Meet My Teenage Painting

Meet My Teenage Painting

Paintings are like children. They go through developmental stages that can be stressful and a pain in the butt, but still wonderful to behold. So, before you toss that frustrating piece, read on to learn from this mom’s experience how patience and trust can turn it into something beautiful. The first developmental stage of a new painting is ... Read More
 
Outerbanks Landscape Painting

Outerbanks Landscape Painting

I’m always a little sad in September. The turning of the leaves and crisp morning air means fall is coming to Virginia. My spirit longingly desires to be back at the Outerbanks, North Carolina where the smell of salt water permeates the air. Fall is a time when I try to recreate summer moments from ... Read More
 
For Artists, Love is Patient in the Studio

For Artists, Love is Patient in the Studio

Learning about Love in the Studio This summer, I completed a bible study of 1 Corinthians 13 titled, “Bible Study for Busy Mamas, Thirty Days in 1 Corinthians 13,” by Pam Foster, that centered around defining demonstrating love in life. Most of us are familiar with this well-known scriptural passage ... Read More
 
Encaustic Art Classes in Loudoun County, VA

Encaustic Art Classes in Loudoun County, VA

Learn the exciting ancient art of encaustic painting in two workshops offered by a professional encaustic studio located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Anne Stine Fine Art Studio offers two encausitc painting classes with personal instruction from an experienced encaustic artist and the opportunity to work with professional supplies and tools ... Read More
 
How to transform a garage into an art studio

How to transform a garage into an art studio

I’ve been tossing around the idea of creating a serious studio space for a long time. The days of cramming my supplies and worktable in a corner of a room were coming to an end. I desired real space to work on big encaustic paintings, teach classes and take my art ... Read More
 
Video: Learn How to Make Encaustic

Video: Learn How to Make Encaustic

In this YouTube video, you’ll learn more about the process of making encaustic mediums. Do you love encaustic painting? If you really love it, you may want to learn how to make your own encaustic medium to save money and always have medium on hand. I’ve created this video to ... Read More
 
How to get started in Encaustic painting on a budget

How to get started in Encaustic painting on a budget

Encaustic painting is all the rage right now but the cost of supplies can be daunting for beginners. I added encaustic paint to my mixed media inventory two years ago and  saved on essential art supplies by getting creative with my choices. Now that I’m completely addicted to the medium, I feel comfortable investing in supplies. Here’s the “insider” ... Read More
 
Here’s a Quick Way to Find Inspiration

Here’s a Quick Way to Find Inspiration

Are you frustrated with finding inspiration for your next creative project? Grab your iPhone and sneakers and READ ON. In this blog, I describe my process of finding inspiration on a five minute walk on the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. One of the complaints I hear from beginning artists is how it’s so difficult ... Read More
 
How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

If you are struggling with creating, you may be under attack from a mental creative bully. Here’s how I overcame my mental bullies and am now living a prolific artist’s life. And, you can too. I know something about bullies. I was verbally attacked by a bully in high school several times. The hateful comments burned in my heart and ... Read More