Where Can I Learn To Draw And Paint? | The Thrill Of Art Will Excite You

Where Can I Learn To Draw And Paint? | The Thrill Of Art Will Excite You


No Special Skills Needed To Have Fun

Online art lessons was needed growing up. (Sadly no internet back then.) But loved to draw! It didn’t matter what the subject was. Where can I learn to draw and paint was no longer an option.

Just establishing the fundamentals of good art, it was meant for me to learn and master. Friends would also give me encouragement. But even without it, I always held the drive and desire.

Later, it had gotten to a point that everyone wanted me to draw pics for them.  No one ever thought about how time consuming a good drawing or painting can be (I guess they figured I had nothing else better to do).

Drawing along with oil painting was fun and creative, but a little messy, lol. I knew it would only be a matter of time when success would be mine. Overtime, I knew learning brush on stretched canvas would be an accomplished task. With all the time now we spend at home, this is a fantastic way to try your hand with Free Online Art Lessons.

For me, hanging out at the art museum in Chicago was just as exciting as hanging out on the basketball court with the fellows. Viewing the works of the old masters of the 16th century such as Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, etc; always had me leaving the museum thinking, “How the hell they do that?!”

Looking at the work of the old 16th masters always gave me a thrill no one else could understand. A person would need an artist mind and eye to appreciate good art.

Realizing with the right tools, such as taking online courses, and investing a little time in myself, I’d be as good as any of the other amazing artist of current times and past. (Not like those old masters, but I’ll get as close as I can).

Sometime the technique of art and just learning the skills can feel like it’s something that’s beyond your creative reach. But when you really look at everything with a broad and creative mind, you know this is something you want to do.

Families are always in search of fun things to do together. Now you and the whole family can create your favorite things together. Spending quality, family time together is what it’s all about!

Lately, we all spend a lot of time at home. Now we must utilize that time and do something constructive. This is the perfect time to try something new, If you’ve never tried any art related projects before. Maybe you’re already somewhat of an artist at the beginner level, now you can explore your skills.

Ron’s gallery of original oils, charcoal drawings and acrylic paintings are on display here.

I love creative art. Painting and drawing (among other things) is something I enjoy very much. I utilized the techniques offered from the series of ‘Online Art Lessons’ just to show what can be done just by following what’s taught. You can do the same! It’s easy, simple & fun!

Manhattan Beach pier, oil on canvas, 26 x 30, $1000

Surfs up at Manhattan Beach, 24 x36, Acrylic Painting, $2400

“My Deceased Dog Pumpkin Lying On Her Favorite Blanket”  Rat Terrier Breed, Oil Painting on Canvas, 18 x 24 x 1.0 (Not For Sale)
 Light Brown & White In Color, Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 15 x 30 x 1.5,  $300

“My Collie Wants To Know What’s On Your Mind?” Lemon & White In Color, Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.0  $225


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ” The Most Noblest Of Them All.” Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 16 x 20 x 1.0, $500

rons creations

English Bulldog, “Friendly And Goofy-Looking, But Lovable,” Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 18 x 24 x 1.0,  $200


“A Beagle Pup On A Cloudy And Chilly Day.” Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.0  $200

“A Patient Dalmatian Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay.” Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 16 x 20 x 1.0 (Sold)
No Doubt About It,
Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 18 x 24 x 1.0  $225

Oil Painting on Canvas, 18 x 24 x 1.0 Price:  $175

“Lady Of The Night.” Oil Painting on Canvas, 18 x 24 x 1.0 $300

Between 1789 To 1799. Oil Painting On Board, 44 x 44 x 1.5 (Not For Sale)

“Cabin in the woods” 12 x 16, oil painting  $175


Oil Painting on Canvas, 20 x 16 x 1.0  (Not For Sale)


Oil Painting on Canvas, 36 x 25.5 x 2.0  $700



Charcoal On Board. 23 x 27 x 2.0. $1,000

 Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.5  $225  


Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 x 1.5  $400

                                                   Surprised Lady 16×20 acrylic

Lets get acquainted. Let me know what’s happening in your world of creativity: rjkennedy1000@gmail.com

My Transition From Canvas Paintings To Drawings.


Putting My Creative Drawings Skills To Work

Although oil & acrylic painting, along with watercolor was my love later in life, I first started with pencil drawing sketches and learning how to utilize color with pencils. I admit I wasn’t that good with watercolors or charcoal, but now a little better. LOL.

Having a creative mind and studying cartooning skills, putting together a humor book was a long time idea that finally rose to the forefront. I love writing humor that folks can relate to.

Now don’t get me wrong! I haven’t given up on my oil painting and watercoloring, I just want to show that you can be creative in other areas as well.

Putting together this new project was a task. Centering on a comical idea that could help prepare lonely singles on what to expect, as far as personalities are concerned, has never been done.

I thought it would be great if a person knew about an individual BEFORE they get totally involved with him or her. In other words, It’ll be like having your own personal and private ‘Crystal Ball.’ This crazy book is their crystal ball.

