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About the Art ...

All paintings are original and painted using the purest of materials.  Watercolor paper is Arches Cold Pressed and all materials used are acid-free.  Oils and Acrylics are painted on stretched canvas.

Paintings are shipped ready to be framed.

Enjoy an Evening Painting at a Winery ...

Let us help you uncork your inner artist and discover the joy of creating. Even if you have no prior art experience, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as we guide you through the steps of a creating a painting.  Your ticket price includes all the art supplies you need, the instruction, and your masterpiece to take home when it’s finished.  Book a group and make this a fun evening !

Pelican Pete a watercolor painting by Joy Skinner

Tutorials ...

Tutorials are available for beginners and the more advanced student.  Learn all about color and composition, special effects or how to paint from a photo.

About the Artist

Blog posts

Painting leaves demonstration or tutorial

How to Paint Leaves

Leaves can make or break your botanical paintings.

When you’ve gone to all that trouble with getting your flower to look beautiful, you don’t want to let it down with lame looking leaves.

Look closely at the color and learn to embrace painting with the color green ...

Watercolor Tutorial about choosing a color palette and the Dressel Color Wheel

Selecting your Palette and the Dressle Color Wheel

Selecting a palette of colors often means limiting the choices, making studies and experimenting along the way. One of the keys to being successful as a beginner watercolor artist is to choose a workable set of colors.

Delve into what your palette can be and then start experimenting. Success is a guarantee — because your success is about experimenting and having fun ...

15 Amazing Finalists From Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Photo Contest

15 Amazing Finalists From Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Photo Contest

Every year, the Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest wows us with incredible images from around the world. For its 15th year, the competition received 48,000 submissions from photographers in 155 countries and territories in six categories, including Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, and Mobile ...