Links & Downloads

Sharing is Caring...

Welcome, painting friend!  Over the course of my own painting journey, I've been blessed to connect with so many generous and supportive students, associates, and friends, some of whom have become more like family.  If I had to choose two words to describe my artmaking friends, the words "sharing" and "caring" would first pop into my head.  So, in that same spirit, I've put together this special page of creative links to resources and free downloads for you to enjoy.*  Wishing you many hours of happy painting!   Painterly yours, Lauré

* All downloadable and/or printable materials are for your personal use only and may not be sold or redistributed for any commercial purpose.  Please contact Laure Paillex for information concerning commercial licensing. Copyright Laure Paillex

Lessons and Notes

> Learn to Paint: Sky, Sea & Sand in Watercolor - These large color photos, sketches, and process notes will help you create your own "day by the shore".  Smell the salt air and hear the waves splash against the shore!

> Learn to Paint: Bouncy Roses in Watercolor - Download a color photo and notes from our free online class

> Learn to Draw: Starfish - Here's a short step-by-step lesson showing you how to draw a starfish!  Pencil and paper are all you need!

> Free Workbook: Soft-Focus Floral Background with Pen Line Details - This package contains images, supply lists, resources, and notes from one of our live online classes. (See video below.)

> Learn to Paint: Field Flowers in Watercolors - Close-up photo, brief lesson notes, and instructions from our online class.

> More to come soon...


Video Lessons

> Painterly yours, Soft, Fluffy Cats in Watercolors - One of my first attempts at filming and editing for YouTube.  It's a little rough, but I hope you enjoy it!

> Painterly yours, Soft-Focus Flowers in Watercolors - Work Wet-into-Wet to create a background of soft-focus, abstract color patterns.  Download the FREE companion .pdf workbook, also. 


Links to Resources

ART SUPPLIES The following links are in no particular order.  I have ordered from each of these suppliers and have been pleased with their products, services, and policies.  Check them out for yourself, and please let me know of any others you'd recommend.  Happy browsing!

Jerry's Art-a-Rama Art Supplies  (Raleigh, NC)

Rochester Art Supply - Fine Art Store (NY)  (Rochester, NY)

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff  (Boone, NC)  Art supplies, video tutorials and more

Dick Blick  (Galesburg, IL)  Art and craft supplies, product reviews, tutorials and more

Hobby Lobby  Local stores and online specials

Michael's Crafts  Local stores and online specials

DECORATIVE PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA

Society of Decorative Painters - All things decorative painting!

DecoArt, Inc. - Americana Acrylic paints and mediums, Chalky Finish Paints, Mixed Media & More!

 JB Wood Products, Inc. -  Source for quality unfinished wood pieces for decorative painting

The Graphics Fairy - Free source for vintage clip-art, printables and ephemera; Photoshop Elements tutorials

Cupboard Distributing - Chris Haughy and company offer a wonderland of surfaces, art supplies and publications to satisfy your every creative need

Bear with Us - A dizzying assortment of wood cutouts, ornaments, plates, boxes and pattern packets.  Looking for barrel staves?  They've got 'em!

 

Inspirational Art Quotes

"We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"  Aristotle

"There is no such thing as an ugly woman." Vincent Van Gogh

"I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed."  Vincent Van Gogh

"Forever is composed of nows." Emily Dickinson

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

"Creativity takes Courage."  Henri Matisse

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