Presented in a ‘Show and Tell’ format, this guidebook offers the single individual an hilarious glimpse into the personality of the opposite sex. The wacky information from this book will somewhat enable a person to prepare their game plan in advance.

They would have insight on what to expect in terms of  a person’s occupation, favorite foods, drinks, music, movies, tv shows, sports, hobbies, type of car, last book read, turn ons/turn offs, secret fantasy, astrological sign, personality, Ideal mate, where to meet, goal, & rating.

Now with all this information in the single person’s possession (for what it’s worth), and a well thought out plan of action, any man or woman can be theirs.  Here’s a sample profile on one of the characters in this book.

Watch This Short Slide Video Of Some Funny Characters Still Searching For Love.

I put this character’s profile at the top of my comedy ‘hit’ list. I gave myself a good laugh while creating this one. Although, all my characters profile’s give me a good feeling, this one represents many whiners living in our society today.

The men out there who’s still attached to mom’s apron strings. The spoiled type looking for love, affection and pampering. (The same affection mom gave him when she help tuck him in at night with his milk and cookies).

Ladies, when seeking a dating partner, here’s an example of what you could possibly end up with:

‘Mama’s Boy’

VITAL STATISTICS – Age: 24 to 49, Height: 5’7″ to 6’4″, Weight: Excess Baby Fat

OCCUPATION – You may find this type working in a toy discount warehouse facility. Or maybe you’ll run across this type sweeping hair at the neighborhood barber shop, working part-time at a nursery or helping his parents out in the family owned hardware store.


FAVORITE FOODS – Dining with him will consist of a plate of warm baby cabbages, macaroni & cheese, and a Milky Way bar.

For lunch, you’ll share a peanut butter sandwich, two candy canes and a huge bowl of alphabet soup.

Dinner will be a Happy Meal from McDonalds, loaded with chicken nuggets and a chocolate chip cookie.

FAVORITE DRINKS – Wanna stay in and have drinks with this thumb sucking mama’s boy? If so, then be prepared to spend a cozy, romantic evening in front of the fireplace sipping Nestle Chocolate NesQuik.

Also, he’ll talk you into downing a couple of swigs of prune juice. According to his crazy philosophy, this will loosen ya’ll bowels thoroughly and help ease any anxiety progression towards a decent sexual performance.

….but first, he must call mom to get tips on the best positions!

FAVORITE MUSIC – ‘The Flintstones’ opening theme song will be high on his Top 10 chart. Also, you’ll be dancing to the beat from the ‘Three Stooges’ jingle and ‘The Simpsons’. (hey, those guys are his idols).

FAVORITE MOVIES/TV SHOWS – This childish joker will expect you to accompany him in viewing old video taped reruns of ‘Bozo’s Circus,’ and ‘the Disney Classics.’ Your fun-filled evening will also include MTV, and ‘Tom & Jerry’ cartoons.

FAVORITE SPORTS/HOBBIES – His hobby activities will include sand castle building, competitive dog & cat grooming and spit-shining old rusty wagon wheels. As far as the physical fitness portion is concerned, his legs receive plenty of exercise from jumping up and down when he doesn’t get his way.

TYPE OF CAR – He’ll really think he’s impressing you when he picks you up in a pint-size Yugo or ‘clown car,’ which will display his newly customized Donald and Daffy Duck interior.

(he’ll glow with pride when he tells you that it took every cent from his piggy bank to get the job done).

LAST BOOK- ‘Bedwetting Made Easy’ by Dr. Phil A. Bladder

TURN-ON’S – Tootsie Roll Pops with the bubble gum center, a well-oiled skateboard and a woman who enjoys 24-hour cartoon marathons.

TURN-OFF’S – Bossy women who are into competitive sports, a toy store going out of business, feminist groups and a chick that has a hand shake stronger than his.

SECRET FANTASY – To hold firm in his possession the largest collection of Harry Potter Magic and Mystery novels.


PERSONALITY – Still probably still camping out at home, this immature clown is half way through a mind alteration process.

Having strong family ties, he’s very sensitive to the suggestions and wishes of mom.

He’ll always compare you and your cooking to dear ol’ mom.

IDEAL WOMAN – To be a mirror image of mom.

WHERE TO MEET – You can find this type usually at any Toys-R-Us, his mama’s favorite neighborhood supermarket, the corner cany store or the video arcade.

GOAL – To one day, meet and marry a woman just like good ol’ mom.

RATING – 2.4…..You probably think to yourself, you wish you had a way to study a character’s profile of this type before you started dating. Your relationship with this man could go either way.

But the long-term lecture from him constantly comparing you to his mother, could be bad for your mental health. A very stressful thing! Unfortunately, If you have a mental collapse, this could possibly lead to drastic actions. Do you have any idea which actions I’m referring to?

Those actions that you know will eventually come; such as You going to the penitentiary and him?… to the graveyard!



