Wow! Where does the time go! We're already into fall!

I have so much to let you know about this month. First of all, there are a lot of new lessons posted to the website, including watercolor lessons. Be sure to check them out! You can find them all listed on the Free Lessons page. They include: Let's Start Drawing, Drawing With Shapes and Lines, Drawing Symmetrical Objects, Drawing Faces, Preparing to Paint in Watercolor, Watercolor Techniques, Creating a Color Wheel, Color and Value, and Painting a Sunset!

And there are more to come!! They are already written up…. They're just waiting to be posted to the site.

So why I haven't I posted them already?

Wow -- it has been such a busy time, with lots of exciting things happening! I will be illustrating a picture book this year for Alma Little Publishing, as well as ebooks and print books for Guardian Angel Publishing. I'm also getting ready for my first art show in about 10 years, a show sponsored by the Travelers Rest Arts Mission. on Oct. 4. Stop by if you're in the area!

All that said, I hope to get some more posted very soon. I'll keep you updated!


We've had to suspend the Art-Made-Easy monthly contest for now. It was intended for children, but I'm not sure all the entries we received were created by children. Here's what we'll do instead. As a subscriber to the newsletter, you or your child are welcome to submit artwork to Art Made Easy to be included on the home page of the website. Just send your first name, age, and a jpeg of the artwork to


As always, newsletter subscribers get a discount when ordering an original portrait in pencil. As a special thanks, you can receive $10.00 off the portrait price. Just mention the newsletter in your email.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Happy Creating!


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