Hello Lois -
Thank you for your gracious site. I will have to save up for some of the supplies needed so, I won't be able to start right away.
I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have wanted to take art lessons and here in Sioux Falls, they don't have any for those of us who aren't college educated. And mainly the community only caters to families. So, others like me get left out. I greatly appreciate your sincere love for art and willingness to work closely with those who partake of your classes.
Much sincere thanks - Gina Elberger
Came across your site while browsing and was really impressed. Can you please send me "BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING LESSONS" link.
Thanks in advance,
May God Bless You. Nidhi Jaju
Hi there Lois, I've just found your web site, and am intrigued. I am very familiar with colour as an interior decorator..but have always talked about having my own studio to paint, do woodworking, sewing and pottery. Right now, I'm hoping to develop my skills as an artist. I have done several pieces in oil, and have branched out to acrylic.
I've taken only one lesson (abstract with acrylics) and would like to hone my skills with oils.
Looking forward to your Intermediate- Lesson one Refresher. I found your article on Launching a successful career as an Artist- very helpful
Hi again Lois,
So sorrry, I neglected to answer your questions. How I found your site was googling for 'free art lessons'. I am not in a situation where I can afford classes right now but hopefully when we sell our house I will be able to make a donation to you. The why is obvious ; )
Thanks again, I really do appreciate it and you will have good Karma!
Kindest regards, M in Michigan
Hi I live in spain, and i saw your website while I was browsing free instruction sites. thank you for giving free lessons
My name is Paul Merrills. Thank you for your help and your suggestions to make my painting more real looking. If you need to see some of my paintings, I am willing to send you some pictures via email that you will possibly be able to determine if there is any hope left.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping me. I live in Indiana south of Fort Wayne, about 20 miles in a town of Decatur. I have been desperate to learn, but not being given the information I needed in my mind, I have kept searching and found your website. I think it is a blessing, but what confuses me is why would you do this for free. The old adage is, if it is free it cannot be worth much, but that does not seem to be the case here. You are welcome to use me or my name or what ever you need and I am also, as I mentioned before would pay you to answer my questions. I have looked into what you have sent and there are several lessons. Detailed so this part should help me. I want to do right, I have been interested in learning the right way, as I see you have a degree in Art and have been teaching for a number of years, so I know that you are able, but am I. What happens when I pick a canvas, I am lost. Others show me their work and I am happy to see it, but cannot see the big picture and then when I do, It usually is so complicated that it makes it difficult to paint. My starting point in a photo or outdoors leaves me looking at many different things and cannot pick out what is needed, even though the picture I see is captured my eye, running water, stones in water, winter scene. I have even gone to Bob Ross method, but does not allow creativity and that is what I want. I want the feeling of walking into the picture and going back, I hope that I have not bored you and will start on using your method to try and then I will send you some examples of that, plus some others that I have done. you are so kind to do this and I am sure you must be busy, Are you retired now or do you work still. As I have read this, the (I) seems to be dominating the conversation, but hope that you will understand that I am not that way, but fearful right now. I got all the brushes, many sets of pastels, acrylics, canvases by the boxes, many of the most expensive brushes you could buy and John Sanders brushes I thought were expensive, but only the best. Everyone in my past family, my grandfather, dad, sister and others have all done pictures, but I always look at them with a critical eye and wondering who am I to be so critical of their work. I have been in the sign business since age 15 and have done very well with it. I do still enjoy helping my children who are runnign the business. I do the bending of their neon glass and find that enjoyable. I do wood carvings, as mentioned portraits, and use to do stain glass, but sold all that recently. and I still do wood working building furniture, etc. Thank you so much Lois and look forward to working with you.