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November 27, 2017
4 ways to add texture to your paintings

Four Ways to Add Texture to Your Paintings

There are so many ways to add texture to your paintings beside paint! I’ve just created a video for Empty Easel where you can learn all about it … In this short demonstration video, I’ll show you four different ways to add texture to your paintings by using various acrylic products that can […]
July 24, 2016
Experiment with my son's Spanish Homework ©Kellie Day

Are You Having Fun with Your Art?

Is your work suffering because it’s lost its sparkle? Having fun with your art is a key ingredient in making great work. Here are four ways to make the process more delightful! … Take time to screw off – Being playful in our everyday lives transfers to our spirit, and in turn to our […]
December 6, 2015
In the studio - watch me painting mixed media poppies on this art tutorial video

In the Studio Video – Painting Poppies

I’ve been meaning to start posting more “behind the scenes” clips from my studio for all of you interested in the process of making art. Here’s a glimpse of me painting mixed media poppies with pen and ink, and collage. This work of art is a playful piece with sketching, line art, […]
November 17, 2015
Golden Acrylic Paints

My favorite things – Art supplies I love

If you get as excited as I do about art supplies, then you might like this … I always enjoy seeing what other artist’s favorite tools of the trade are, so I thought I’d share a few of my own with you …. Enjoy! GOLDEN, HEAVY-BODIED ACRYLIC PAINTS. There is nothing […]
September 20, 2015
dia de lost muertos mini skull paintings, a tutorial with Kellie DAy

Dia de los Muertos Mini Paintings – An Art Tutorial

Good morning! We are enjoying a glorious fall here in southwest Colorado and are about to head out into the desert today to visit the wild horses and stay in a cabin. As many of you know, one of my favorite folk art holidays is approaching, and I am already unable […]
August 22, 2015
spray paint and stencils

Teaching kids to spray paint, hmmm

I’ve been a big fan of street art for a while now and, truth be told, would love to drop in on the scene and follow the greats around for a bit. We’re a little deprived of culture here in southwest Colorado – other than cowboys. I love the passion, the […]
May 30, 2015
Making handmade stamps, a free tutorial with Kellie Day

Creating Handmade Stamps

I thought it would be fun to show you how to make handmade stamps. Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make simple stamps, and all the materials needed, along with a peek at more complex stamps that border on print making… Enjoy!   If you’d like to learn more about my mixed […]