Why I Love 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 reading somewhere that Audrey faced the Nazi soldiers head on when delivering messages and packages for the Dutch resistance. How much courage, love and intelligence that required!

Painting Technique

This small portrait of Audrey was painted with only four colors: Paynes Gray, Cadmium Red Light, Gold Ochre, and Titanium White. It’s the very well-known Anders Zorn palette. It’s amazing what these four colors can do, especially in portraiture. I’m going to explore this a lot more, and make a few color charts to really get to know the palette. And I’ll keep you posted.


examples of paintings I’ll be demonstrating in this e-course.

For now, if you want to learn more painting techniques, or stay inspired artistically, check out Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017. It’s a year-long online art course I’m guest teaching next year.

The course includes at least 40 lessons from 18 teachers. At the Early Bird Special price of $90USD (regular price is $125), it’s only $7 a month, or $2.25 per lesson, which is incredible value. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special!





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

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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 […]

Are You Looking for Love?


WINTER ROSE 20″x16″x1.5″, oil on gallery wrap canvas Original AUD$550 Click painting for info and to purchase

We have all looked for love in our lives. Maybe you’re still looking for love? Still looking for a lover who’ll accept and love you completely and deeply just as you are, who will cherish you like […]

What Does Rabbit Animal Totem Mean?


GIRL WITH BLACK RABBIT 30″x20″, oil on gallery wrap canvas Original AUD$950 Click painting for detail and in situ images

Do you believe in animal totem?

Raised as an atheist, I didn’t believe in anything I couldn’t see and touch, and even then, you were encouraged and praised for being skeptical and doubtful.

But […]

Did God Create Evil?


Luke, 8.27″x11.69″, oil on canvas paper, by Lucy Chen, AUD$200

“Did God create evil?” My 6-year-old son asked me one night before bed, “God created everything, right? Then did he also create evil?”

Em… How could I answer such a BIG question?

Coincidentally, or by the hand of the Divine, I was pondering the […]