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You may remember this image from last year, but Ginger is going to demonstrate a different style to create a fresh new painting from the same subject.
This is a Live YouTube tutorial tonight. This is a Ginger Cook original 12×16 painting.
This is a LIVE show where Ginger and Jon will be answering questions from the chat and just visiting with the studio audience.
We will be on at 5:30 pm central
(6:30 pm eastern)
Last year, Ginger painted this wonderful scene of water lilies, but this year she's going to take the same photo and show you another way to paint it to create a new unique painting.
In this lesson, “Monet's Inspired Lilly Pond”, Ginger shows you how to use a palette knife to capture the depth of this classic painting on canvas. This is an 10×20 3-Cookie tutorial for our Blue and Purple Members.
Monet's Water Lilies with Palette Knife
Originally painted by Monet, Ginger shows you have to use a palette knife to apply the paint to the canvas to give that old-world look.
Master the blending and colors in this tutorial. This tutorial is available for our Blue and Purple Members.
What's the Latest and Upcoming Tutorials
This is another painting from a master, John Adamos Manol, that came before us. This was painted in the late 1800s.
“Cottage at the Lake” is a 9×12 2-Cookie tutorial. This is a new tutorial for our Yellow Members!
This tutorial will be for our Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue, and Purple Members.
This is another painting from a master, Max Streckenbach, that came before us. This was painted in the late 1800s.
“Flowers In A Yellow Vase” is a 14×18 3-Cookie tutorial.
This tutorial will be for our Red, Pink, and Purple Members.
Copper (Metal) Challenge
Painting by Chris Mather
Often we like to “test” the student and you, as a student, like to be challenged. Every so often we may add an additional photograph for you to try to paint on your own. We did this on the “Still Life in Copper” tutorial and Chris Mather took us up on the challenge as you can see here.
We feel that she learned a lot from the tutorial and was able to complete this painting on her own. She did send it in for Personal Art Coaching, and Ginger gave her praise for a job well done and no changes were needed.
PAC Claps – Personal Art Coach Moments
Painting by Chris Mather
“I was one of the lucky folks that won a month-long academy membership from the survey drawing. Wow! Totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciated. Huge thanks to Ginger and Jon.
I can't believe some of the new tutorials in there…..they are wonderful.
When I saw this old wooden toolbox, I knew immediately that my hubby (who is a master woodturner and artist himself) would love this. Tricky to paint and the tutorial is a long one. Love all the layers.
Painted on 16×20“ canvas panel using Matisse heavy body acrylics.”
This tutorial can be found here: Old Wooden Toolbox
Downloadable Special of the Month
Girl with Sailboat by Tarbell, Edmund – Blue (WW) Tutorial
Available for a limited time! We are offering this wonderful lesson for a special sale price of $24.95 compared to the retail $34.95. This downloadable lesson will be on sale until August 8, 2022.
This is a chance to try a Wave and Water Master Class lesson at a reduced price without having to change your current membership if you are a member.
Our downloadable lessons are available for everyone, whether you are a member or not.
Every month, we will be offering a downloadable tutorial at a reduced price. These will be available at the special offer for a limited time…so, don't delay purchasing if you are interested.
ARE YOUR BRUSHES CAUSING TROUBLE?
When you have finished your painting and step back to admire it, do you feel that it does not seem right when you look at it? You know there's something wrong, but you're unable to pinpoint what it is.
Creating your masterpiece involves a lot of factors, including the supplies and equipment. Ginger and I have discussed the importance of each of the three main components to create a successful painting. After much discussion and debate, we feel that the brushes, the canvas or painting surface, and finally, the paints used significantly impact the final artwork.
There are many of us who have limited budgets and want to make the best artwork we can with the materials we have available to us. However, from the title of this article, I suspect you can guess where we believe your hard-earned money should go first. Your observation is correct; brushes are the most crucial factor in an artist's success. It is not to say that fine art cannot be created with average brushes…it is just that a proper brush will make it much easier and more effective.
You have heard Ginger praise the angle brushes and use them in her paintings, particularly those made by the Silver Brush Limited in the Bristlon line. These are available from “The Brush Guys” here https://www.thebrushguys.com/shop/silver-brush-bristlon-short-handle/. Ginger uses all available angle sizes, with the 3/8″ and 1/2″ being her favorites. Remember to use the coupon code “gingercook” all one word to save 5%.
If you are a member and taking advantage of the Personal Art Coaching, Ginger has requested that you take a picture of the brushes you used for the painting you are sending in for a PAC. Add this image to your ticket when you send in your artwork. This will be very helpful in giving you the best possible advice.
The next essential ingredient to a successful painting is the paint, but we will discuss that at a later date.
You can get there a lot faster with Personal Art Coaching, so this is something that you will want to keep in mind as you navigate your way through the jungle of art. We are also working on a new product that might be of interest to you in the future.
Please use the Contact Us on the new site if you have any questions or if we can help you with the new site.
Thank you, and remember, we are here to help you succeed! Please use the Contact Us form for any questions. Do NOT use Facebook, Messenger, or any other form of communication.
Ginger, Jon, and the Stuffy Staff