Sheet

Every month I give away a FREE small painting to someone who is a subscriber to my blog.  Click the button below and use an email address you check, because I'll contact you by email if I draw out your name.  You will receive a confirmation email after you sign up just so everyone knows you did actually sign up.  You will need to click the link in that email to verify your intent.  If you don't click the link, you're not really subscribed to my blog, hence you cannot win a FREE painting.

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  1. Always love your roosters! (am I showing my ignorance? Are they chickens???) I loved hearing about your class and how it got started because homeschoolers need it. Great work meeting the need, from someone who has previewed the course :)

  2. Nope! They are roosters. You're too funny. Meredith was a huge help to me as I created this course. She not only proof read it all, she watched all the videos! Now that's a fried. Thanks great friend!

  3. I have always admired your work ethic and upbeat marketing skills, Sharon. You are not only a creative in painting, but in so much more too. You will always be successful.

  4. Thanks so much Julie. I have a ball on my blog and I'm glad it comes through. And I love the marketing end of this crazy business ALMOST as much as the painting end.


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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 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.