100 Replies to “Where Can I Learn To Draw And Paint? | The Thrill Of Art Will Excite You”

  1. I really like the animal/pet images you’ve created at the start of the article, but the painting that really stands out to me, is the Ghetto Life During The Summer piece. 

    I really like the way it captures the madness of a built up area like the Ghetto, and I love the colours you have used on the concrete and the main building. Very interesting style of artwork.

    1. Thank you Chris. This ti one of my favorite pieces as well. Capturing the concept within inner city living was very interesting to paint. I think it’s a very complete piece of work.

  2. Oh I love the paintings of the dogs. I actually have a dalmatian and your painting depicts the breed of dog very well! How long does it take you to do each of these paintings? I think my favourite one out of all these is the Ghetto Life In The Summer one. I just like the feel of it and how it transported me to a life like scene. Was this inspired by an actual place you knew, or just something you imagined? Very well done!

    1. Thank you Liz for checking in. It seems most folks love dog paintings. It always reminds them of their current or former pet they once had. Each painting size varies. Oil paintings may take longer as opposed to acrylic paintings (depending on how detailed it is.) So each creative time varies. 

      The Ghetto painting touches on a little of my past as a young boy, but not as bad as the painting displays.

  3. Hi Ron! These are really amazing pieces. I enjoyed very much going through your gallery. There is this artistic experience in each one of your works that makes me recognize you’ve been doing this for a long time. We mature as humans. And the art we create matures too. My favorite is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Can you ship to any country in the World?

    1. Hi Henry. I’m glad you enjoyed my work. Yes, I’ve been painting for a number of years, since the 70’s. I enjoy this very much. I’m not just a painter of animals, but a creative painter in general. As far as shipping a piece of artwork goes, it depends on where you are located. Size and weight also determines the cost of shipping. Where are you located? Once I get more info from you, i’ll let you know.

  4. I must say that this is great Ron. I like unique work and your pictures are simply amazing. I think that it is definitely worth the price as it can make every house more beautiful and elegant. I can see A patient Dalmation as a super gift to my friend who already have this dog. Thanks a lot for sharing your collection, its brilliant.

    1. Thanks Daniel for checking in with me and the compliments. I love connecting my art to what people’s taste would be. Most folks seem to love their animals. I really don’t want to label myself just a ‘painter of animals,’ but a painter of ALL things. 

  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, this post shows pure creativity and I must confess that in I’m in love with every painting you made on this post but the one that caught my eyes was that of the ghetto life during the summer it reminds me of my childhood memories back there nice piece of art. Will definitely get that.

    1. Thanks for the compliment Seun. I try to display my works that suits all. It seems my ‘Ghetto life during the summer’ is liked by many that view my page. But my animals are also an ‘eye catcher’. Let me know if you’re really interested in my ‘ghetto’ scene. 

  6. Your Collie picture is so beautiful. Anyone can just look at this and feel better about their day. Are they all your dog? The ghetto life is hilarious, your art reminds me of some artist in NYC subway, maybe you can sell it to them too. Have you completed any of your humor book yet? They look good, remind me that I used to love reading comic strips. Great work. 

    1. Hi Nuttanee. I’m glad to see you like certain animal breeds. Collies are pretty, with their golden and brown fur. A joy to paint, as all of them were. The ‘Ghetto’ scene could take place in any city and could be a part of anyone’s past life. It’s something we all could relate to.

  7. These paintings are amazing!  I would like to think I have a creative side but I don’t think I could ever do this.  For the animal lover this is a great way to decorate.  I really like the French Revolution creation.  I love history and this is a great way to show it.

    1. Thanks Jeff. I love to paint and display my joy out to others through my work. Yes these animals would decorate someone’s family room. The French Revolution was a most noticeable part of history. Many past history books touched on this era. (Glad I didn’t have to live through those times). 

  8. Hi Ron,

    I have read your “mama’s boy article”. You have a good sense of humor. I was really smiling just imagining your protagonist. Do you have more of this humorous posts? I like to read those.. 

    About your gallery. You are really a talented guy. I could not even make a simple drawing. But for you, from acrylic to oil to charcoal, you nailed everything. Nice pieces of art…

    1. Hi my friend emman. Glad you enjoyed my gallery of paintings and ‘mama’s boy’ cartoon character profile. I put a lot of work into these projects to make them the best they can be. Thank you for the compliment. As far as seeing more of my funny characters, then go here: https://www.smashwords.com/boo

  9. These are some amazing and creative paintings and I have always wished I was able to paint like this. I guess it is more like a gift rather than something that could be learned. These are really amazing and there are not a lot of people that are this good and willing to show their ability to the world. 

    For being able to do this shows just how amazing and courageous you are. I really wish you all the best as you go after your dreams.

    1. Thanks Jay for checking out my work. Painting, along with music, is my life. That is something you never tire of! You are right when you stated this is a gift. When I was younger, I never knew how involved in art I would be. But as time evolved, I became deeper involved and all worked out for the better. Please share my works with others.

