Artwork Topics

Your artwork resource center. All types of information such as batik, calligraphy, decorative painting, decoupage, drawing, oil painting, pastels and more.

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Artwork Videos

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Acrylic Painting

Learn how to paint with acrylic paints. These sites teach you about acrylic painting.

Art Lessons

Learn the basics of drawing, painting and more with these art lessons.


Batik is the art of decorating cloth by brushing melted wax on to a fabric and then dipping the fabric into dye.

Brushes & Painting Tools

All about artwork brushes - oil, acrylic, watercolor - and other painting tools.


The dictionary defines calligraphy as "fancy penmanship or the art of writing beautiful". Calligraphy is art of handwriting and lettering using fonts, pen, paper and ink. Lot of calligraphy information and on-line calligraphy tutorials are here.

Canvas Basics

How to stretch the canvas, types of canvas, etc.

Catalogs - Free Catalogs

Do you still like to thumb through catalogs to shop for art supplies and kits? Or to get inspiration for creating a unique artwork project? Here's a comprehensive alphabetically list of manufacturers and stores that have free crafting and hobby catalogs you can request mailed to your home. Most of the free art and craft catalogs can be delivered to your mailbox but a few are only available online. Request one of the free catalogs or request them all and see how much fun it can be shopping from the comfort of your home.

Chalk Painting

Chalk painting is also known as street painting and madonnaro. It is the art form of using sidewalks, pavement as a canvas and transformint it into a beautiful picture.

China Painting

Learn how to paint porcelain or china.

Color Charts

Color charts, shading charts, etc.

Color Wheel

How to use a color wheel?

Conversion Charts - Paint

Are you looking for a paint color conversion chart?  You are at the right place!

There are so many times I've needed to find a similar color paint when I can't find a brand that's listed in a painting project.

I've also needed to change the type of paint for a project I'm working on.

I may want to find an acrylic paint color to match an oil paint. (I love acrylic paints!) If you happen to enjoy using acrylic paint as much as I do, you will surely want to check out our Acrylic Painting page for inspiration!

This is the perfect time to use a paint color conversion chart.  On this page, you can find links to many helpful conversion charts.

There are so many grades of paint in which you might be interested. You will be able to find craft paints, student paints, and artist grade paints along with the color conversions for various brands.

The conversion charts you will find on this page make it easy to find the various names that brands use for their colors. 

For example, if you are looking for grey, you will find "charcoal gray", "dark grey" and "Payne's gray", and they will all be interchangeable depending on the brand you prefer or have easy access to.

Some of the paint conversion charts will even tell you where you can purchase a particular paint brand and color. Check out this extremely helpful conversion chart on the last page of the acrylic art tutorial to find many paint brands, colors, and places to purchase.

Just use the links below to find the right paint conversion chart for you!

Decorative Painting - Basics & Tutorials

Decorative painting is an artform with includes several categories. At decorative painting, which is sometimes referred to as tole painting, is the decorating of functional and non-functional items by painting on them. The painting medium used for decorative painting is oils or acrylics; today, most commonly acrylic paint is used because of the easy cleanup. We offer tutorials, basic, charts and lots of useful information for the beginner or advanced decorative painting artist.


Decoupage is the very old art of decorating an area with cut paper images and applying them to a wood, glass or metal surface by sealing the paper to a surface using several coats of glue or finish. Photographs, cards, invitations, stamps are a few of the types of material used on decoupage projects. Decoupage can add creative and artistic touch to vases, picture frames, boxes, lamps, furniture, dishes and more. Let your imagination soar!


Pencil! Charcoal! Pen! Crayon! Drawing is the art of sketching by lines an object, plan or design with a drawing medium, esp. one made with pencil, pen, crayon or charcoal. You will find tutorials, the basics and more.

Fabric Painting

Fabric painting offers the crafter the means of creative expression with fabric. Transform fabric into one-of-a-kind, breathtaking and fashionable creations.


Faux finishing is the technique of applying paint to a surface which makes it look like stone or wood.


Trying to find an decorative painting project? Or are you interested in decoupage? What about fabric painting or bie dying? has a huge selections of artwork patterns and projects for all types of artwork. In addition, we are continually adding new projects and they are ALL FREE! Have fun browsing through the categories.

Glossary of Art Terms

Sites with a glossary of art terms and meanings.

Guilds & Clubs

Decorative painting guilds and clubs.

Interesting Links

Links to some interesting artwork sites.

Hex Signs

Learn about Hex signs used by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Oil Painting

Lessons, tips, hints and more in oil painting for beginners and experienced painters.

Painting - Other Techniques and Lessons

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Painting Software, Videos

Learn how to paint with the aid of videos, software, etc.

Painting Tips and Hints

Lots of painting tips and hints. Browse the sites.

Painting Tutorials

Painting Tutorials - Site with free painting tutorials.


Pastels are somethings referred to as chalk. Learn how to paint and draw using pastels.

Sponge Painting

Sponging adds texture and depth to your project. To learn more and have fun with this painting technique.


What is artwork technique stippling? In artwork it is the technique of painting, drawing and engraving using small dots to create the image.

Strokes - Painting Strokes

Learn basic painting strokes. Decorative painting brush stokes, i.e, loading, floating, shading, etc.

Tools in Painting

Learn all about the painting supplies - brushes, paints, palettes, palette knives and other supplies.

Watercolor Painting

What is watercolor? It is the art or technique of painting with a water-soluble medium. offers watercolor information, books and online lessons in watercolor.

Words of Wisdom

Tips, hints and suggestions for decorative painting, folk art painting, etc.

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