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Natural Art Projects & Materials

The beautiful art that was created in my latest “Nature Art Class” was pretty amazing. Especially considering they used natural plant stalks as paint brushes and celery and potatoes as printing devices. See their creations below!

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“Non-toxic Painting” Article in Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Click image to read my latest article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine’s May 2012 issue. Non-toxic Painting – An Eco Oil Painting Guide

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Earth Paints & Nature Art Class

We will celebrate Earth Day with an all natural earth art class. I will demonstrate how you can make your own earth paints from natural clay. And then we will paint smooth river rock stones and/or drift wood with earth paints. We’ll make eco stationary with leaf, veggie & flower prints and Native American paint […]

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Review of “Simple Pleasures” Eco Children’s Book

My children’s book, “Simple Pleasures”, just got its first review on Veg Books (which reviews only natural, animal friendly or vegetarian promoting books). The book features 24 original watercolor paintings of children enjoying themselves in nature with no plastic or batteries necessary. The book is now available for sale on my Earth Paints website $9.95 […]

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New Earth Paint Video

Watch the process of making earth oil paint from start (climbing a mountain) to finish (brushing paint on the canvas)!

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Nature Inspired Art Class for 8-13 year olds

Saturday March 17 10AM – 12 PM Go green” in the art studio for St. Patty’s Day and for the Earth and learn how to make earth paints from natural pigments and colored clay. Create your own brushes from plant stalks and use your new artist tools to create unique and natural art projects including […]

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Earth Based Children’s Book is finished!

After a year of hard work I’ve finished illustrating my first chilldren’s book, “Simple Pleasures”, and it has been published by the author, Myron Cretney. “Simple Pleasures” is an earth-centered book about enjoying nature and how you can have fun without batteries and gadjets at any age. The book is for sale for $9.95 plus $5 shipping […]

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Earth Paint Kits Are Here!

Paint your world with colors from the earth Children’s Earth Paint Kit Two new easy-to-use kits make wonderful holiday gifts! These naturally colored clays—some millions of years old—are collected from the earth, dried, crushed, and sifted to create the pure pigments used in my kits. The resulting paint is very high quality, completely Earth friendly, and […]

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Interviewed by 11 year old Journalism Students

I was very honored to be interviewed by a Journalism class at Willow Wind School last month. Here is the winning class interview by Hazel Richards and Dana Baughman. Local Earth Artist: Makes Paint from the Earth By Hazel Richards and Dana Baughman Local artist Leah Mebane creates abstract oil paintings using pigments from the earth. […]

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Weekend at an Oregon Artist Retreat

I spent a wonderful weekend at the Chinook Artist Retreat in Klamath Falls two weeks ago. The grounds were pretty amazing with a huge, light-filled studio (windows all the way around), a separate living space with bedroom and access to a big living room, dining room and kitchen. And the best part, a beautiful bath house with […]

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