How to Let Go and Create New Space for 2017


LETTING GO, oil on canvas, by Lucy Chen

I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday, and got to spend some quality time with loved ones.

There’s only a few days left for the Early Bird Special of the year-long Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017 eCourse. Don’t miss out!

There are eighteen teachers contributing to this course, and you’ll be rocking your portrait expression in no time if you make the commitment to follow along and do the exercises.

My first lesson will be released in January, and the theme is “Letting Go”.

In this 70-minutes-long video lesson, I’ll guide you through a simple meditation exercise to facilitate the release of old stories and patterns that have been trapped in our bodies.

We’ll then go on to make a profile portrait painting. I’ll demonstrate drawings, proportions in a profile portrait, transferring the drawing to canvas, mixing skin tones, and more.

So go join us now before we kick start the year with lots of art and paint!


How to Have a More Graceful Holiday


The holidays are a time for joy and gratitude. But why does it sometimes feel hard to celebrate?

So many obligations. Over spending. Over eating. Over drinking. Over partying. And probably worst of all, family drama.

Before you even realize what’s going on, your buttons are pushed, conversation gets heated, and you end up […]

Where Do You Place Your Faith?

12"x12", oil and gold leaf on canvas

FAIRY OF FAITH 12″x12″, oil and gold leaf on canvas

“Why would you place your faith in such things as fairies?” A friend asked me after she sees my new painting titled “Fairy of Faith“.

“Fairies are said to be demons by wizards and such.” She then directed me to some other resource where […]

Why I Love Audrey Hepburn


AUDREY HEPBURN 8″x8″, oil on wood original available $200 click image for more images and to purchase

Name a beautiful woman who is not only a pretty face, but is also compassionate and brave, loving and has incredible inner strength. Who comes to mind?

Audrey Hepburn was surely one of these women.

I remember […]

The Winner of the Giveaway is...

Thank you to everyone who has purchased Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017 and/or shared about it on your Facebook.

We’ve received almost 60 entries!

Today, my 6-year-old has helped me draw the name of the winner.

And the winner is Kendra! Congratulations!

The good news to the rest of us is that we can […]

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017

Frame Artist (2)

Do you want to be inspired every day, by not only beautiful paintings, but by art that tells stories and comes from the heart and soul?

Do you want to learn to create art in a variety of mediums and art supplies? And explore ways to enhance your own work or develop your style?


Study with My Mentor


“Cafe Latte” M. COOTSONA Demo in Class Three

Earlier this year, I told you about my mentor Melinda Cootsona, a Californian artist’s e-course, Own Your Colors. It was sold out so fast that many of you told me that you missed out.

The great news is that Melinda is launching Part 2 of Own […]