  10. Great pieces of art work, they remind me of my childhood dream of making drawings and paintings. Realistically speaking, it’s no longer possible now that I am already busy with business. So, to convert my passion into something profitable, I’d love selling art-related stuffs with my online store. With your works, if I buy one of them like for example, that painting of the Adult Beagle Relaxing on Sunday, will there be another copy of it, if one of my customers got interested to have a similar painting? I asked this because, I am interested in reselling them via my websites.

    1. Hi Gomer, thanks for visiting. I visited the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago, and saw many beach vendors selling other artist work. Very nice paintings and drawings on display. (Just goes to show how much talents around). These vendors sold the art on a commission based agreement with each artist. 

      With my work, for example you mentioned ‘Adult Beagle Relaxing on a Sunday Afternoon,’ you would purchase the painting. Then, print up copies and sell to your customers. We can work out agreement based on each print sell. Let me know what you think?  

  11. Wow, you’re an artist. I haven’t seen such creative and imaginative images in a long time. What is fabulous is that you created these animals and especially this dogs.
    Now I have a favorite, English Bulldog, “Friendly And Goofy-Looking, But Lovable,” Acrylic Painting on Canvas and I want to ask you if there is a possibility to order such a creation online? I live in Romania, Europe. Thanks and keep in touch!

    1. Thank you for commenting my friend. Those paintings I display on my site are just for viewing only. I’m not selling any paintings online. I’m just showing my readers, who has an interest in art or wanna develop new skills, that they can learn the techniques of painting and drawing. These amazing lessons helped me and can help you too.



  12. Hi ! Your oils and acrylic paintings are so nice. It reminds me the time I was learning how to draw and how to paint on canvas with all those shades and color gradient. I have to say that you have great talent as you can do anything from painting to drawings. I really like the Ghetto Life, it is an outstanding piece of art. Thank you for sharing !

    1. Hello Lauranne, thank you for checking in with me. I love art and love communicating with other art lovers. I see you also, at one point, had an interest in the art field. I feel it’s my job to offer help to those who want to develop their skills. Here are the online lessons I took, step by step, to better myself regarding art: 


  13. What a fun and creative article you have here. I am actually really impressed with all the things you’ve drawn. Especially the dogs! I love dogs and seeing the beagle ones made me so happy. You’re really talented and I really hope that you keep on doing what you love because the payout is huge. Do you sell your art or do you just keep it to yourself as a form of therapy sessions to distract your mind? How long does it take you to finish a paining like the ones you showed us?

    1. Hello my friend. I paint mainly because if I didn’t, I’d probably be out holding up banks and liquor stores! LOL!! No, just joking. This is something that was just in me. Like to learn all the techniques. So to answer your question, no therapy required. Time varies from each painting. Depending on size. So I guess average time on each dog painting would be 2 -3 days. Please share my post.  

  14. As a fellow artist and dog lover I felt a deep connection to your work. I actually did an online art class in college for one of my electives. It was fun and I learned a lot. I can definitely see the progression in your skills throughout the various pieces that you displayed. Keep up the great work!

  15. Great article about online art lessons.  I’m glad that you shared this info because we especially need this nowadays.  Adults and kids need to continue the creative outlet so they feel motivated.  I also enjoyed all the art samples that you have posted.  Best wishes for your online art lessons.  

    1. Thank you AlyseS for your kind words. With most families together at home and everything done now online, learning art and doing projects together can be a fun family event. You’re never too old to learn something new. We all have a little talent deep within us; we just have to bring it to the surface. Please share this with others. 

  16. Hello dear. What an amazing piece of art you have there, I was browseingsearching online when I saw your post,I really believe these is exactly what my son needs, your art are worth the price, I will surely do some recommendations, thanks for the info, I think I’ll be purchasing your art right away

    1. Thank you my friend for your kind complement. Art is fun for all ages. Unfortunately, the paintings I display of my work is not for sale. I’m just showing my readers how the ‘online art classes’ helped me. If you go to the link below, it will give you more info on the art lessons that your son can involve himself in. Also please share my post.


  17. Incredible work of art you have here,These paintings are amazing! I would like to think I have a creative side but I don’t think I could ever do this. For the animal lover this is a great way to decorate. I really like the French Revolution creation. I love history and this is a great way to show it…I hope to learn for your tips here and put them to practice…
    Thanks so much for showing the woryyhe beauty of art

    1. Never doubt yourself Evans, we all have some hidden talent within us. It’s just a matter of bringing it to the forefront. Most people love trying their hand at art. We sit at home a lot now-a-day, so we might as well try being creative with something new. Please share my post,

  18. OMG! This is an amazing art work,  it is not just beautiful alone but it resonate a lot of feelings, passions and reinsert the scenarios or events that most people have with their pet dogs.

    I love your painting style, the neatness of the work and all that…i find it difficult to identify a bad painting from your work because I believe you the painting are great, I am impressed with what you have done here.

