Easter Cross Chalk Art Tutorial

Easter Cross Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

This has turned out to be one of my favorite pastel paintings. It really isn’t hard and you will be able to paint a beautiful Easter cross chalk art painting that you can enjoy for years. Let’s get started! You will need the following pastel colors: dark brown, medium brown, bright orange, bright yellow, dark […]

Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial

Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

This is a pastel painting that I completely thought up myself. The young moon – instead of the Old Man in the Moon! Supplies: I used a medium brown construction paper and these pastel colors: light brown, white, black, light and dark blue. Start with your young moon – place him a little more than half-way up […]

Dump Truck Chalk Art Tutorial

Dump Truck Chalk Art Tutorial with Bonus Toy Bulldozer Video Demonstration

This pastel should make all of you who love your Tonkas and Caterpillar trucks very happy! We are going to paint a pastel – a big dump truck chalk art– and it is easy! ~ Don’t miss the special video demonstration of a toy bulldozer at the end! You will only need three chalk pastel […]

Tangled Lanterns Art Tutorial – I See the Light

Tangled Lanterns Art Tutorial - I See the Light

This art tutorial is a tribute to the wonderful movie, Tangled. I think that the lanterns that Rapunzel saw for so many years from her tower are just so beautiful! Of course she finally got to see the lanterns in person with Flynn Rider! And some chalk pastel art of the Tangled lanterns is such […]

Chalk Pastel Snowman Art Tutorial

How to Draw a Snowman in Chalk Pastels

Down here in the south, we don’t have much of a chance to build a snowman because we don’t get much – if any – snow during the winter. So, in honor of our friends up north, who we understand are overly blessed with snow – we offer this simple chalk pastel snowman art tutorial. […]

Cardinals in Snow Chalk Art Tutorial

Cardinals in the Snow Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

I fell in love with the wonderful cardinal in snow painting that was posted on Pinterest by Runde’s Room art students and decided to translate it into a chalk pastel painting for you! These cardinals are so bright red, set against a background sky of aqua and blue…they are looking directly at the viewer (you!) […]

Lemon Chalk Art Tutorial

How to Draw a Lemon in Chalk Pastels

A lemon is just so refreshing! So we thought that a lemon chalk art tutorial would be a wonderful thing to enjoy here at the start of a new year. Now a lemon is a fairly simple shape. You can sketch a whole lemon or a lemon slice. We did both. This tutorial is wide […]

You Are An Artist: What’s Under Your Christmas Tree?

How to Draw Presents Under the Tree in Chalk Pastels

What’s under your Christmas tree? No, I am not the elf on the shelf spying at your gifts under the tree! I thought that this would be fun for all of you artists to paint a picture of YOUR Christmas tree (well, the bottom branches) and all of the secrets packaged in bright colored boxes […]

You ARE An Artist: What’s On Your Thanksgiving Table?

You ARE An Artist! Paint What is on Your Thanksgiving Table at Hodgepodge

What’s on your Thanksgiving Table? Thanksgiving is just around the bend, or shall I say, “Over the river and through the woods”…so I thought that we might indulge and paint what would be part of your Thanksgiving feast! On our table: Down in the southern states, where we are from, we have “Dressin’”, not ever, […]

Football Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Football Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial at Hodgepodge

For the Super Bowl, for football season, for celebrating tossing a ball in the backyard, we bring you… a chalk pastel football lesson! Colors needed: You will need red-brown, black, orange and bright red, and yellow pastel colors. Take a small piece of black pastel and draw good-sized curve on your paper. Attach another curve […]

Lavender Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Lavender Chalk Pastel Art at Hodgepodge

This is a different pastel painting that I bring to you today…it has very few colors, yet the colors are brilliant and bright.  The Uinta Mountains are in the state of Utah, far away from our home in the southeastern part of our country…but some of the family lived there for years and I have […]

Avenue of Oaks Chalk Art Tutorial

St. Simons Island - Avenue of Oaks

During this lesson, you will be able to visit a famous site on St. Simons Island, Georgia. For those of you that have never visited this barrier island off the coast, it is one of those dreamy, slow, humid places that are famous in Southern novels. You could pretend that this path or avenue leads […]

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