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August 3, 2021

How Your Habits are Crushing Your Painting

I spoke with a lovely woman this week who hadn’t painted in years. Instead, she got up everyday and did the laundry and dishes instead. She wanted to paint badly – to share beauty and joy with the world. She had a wonderful family and other creative outlets who enjoyed, […]
July 16, 2021
Kellie-Day- on Mixing-Blue paint

How to Mix My Favorite Blue

 Enjoy this quickie inspiration video on how to mix colors by following what you LOVE, and keeping it simple! We’ll mix my favorite blue with Acrylic paints. If you only have a few minutes, pop into your art room and learn this new color gem to enhance your paintings. […]
July 11, 2021
When you feel LAZY for taking time for yourself

When you feel LAZY for taking time for yourself

I was talking with one of my students this week and she told me she felt like she was LAZY if she did things for herself. She was brought up believing you had to be productive to have VALUE. Sound familiar? So often I hear women say they are neglecting […]
June 26, 2021

The 5 Step Roadmap to Make Paintings You Love for the Rest of Your Life

 Hello Beautiful Artist! Did you miss my LIVE class last week? If you want to start making paintings you LOVE for the rest of your life, don’t miss this powerful, life-changing VIDEO…  Click here to watch This VIDEO is for YOU if … You’re resisting doing anything for yourself […]
June 23, 2021

FREE Masterclass this Saturday (NEW!)

I have a NEW, powerful Masterclass coming up THIS Saturday, so mark your calendar. This is the only time I’ll be doing this live, AND if you’re there you’ll get a VERY special offer:  Join me for The 5 Step Roadmap to Create Art with Confidence, Strengthen Your Style, and […]
June 7, 2021
When you're insecure about your art ability

When You’re Insecure about your Art Ability

 Hello beautiful Artist! Insecurity can keep you stuck or frozen in your art, and not able to create your best paintings. What holds you back for two years or twenty years with your art is not technique – it’s your mindset.  And you’ll know because you’ve taken all the […]
October 26, 2019
be an artist in 2020- with art mentor kellie day

Be an Artist in 2020

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality Where will you be with your art in 2020? Will this be another year of thinking about your art, or doing it? The problem isn’t that women aren’t good enough, it’s that they […]
October 5, 2019
From Challenge to Empowered Artist

Going From a Long Term Challenge to Being an Empowered Artist

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality If you’ve been in a long-term challenging time, it can be hard to get back into the flow of your art. We recently had a woman in our Facebook group who had been […]
September 22, 2019

Are You Living in Your Joyful, Creative Place?

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality I was just talking with a woman who had not painted in six years. She had breast cancer, and had gone through a few tough years. Her energy had been zapped, and although […]
September 7, 2019

Painting with Wild Abandon

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality If you’re not painting with wild abandon, what are you waiting for? Is it calling you? Do you have that nagging voice that you could be making amazing, gorgeous, sought-after paintings that move […]
August 15, 2019
Why Asking for Advice is Not Advancing Your Art

Why Asking for Advice is Not Advancing Your Art

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality Women love to ask others for advice on their paintings … “What should I do next?” “Is it finished?” “Do you think anyone will buy it?” I’m seeing a lot of this in […]
July 20, 2019
How to know if you're an artist

How to Know if You’re an Artist

 I talk with a lot of my students who finally start making the most beautiful art of their life, and one of the things that makes them happiest is to finally be able to say, “I’m an Artist.” This is huge for women who’ve been waiting their whole life […]
June 25, 2019
the biggest gift you can give yourself in art

The Biggest Gift Your Can Give Yourself in Art

 Today I wanted to share with you some very inspiring words from one of my students, on the Biggest Gift You Can Give Yourself in Art. Read about how committing to your art with both feet, and refusing to keep dabbling, is how you find your greatest abilities, and […]
June 23, 2019

Are you stuck in your day job, dreaming of your art?

 Did you choose a career path over your art? Maybe everyone told you it wasn’t possible to make money with art. And now, decades later you’ve found success at work, and maybe raised a beautiful family, but are you longing for this one piece of yourself that was set […]
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 […]
November 4, 2017

Playing with Interference Paints

Interference Paints have a reflective property when viewed in the light, much like butterfly wings or fish scales. Learn how to use Interference Paints in this free, quick art tip. In this Art Tip video, I show you the products I use to create a quick iridescent butterfly with amazing, […]
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 […]
May 9, 2016
10 tips on how to live a more creative life

Ten Tips on How to Live a More Creative Life

Igniting your life as a creative person doesn’t just start when you put the brush on the canvas. It starts before that … It begins with those little habits of how you go through your day. By beginning to carve little treasures of time for yourself, you will start to […]
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 […]