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Paint Interesting Old Architecture
Here is a quick tutorial on depicting old architecture artistically from the brightly colored underpainting to layers of loosely applied brushstrokes. In this lesson, I will paint the architecture of Charleston, SC.

Draw: Yes, Even YOU Can Learn to Draw!
Follow along using the Lesson Image and Square Grid or just watch.
Lesson Image Square Grid
Alt. Composition 1 Alt. Composition 2 Alt. Composition 3

Xplore! Paint Trees in Southern Colorado
Join me in The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado for a lesson on sketching trees in watercolor and pen right from my campsite

How to Paint White Irises in Acrylics and Oils
Paint bearded irises quickly with lively brushstrokes in this floral still life painting time lapse. I will instruct you in this tutorial for painting bearded irises by narrating how I painted these irises from my garden step by step.

Preparing to Paint From Photos
Learn to prepare your canvas with a glaze of color, select and crop your photo reference to scale, and an easy method for beginners to transfer that image to the canvas

Paint From Photos of a Botanical Garden
From my studio, I will go over my color palette and demonstrate the painting process from start to finish

Draw: Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners
Using a quadrant grid and a more detailed reference shot, I'll kickup the difficulty level slightly.
Lesson Image Square Grid
Alt. Composition 1 Alt. Composition 2 Alt. Composition 3

Paint Dove of Hope to Make Motivational Art
In this Xpress No talk All Action lesson, I'll demonstrate how to quickly paint an affirmation of hope represented by a white dove bathed in sunlight. I'll show you how to build colors to make the dove look warm and alive.

Xpress Watercolor Autumn Art with Coffee or Tea is Perfect for Invitations
With this quick step by step autumn watercolor scene tutorial, I'll show you how to make art featuring autumn leaves, acorns, berries, and your favorite hot beverage whether it be coffee, tea, chai, or hot chocolate.

Xplore! Draw, Camp While Traveling the Near Four Corners
Explore southeastern Utah in the US while camping in the Hovenweep National Monument. I'll give you pointers on how to sketch while traveling . . .
sketch camp!

Xpress! Quick Watercolor Demo of a Butterfly and Flowers
Watch and learn watercolor techniques wet on wet, wet on dry details, and using masking fluid

Create Christmas Card of Family Tree
Join me for this No Talk, All Action version of the painted family Christmas tree card

Xpress! Fast Autumn Watercolor Tutorial Using Fall Colors and Masking Fluid
In this watch and learn watercolor painting, Autumn Road, I will also use masking fluids to layer bright foliage over the lightly painted background. By observing this fast watercolor tutorial, you will learn how to start with a light watery background and build up to brilliant autumn colors

Pencil Sketch A Dog from a Photo
Using my pet, I'll demonstrate how to draw a dog from a photo. I'll go over why I think this is a good composition and offer tips on how you can pose your dog to get similar results. Initially, I'll draw without tracing or freehand. Drawings such as this make wonderful gifts and mementos of your special pup.

How to Paint Citrus in Watercolor and Mixed Media
Join me in exploring mixed media to paint citrus fruit. As usual, scroll down for the list of colors used in this painting. In this lesson, I'm depicting a small clementine using mainly watercolor plus gouache and pastel details.

Christmas Family Tree Art Activity!
Rows of loops become family members that you can minimally embellish while also becoming branches of the tree. Soon you'll have Christmas family tree art that you can use for Christmas cards or as a gift

What Makes a Good Watercolor Painting? When Should You Redo a Painting?
Which one do you think I painted first, and why did I choose to redo the painting? I'll give you some pointers on some good versus bad watercolor techniques while I repaint the scene.


Learn to Draw Water Lilies in One-point Perspective Using Graphite Pencils
I would like to demystify one-point perspective with a quick, loose lesson and then a full rendering of water lilies in a Monet inspired garden north of Atlanta, Georgia, Gibbs Gardens. Join me!

Draw: Fast Tutorial on How to Sketch Calves in Pencil
Join me, Trisha Selgrath, for a quick sketch tutorial on cows . . . or even better, learn how to draw baby cows! I’ve included some pictures of the stunning scenery and very cute calves.
• Two Calves • White-faced Calf
• Touched • Up Close • Moooove

Big News for My Art Students
My life is changing, and I will tell you the exciting news of how it will affect our art lesson format. I think you are going to love it!

Learn to Paint Captivating Flowers!
This is not your typical bouquet! Create an interesting composition. Join me, Trisha Selgrath, in learning how to paint this beautiful desert flower. Pointers from this video can be used in all your painting projects. I teach you how to select a good reference photo, balance warm and cool in your composition, and build your painting from the ground up.


Sketch Portraits in Watercolor Fast!
Thanks to a suggestion from a Subscriber, I have created this express watercolor portrait tutorial. No talk, all action! In this video, I am working from a photo taken of my son taken on his birthday. For this lesson, I am sketching with watercolor, no graphite. Building the composition from light to dark, I show how to have fun adding a lot of color.

Paint Memorable Moments in Your Life and Share
We all take more pictures and video than ever and that's because we know that those images have the ability to take us right back to that moment. Through my videos, I will help in choosing subject matter for paintings and how you can elevate that memory to fine art. Paint your legacy!

Paint Beautiful Places Like This Mountain Stream
We are visiting Sope Creek which has beautiful old ruins, but in this lesson, I am painting the river which used to feed the paper mill. I'll show you the easy way to layer foliage without getting fussy and overworked.

Stretching Canvas and Other Tips
from a Fine Art Reproduction Specialist

In addition to creating art and teaching art lessons, I am a fine art reproduction specialist and service provider. In this video, I am covering stretching printed images onto 8x10 standard wooden stretcher bars. Then, I will give tips on varnishing the reproductions.


