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 […]

About Control and Looseness in Painting

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My Charcoal Drawing of a portrait by John Singer Sargent.Life drawing is the best way to learn to draw, so is studying a master.© Lucy Chen

Some aspiring artists say that they want to be more “loose” with their paintings. I see this way too often in various Facebook groups.

To be honest, I’ve […]

The Shortcut to Make the Best Ever Christmas Gift in Record Time


Alan 8, ©2013, oil on linen, 12″x12″, by Lucy ChenNot for Sale. Click the image for info about art commission.

Are you buying gifts for Christmas?

You may be organized enough to use a gift planner for this holiday season; or your best plan is just to wing it when you get to the […]

5 Steps to Finding Your Art Style

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Are you struggling with who you are as an artist? Are you still searching for your unique art style?

“The Golden Kiss of Spring” and “The Caress”. Click image for purchase information

Try these 5 steps to finding your art style. They worked miracle for me, and may do for you, […]