    1. Hi Blessed. Thank you for the complement. Creating paintings isn’t difficult. It’s fun. During this ‘lockdown’ at home, we all can learn new and different things. So Instead of tv, eating and drinking, we can spend quality family time together. You saw what online lessons helped me create. 


      (For some reason, I just got hung up on dogs at the time). But you can get into whatever makes you feel good.

  19. It is an eye-catching and unique website in both niche and presentation. 

    It is not common, at least from my experience that art is found being promoted on the internet, and this has certainly been a first for me. 

    I love how you present your products and indeed how you bring Mama’s boy to life. The dog paintings are awesome and professional!

    A lot of experience is revealed in the paintings, even more when you detail the characters of Mama’s boy in text. I guess will be even more interesting for those in both the art and comic worlds.

    1. Hi Allan, thanks for stopping by. A good friend of mine back-in-the-day, also named Allan was a great artist. My inspiration (May God Rest his soul). I love painting and drawing. My online art classes will give the beginner a great start in learning the basic art fundamentals. Maybe you should give it a try Allan? Also Please share my post with others.

  20. Hi Ron

    Practice and dedication will certainly make one a better artist. 

    With more time on our hands at present taking an online drawing lesson is a great idea and will help develop much creativity. How long do the lessons go for?

    Drawing is a great way to relax and mentally remove yourself from the everyday pressure of life. 

    Maybe one day we can be as good as the masters. 



    1. Yes Bernardo, practice makes perfect! Definitely a form of great mind relaxation. To answer your question, my friend, the lessons go for as long as you remain a member. As VIP member, you’ll have access to over 400 paint and drawing art classes and courses. We add new free tutorials each week. Bernardo, give it a try! Also please share my site with others.

  21. Your drawing says so much. You’re a dog lover, full of fun, and easy-going. I love the dog paintings. It reminds me of Uncle Jones the neighborhood artist. He always gathered the kids around him anytime he was painting. And his characters looked very lively, just like the dog paintings you made.

    To most people, you may not be Picasso, or Renoir, or any of the famous artists that have journeyed through this earth, but your paintings communicate a warmth that makes me want to sit and watch you paint.

    1. Thank you israel for commenting on my site and the artwork. I don’t know why I painted so many doggie pics? (I guess ol’ uncle jones would’ve been proud.) I’ve always said that there’s a little creativity in us all. I’d love to been around when the old masters were painting. (Those guys even make their own paint). Israel, give it try yourself? 


      Doing this stay at home time, this is perfect to try something new. Please share my link with others!

  22. Hello there, This is an amazing article that you have got here. I enjoyed going through this article, it was worth the time. Your paintings are great and very beautiful to look upon. However, some of those tips you shared are quite important for any one who intends to go into a relationship to have a discuss about. I pick some points to discuss with my fiance.

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hello my friend. I’m glad you enjoyed my work. I want to thank you for the time you spent on my site. Anyone can become a good artist if they put their mind to it. Deep inside, there’s a spark of art talent within us all. You just have to bring it out. Check it out. Give it a try, go here: 


  23. As a learning designer, I see the importance of looking at drawings and paintings for inspiration when creating online courses. When I started reading the post I really thought it was about drawings and paintings and online course creation but was positively surprised when I kept on reading and found out it was about improving your chances of impressing a date and how to understand the person’s personality. Indeed, it gives a boost to the possibilities of dating success.

    1. Hello my friend. Thank you for stopping by with your comment. Being a designer then you then you probably under stan the ins and outs of the art world. My designing only has been done on paper or canvas. The first half of my site is about online courses and how later, I made the transition from painting & drawing to creating a book. I know everyone is not going to create comic books, after learning the art courses. That’s just how I specifically utilized my drawing and creative skills. Please pass along my post to others.

  24. hello dear, thanks alot for sharing these wonderful review with us , wow what wonderful content you have here, i was actually doing some research online when i saw your post,  your website is plain and simple very simple and easy to navigate and understand, i already saved it so as to come back for future reference, thanks for the info, ill surely do some recommendation

    1. Skuchmane, I’m happy u visited my site. Although, your comment sounds identical to one i read before, i’ll just assume it’s original. I remember now! You mentioned before about doing online research and saw my post. You also mentioned, how my online program can help your son with his art. (Kids of all ages can take these classes.) If you are serious, I’ll supply the link again. Here it is: 


  25. Hey nice article you have there, your works are indeed beautiful and impressive. My love for art works are boundless, as it portrays silent message. I have learnt a whole lot of new ideas and tips from your lessons, I will definitely bookmark this page for referencing while I practice every single step discussed. I always love learning new things. Keep the good work, warm regards

    1. Thank you my friend. So if I understand you correctly, you dabble now a little bit in art as well. So are you taking the free lessons already? (You say you’ve learned a lot.) Art is a great mind relaxer. Helped me out a lot! Pass this link along to others that have an interest in learning art! Here’s the link….