Create a Star of Bethlehem Christmas Card in Under 20 Minutes!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Mary C. who joined our artzXpress family below. I will be sending this original card to her that she can keep or share with someone special! In this video, I'll teach you to make your own!

Experiment with Colorful Landscapes in Watercolor: Snowy Scene
Four times the fun! Join me in experimenting with creative color combinations for winter scenery in watercolor painting. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to paint a snowy landscape that you can use to make watercolor Christmas cards or framed gifts.

Portrait Demo of Billie Eilish
No talk, all action! Put on some Billie and watch me sling paint colored like Billie's hair. Then I'll do a detailed color pencil rendering of her face. Enjoy!

Artists Explaining Their Work: Coastal Plein Air
I have an interest in artists explaining their work, and I thought you may too. Relax, while I give you an artist guide to artwork. I have spent a lifetime creating art and this plein air painting nearly ended my outdoor painting experience before it got started. I'll explain some of the challenges faced and why I'm so happy that I persevered.


Draw: Using Your Travel Photos
Learn how to select photos that will translate into interesting drawings and then watch me turn one of my pictures into a graphite pencil drawing of Arches National Park in Utah. • Video Drawing ReferenceThree SistersBouldersDragon RockTristed TreeVista


Daffodils for Crayons. Quick Demo
I know that sometimes you just want to color. You can select the gray outline for a fine art look or a black outline for a more graphic, coloring book style.
Print:
Daffodilsblack.PDF

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Advanced Coloring Techniques
Get out your crayons for this one! Below I have provided a PDF of the tulips that you can print out for free or draw your own.
Print:
TulipBlack.PDF

GrayTulips.jpg


Florida Fall Plein Air, Artists Explaining Their Work
As a painter myself, I have an interest in artists explaining their work and I thought you may too so here is a quick explanation of mine. I’m Trisha Selgrath and I have spent a lifetime creating art and this plein air painting of Florida’s Forgotten Coast in the Fall is one of several created while on a painting trip with fellow Atlanta artists.

Hidden Meaning Revealed in Beach Painting: Artists Explaining Their Work
Trisha Selgrath here explaining the hidden meaning of my realistic oil painting, Family Vacation. I have always been interested in artists explaining their work so I thought you may too.


Hidden Meaning Revealed in Beach
Painting: Artists Explaining Their Work

Trisha Selgrath here explaining the hidden meaning
of my realistic oil painting, Family Vacation. I have
always been interested in artists explaining their
work so I thought you may too

How to Create a Grand Illusion With Paint: Depth, Color, and Texture
In this lesson, I'll talk you through the mixing of color and application of paint to create the illusion of depth on your canvas. 

Sketching Harry Styles
Loosen up a little and have fun sketching in graphite.


Why did I paint glass on the rocks? Find out on artists explaining their work.
Hi! Trisha Selgrath here. Join me for a few minutes while I explain the meaning behind this work of art.

Create Rustic Pet Ornaments for a Meaningful Holiday Craft
You may choose to paint your dog, cat, hamster, or frog! Create a forever keepsake. Acrylic paints were used for this project on a birch wood tag.

Re-defined for Life. My story of divine inspiration.
Like many of you, I sometimes felt lost on my artistic 
journey. I often wondered why I felt so compelled to create  and if my work was valued by the viewer.

Re-defined for Life. My story of divine inspiration.
Like many of you, I sometimes felt lost on my artistic journey. I often wondered why I felt so compelled to create and if my work was valued by the viewer.


Draw Glass! Fun with Mixed Media on Toned Blue Paper.
Draw an olive oil bottle! Hi, I'm Trisha Selgrath of artzXpress and here's a quick study that you can set up at home. Take a glass object and light it from one side so that it casts an interesting shadow.

Sketching Reflections and Shadows of Cut Glass
Follow my "no talk, all action" tutorial of art experimentation with graphite pencils, pastels, and pastel pencils on blue tinted mixed media paper.

Advanced Coloring Techniques
Get out your crayons for this one! Below I have provided a PDF of the tulips that you can print out for free or draw your own.
Print:
TulipBlack.PDF

GrayTulips.jpg

How to Paint Like the Pros and Bring the Outdoors In
These art lessons on landscapes can apply to anywhere though so join me in the studio while I, Trisha Selgrath, give hints and tips on how to paint from vacation snapshots in oil or acrylic.This lesson will highlight creating depth, composition, and mixing colors.


Ordinary to Remarksble: Painted Landscape Tutorial
Join me in the studio while I paint "Sunset Storm" from photos taken from our campsite within the Hovenweep National Monument in southeastern Utah near the Four Corners region.


Landscape Basics in Oil and Acrylic
Sky, Background, Foreground. Join me, Trisha Selgrath, for this quick lesson where I teach you the basics for a successful composition while painting sun speckled western landscapes.

Realistic Still Life Explained by Artist
In this abbreviated video of art Xplained, I will guide you through my thought processes for creating this oil painting. I'll show the painting that started my fascination with Realism and point out which elements I chose to make higly detailed and which I left more painterly.

Draw a Dog Fast! No Talk, All Action
Using graphite pencils, I will demonstrate sketching the composition and shading to create texture and depth.

How to Paint Like the Pros
These art lessons on landscapes can apply to anywhere though so join me for hints and tips on how to paint from vacation snapshots in oil or acrylic.This lesson will highlight creating depth, composition, and mixing colors.



Make a card with or without the provided image
Quick and easy! Click on the jpeg below to use in making a greeting card. The image is not being licensed to you for commercial reproduction.
Print: roses4card.jpg



Paint Modern Looking Roses

No talk, all action time lapse demonstration about painting fast and loose roses on 8x8 inch wood panel surfaces. Makes a great gift!

Remember, no one can express you better than you!

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