Enter our realm and browse around—we want you to feel comfortable here, whether you read
an article on one of the artist’s art shows, how-to tips on painting, or discover how the painter
received her inspiration for creating a particular work of art. Whether you read a book written
by the artist/author set in Estonia or one set in the Sandhills or sample a foreign artist the artist
knows personally, another door opens for you.
I can’t say enough about Joanna McKethan, and j’Originals. I have had the pleasure over my many years in business of being acquainted with this fine woman of God. Please visit her web site; I have had firsthand the experience of seeing many of these fine paintings from their beginging to seeing them finished and framed. If I could own each and every one and have a place to hang them that would do the artist proud, I would.”
Whether you travel with me to the National Gallery of Art to study Peter Paul Rubens in order
to produce a copy of Daniel in the Lions’ Den for a client, or you see a self-portrait encouraged
by a master from Portrait Society of America, or you share photographs of a paint-out event at
the national PSA exhibit, or refresh your contacts with a view to staying current on everyday
concerns of a portrait artist, a signature watercolor artist, and an oil painter—you will broaden
your firsthand knowledge of what an artist with a finger to the pulse of local, regional, and
international art scenes has to say about a variety of subjects. And you will learn with her as
You may hear a wrap-up of a course taken at Romance Writers of America’s annual
convention that hosts over 2000 participants. You may come to know why this writer of novels
writes on the subjects she does, or sets her characters in the places she does, like the two
books she is currently placing or wrapping up, one in Southern Germany, and one in Scotland.
Discover why she writes poetry that wins prizes. Open these doors and warm up your heart with
art of all kinds. Make popular literary excursions. Refresh your contacts with issues of concern to
creators of art or fiction, and to parents and educators on the education and honing of skills of
students and emerging artists from a content teacher of 33 years.
While the main emphasis in these pages is on classical training and sophisticated realism, avant
and fun approaches are rewarded. You will begin to enter a new atelier approach to realism,
not entirely dependent on sight-size methods or oil grisailles, but faithful to the content that all
masters, young or old, can appreciate.
Most of all, enjoy yourself. Send questions. Interact with me–I love it! And I might make
my answer into an article for you and others to enjoy.