  26. Hello there, This is an amazing article that you have got here. The paintings are very beautiful and were the first thing that got my interest in your website. I enjoyed reading through this article and the experience you shared. It is amazing to know that you also received some inspiration from cartoons. Cartoons are my favorites, I get inspired from them too.

    1. Hey my friend. I’m glad you visited. Thanks for the compliments on my work. I love art and it looks like you do too. Do you do cartooning now, Awinikistevie? If you ever wanted to learn new techniques and improve on developing your cartooning style, sign up into these exciting online art courses. Some are free. Check it out: 


  27. It is very nice when your dreams are coming on the canvas, and not giving up makes it beautiful story.

    Those pictures of cats and so many dogs are very good, I would have some of them on my walls, really 🙂 Congrats on putting your new project that is centered on a comical idea.

    It is nice if this guidebook offers the single individual a glimpse into the personality of the opposite sex. Good article, Thank you.

    1. Thanks my friend for checking out my site. Glad u enjoyed my creations. If someone wanted to learn how to draw, it’s not hard at all. Really anyone can do anything they want, if they put their mind to it. Drawing can be fun and creating can be fun. Again, thank you for the compliment.

  28. May I firstly say that you have some great talent, Love respect for the paintings – Personally I never moved from pencils – Oil made far too much mess, Watercolours was a possibility – Have you used them?

    How true is the Mummas boy cartoon? So many around the UK, Too much expected for too little effort. Thankfully most people grow up and learn life skill needed. 

    1. Hi Brian. Thank you for the compliments. You mentioned that you have some artistic ability. So how long you been using and doing pencil drawing? I started off with them. In regards to watercolors, honestly I really only touched the surface. I haven’t gotten into them the way I’d really like. But you can learn a lot from these online classes, now that we hae a lot of ‘stay-at-home’ time. Check it out: 


  29. Hi Ron ! This and awesome art work we have here. Am really impressed with your pieces I saw all over your gallery. Indeed you are really a good artist. This post is exactly what my nephew needs and I’m going to send it to him because he loves artist work so much, so I know this we boost up is passion on it. I really appreciate your effort on this hope to see more 

    thanks for sharing

    1. Hi my friend, and thank you for the compliments. I’m glad you enjoyed the work posted in my gallery. The online art classes offered can make most people a good artist. Everything takes time! If you have the desire, you can be successful. And now being on home confinement, your nephew can really get good at this. He has the time. Here’s the link again, click here: 


  30. Great pieces of art work, they remind me of my childhood dream of making drawings and paintings. Realistically speaking, it’s no longer possible now that I am already busy with business. So, to convert my passion into something profitable, I’d love selling art-related stuffs with my online store…thanks for showcasing such awesome work please keep it up…

    1. Thank you Evens for visiting my art page. That was always a dream of mine as well, to be the best artist that I could be. Yes I agree, that an online art store would be great. (People like buying good art). Making money doing what you love is a dream come true for anyone. Please share my site with others.

  31. Hello there, these Are really some set of amazing paintings and I fell happy to see you’re willing to read others how to do it and it’s fun. I am a love of Art and on these paintings I really like the French Revolution paintings you made. They are really beautiful and they tell stories in them. 

    1. Thanks Justin. I have quite a few favorites, But the French Revolution is one of them. (It took about a month, off & on to complete. A rather large size indeed. I’m glad to hear you’re an art lover too. I like oil and acrylic painting the most. So relaxing. I know there are many other art lovers out there, so Justin please share my post so they can get some free online art classes. Thanks. https://onlineartlessons.com/?…

  32. Hello i must say that i am amazed at this website. there is so much attention to detail and this article that you have created on how to use brush on canvas is insightful and will help a lot of people. i like the illustration with pictures. thank you very much for creating this article

    1. Thank you for commenting and your complement, my friend. I do drawing and paint in much detail. (That’s always the fun part to me) Making paintings as realistic as I can make them. especially y animal paintings, but I don’t wanna get labeled as just an ‘animal painter.’ I offer free art lessons through my post. Lucas, please share this article..   https://onlineartlessons.com/?…

  33. Hi, Love the dog paintings, I have a Bull Terrier that I reckon would make a great painting. I might have to get my Daughter to paint her. 

    I can certainly have fun painting but by no means am I an Artist, I will leave the painting to my Daughter. I get frustrated because I can’t paint how I want to so I have given up. I really appreciate the work you have on your post. Keep up the great work.

    1. Hey Crypto, we never know what hidden talent we have until we try something. Although art is fun, with the right teachings anyone can become a pro on canvas. It sounds like you daughter is the artist in the family. How old is she?

  34. I don’t have a creative bone in my body.  I can’t hardly draw a stick figure, LOL!  I did however, attended a Painting with wine event and surprised myself that I actually painted and drank wine.  I love the dog paintings.  I love dogs anyway!   I have an appreciation for people who can draw.  Both of my kids can draw, they got it from my husband, not me.  How many lessons will it take for someone that has no artistic experience?

