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We are back!

After a long, difficult year battling cancer, Barbara has finally been declared cancer free and is back at her easel, brush in hand, creating beautiful new paintings and enthusiastically teaching others how to do the same.

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Keeping barbara in our thoughts and prayers

Hi friends and fellow students. Want to let you know that barbara is at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore for major surgery today. Woody will call when she is out of surgery and I will update you here. As a result, her upcoming classes are on hold until at least sometime in May. We will reschedule […]

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Learn How to Paint Trees

In this video, she shows beginners how to add realistic-looking trees to landscape paintings in oils using the wet-on-wet technique. Barbara is an art teacher who offers weekly oil painting classes in Chambersburg, PA and Hagerstown MD. She has developed these short instructional videos to help beginners who either want to learn to paint in […]

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Learn to Paint – Brush Strokes Part 1

In this video Barbara will show you how to paint an amazingly beautiful sky and create realistic clouds, using just a couple of brushes and two dabs of paint. Barbara is a certified Bob Ross instructor who faithfully uses the “wet-on-wet” technique of applying a thin coat of some type of medium, in this case […]

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Paint Brush Selection 101

Good news, Barbara Powell fans. We are developing a series of basic instructional videos for You Tube as well a as Barb’s website. In the first, Barb talks about choosing the best brushes for use when you are doing a wet-on-wet oil painting.

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Latest class changes

Hi to all of Barbara’s devoted students, Hope everyone is having a great summer. We appreciate your devotion to art and learning the Bob Ross method of painting with oils. Barbara sure enjoys teaching all of you. One of Barbara’s most popular classes, the Old Homestead painting scheduled both in Chambersburg and Hagerstown, has been […]

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