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Quick and easy butterfly painting for beginners

With spring upon us, the butterflies are out and I, for one, can’t wait to use them as subjects for my art! Whenever I see a butterfly it reminds me of transformation, new beginnings, and renewed life. Keep reading for these 6 easy steps to make your own butterfly!

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Quick autumn acrylic painting ideas

First Cuts A carver’s journey to becoming a member of the Caricature Carvers of America 2007 Woodcarver of the Year To see who was honored for their achievements in the carving community! Pipe Dreams By Chuck Coker Creating beautiful faux ivory carvings from PVC pipe The Wood Sculptures of Darwin Dower Historic rural life captured in amazing detail PROJECTS Ivory Billed Woodpecker By Gordon and Marsha Stiller Laughing Bear By Jim Villars Simple cuts add texture to this happy fellow Country Charm Quilt Squares By Lora S. Irish Classic fruit motifs are easy to carve African Elephant By Desiree Hajny Woodburning makes it easy to reproduce a leathery texture English Renaissance Candlesticks By Frederick Wilbur Repeating design and traditional elements combine for a striking display Carving a Traditional Bowl & Spoon By David Bragg Functional items showcase the beauty of wood Colorful Snake Cane By Ron Darnell Combine realistic and stylized elements for a striking project TECHNIQUES Chip-Carved Letters By Barry McKenzie Simple block style is easy to carve Basic Cuts By Chris Pye Master the five basic cuts to increase your carving efficiency DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Letter News & Notes From Our Mailbag Tips & Techniques Reader Gallery New Products Judge’s Critique Relief Column Calendar of Events Coming Features Advertising Directory & Classifieds Teacher’s Corner

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Quick and easy acrylic portrait painting

Artist, illustrator, and instructor Jon Stich spent years developing his signature style. In this class, cover the fundamentals of acrylic painting before moving on to more advanced techniques in order to find your own. First, make representational paintings by finding midtones, light tones, and dark tones. You’ll work with a limited palette...

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