    1. Hey Chris, It’s amazing the things we can create when we get ‘a little toasty.’ LOL. (Wine will do it every time.) But seriously, I think we all harbor a little talent within ourselves, it’s just a matter of bringing it out. To answer your question, that all depends on the person and their desire to learn. (You have to go back and read into all the lessons I offer.) 

  35. Thanks for sharing your story. I love the dog paintings. This story reminds me of when I was a kid, having fun drawing sketches of my favorite cartoon characters. Nowadays, I do art with my writings and not drawings. However, I know that sketching a bit in my notebook also makes me excited. It’s nice to feel it 🙂

    1. Yes Alblue, that feeling of relaxation and experiencing peace of mind you get when painting. I always feel like I’m off in another world, creating and the feeling of satisfaction of viewing my completed works. Also, I’d love to teach others the skills, if they willing to learn.

  36. Your site has impressed me and inspired me at first sight. I’ve been a fan of brushes and colors since early childhood, as a student, I also took pictures on canvas. I agree with you that creative time with your family is very valuable. My daughters watched the video you posted with me, we’re all inspired to draw now. Thank you for everything, you need to develop creativity in all fields! I wish you many successes!

    1. Hello Jas and thank you for enjoying my site. It’s great to hear that you and family tried your hand at drawing, which inspired you through my page. Creative family time is developed through fun projects. Jas, if you want to develop your skills further, I offer free online art lessons. Check it out here. Free Online Art Lessons 


  37. Hello there! I was actually someone who grew up with art. My main instruments at the time were pencil and color pencils. I haven’t thought much about canvas painting but it seems like something that could be really fun and worth trying. The sample dog paintings you included this article really shows how fun it can be. I could already imagine hanging some of these on my wall. Thanks for these ideas! 

    1. Hey Mike, regardless of what your chosen medium or subject choice is and you have the guidance, then just have fun with it. Art is a great form of relaxation! People, dogs, cats, landscape are all great subjects. If you really wanna get involved, I offer free art lesson for you to check out. Free Online Art Lessons

  38. Hello there Ron, 

    Pretty interesting stuff! I am one of those people who understand I could be an artist but it takes time, practice, training, and discipline. I did some pretty cool stuff in some classes I took in another life. I once did a limestone sculpture of an owl that made the local paper. The sense of pride you get when you create something like that is great! 

    I no longer pursue any of these activities. I have focused more on my family, career, and being an instructor. Keeps my hands full. My daughter on the other hand is quite the artist. I have four of her pieces within eyesight right now. One of her favorite styles is on stretch canvas. I keep telling her to start getting them out there. I think they would sell. She is really good. 

    As with anything that you love and do there is always somewhere you can explore and possibly improve or expand your abilities. I will be sharing this site so she can check out the free online training. 

    I enjoyed your work, keep it up! 

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you my friend for commenting. I see early on, you did show some interest in the creative field of art. Too bad you gave it up. I understand that things change in life! But it’s nice your daughter has a strong interest in that field. (I’d love to see some of her work.) If she wants to continue to develop her skills, I recommend the free online art lesson. You can go here: Online Art Lessons

  39. I like to draw but I’m in no way a professional much less a painter, but I can imagine how draining it must’ve been for you to have people ask for portraits just because they wanted one but wouldn’t even take time to acknowledge how tiring it was; not to mention the monetary value of your work. 

    1. Stephanie, I’ve learned early on that I have a lot of dead-beat friends always ‘looking for something for nothing.’ Nobody ever think about the time put in to develop good art or what materials used. I went through that years ago, situations where friends want to under pay, talking you down from your price. But times has changed, that was many, many moons ago. I don’t go through that shit anymore!

  40. Good day, I am pleased to come across this important piece of writing. I had always thought art should be a talent, not a skill one can acquire or a knowledge to gain. Coming across this article has made me aware that there are online art lessons, therefore an implication that anyone can learn art. I am happy to know about Brush on stretched canvas, which seems to be interesting. 

    1. Glad you enjoyed my site. Yes, creativity can be enjoyed by all. Regardless of age or no formal art training, you can be a master artist in no time. Just follow the technique offered in the free online courses.

  41. I have really enjoyed reading your post on How Brush On Stretched Canvas Lessons Will Excite You!  I can just picture you walking through the Art Museum in Chicago, looking at the famous artists’ paintings, and just KNOWING that you had the same passion and talent inside of you, just waiting to come out on canvas!!  You do make it sound like art is a talent that everyone has, buried somewhere inside all of us, but sadly, I think this is one talent I will never have!   I am happy just looking at beautiful artwork, and you have a True Gift  – your art is stunning!!  True, right now is the perfect time for family and friends to get together and create a masterpiece.  I am going to take your suggestion to heart – when my family meets from different states this spring, we are going to create our own Family Masterpiece.  I will dedicate it to you because your post has got me excited about trying to discover this hidden talent in all of us!!  Keep up these inspiring posts, and creating lots more gorgeous art – I wish you all the best!! 

    1. Thank you Nettie. I’m glad you enjoy reading my post. I love taking the reader on a ‘mind journey’ regarding my life and the steps I took to better myself. Well I agree that when it boils down to ‘bringing out the best’ in all of us, sometimes it’s just ‘hit or miss.’ LOL! Thanks again for stopping by.

  42. Wow! What an interesting article! I am someone who does not consider himself a very talented person when it comes to art. So this article definitely peaked my interest. I really am looking forward to more of your content, as I am trying to get more in touch with my artistic side and it seems like you were website has the ability to do that for it’s readers

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my article and my work. Also, I feel if my site motivated at least one person to take action, then I felt I’m on the right path towards doing my job. I hope my article helps bring out your ‘artistic side.’ Thank you.

  43. Wow. I like how creative you are, and your images look so good. I love painting. Like kid I learn from my father to paint with pencil, then I haved a painting classes in school, and I learned a lot about painting with different color, how to measure and put all together on paper to look realistic, my teacher always give me a lot support and some of my painting was on competition,. Now I love to paint with my kid, like you said, we now have a lot of time to be with our family. 

    1. It sounds like you took a natural interest in the arts, Aleksandra. Art usually turns out to be a fun thing either individually of in a small group. Again, you can never have to much ‘family fun’ to increase better bonding.

  44. I always think where Rembrandt, Renoir, and Picasso would be concerning their skills if they had all the art resources we have nowadays at our fingertips when we go online. They didn’t have these resources but we do. And I believe we should take advantage of them. What do you think? I bet we should!

    1. Ann, in regards to the old Masters of the 16th century, they didn’t need our resources of today as far as obtaining their tools of the trade. These guys went up in the mountains, took the dirt from the land to make their own pigmentation. That’s why their colors are so clear and vibrant. I’d love to capture their style of painting. 

  45. I have a very vivid imagination, but when I need to draw a horse from my mind, the end result does not resemble anything like a horse. In fact, I might have just invented a new kind of animal, never been seen before (lol). Therefore it was heartening to learn that I could be taught to draw through the right instructions. But I guess I will never reach your level, as those dog oil paintings look very good. Good luck and thanks!

    1. Hey Jerry, at least you gave that horse a good shot! Or you can say you’re the inventor of some form of new art! LOL. But in all seriousness, anyone can be creative under the right guidance and proper instructions. All they have to do is give it a try.

  46. I used to think that I was terrible at drawing. And maybe I’m not a natural in any way. But I’ve come to realize (and respect) the amount of practice and time it takes to learn the craft and become an artist. It was when I had my kids I discovered how fun I thought it was and that I wasn’t as terrible at it as I had thought. Maybe the non judging company also made it more fun than a teacher hanging over your shoulder. Now we have a lot of fun drawing together and do it almost every day actually. 

    1. Miss Momo, i’m happy to hear that you took another ‘crack at it’ and didn’t give up. Sometimes we have to dig deep within our minds and say, “Hell, I can do this!” Then you find it’s a lot of fun too. Let me know if I can assist you further in your daily art activities. Have fun!

  47. I’ve always wanted to paint. But up until recently, I had the excuse that I had no time. But during this pandemic, I began to give it a try. Boy, I was surprised at how many courses and training there are available online. I am currently learning to observe the world around me with critical eyes. I’m also filling boards with references and doing my first paintings. I’m having lots of fun.

    1. Hi Abel, great to see you decided to give it another shot. Art can be a great way to relax your mind and have fun. Let me know if I can assist you with anything.

  48. Good day, I’m pleased to meet you. I have gone through your post on How Brush On Stretched Canvas will excite You, and I find it to be very interesting. I agree with you that realizing with the right tools, such as taking online courses, and investing a little time in myself, I’d be as good as any of the other amazing artist of current times and past. This is helpful.

    1. Hello my friend. I’m glad you got a chance to read my post. Art is a very relaxing and creative way to express ones self. It could be a great way for families to bond together and spend quality family time through art.

  49. You are a prime example that you don’t need to be a painting master to have some good time and fun with painting on canvas. Just needs some practice and fundamentals and the rest will come slowly. Most people think they cannot draw at all and they don’t even try it out. I think they are missing most of the fun which is not to create a Mona Liza but have great time in the process no matter the actual result.

    1. Creative art can be so much fun and relaxing. So many people I imagine, has the skill set to do good work on paper or canvas. They just have to do it. As Michael Jordan said on his promotional Niki sneakers; “Just Do It”

  50. Very nice, Ron! I especially enjoyed seeing your paintings, and the video of the guy showing the audience how to draw was delightful! I have always thought that people are way more artistic than they think they are, and have had a couple of people I know realise it and become very good at it. There are just these little lies in our minds that we have believed for so long…

    Glad I came across this. Cheers!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it my friend. We all have some type of hidden talent that we can expand on. Regardless of what it is. Being creative in art or whatever, can be lots of family fun for all. We just have to bring it out within ourselves.

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