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Seaside Harmony, July 19 and 24

Think ahead! It's midsummer and you want to cool off at the beach, but you can't get time off to get there? Instead, try painting this lovely seascape. Continue reading

Pandas: Mother and Baby, July 5 and 10

Here is a chance to do Barbara Powell's popular painting featuring a mama panda bear and her cub! Although this is a Barbara Powell original creation, it is an offshoot of the single adult panda found in Bob Ross' wildlife painting series. Continue reading

Peaceful Dock, March 8 and 13

This peaceful dock scene reminds us of a tranquil summer day made for Lazing around and enjoying nature at its very best. The painting is A Barbara Powell original and will be a break from the traditional Bob Ross paintings featured in most of Barbara's lessons. Continue reading

New website feature: Hagerstown classes

Hi! Vicky here. Just wanted to take this opportunity to let our Maryland friends know that they can now see what classes Barbara is offering, and register for those classes online, by simply checking this website. With only a few exceptions, Barb has decided to offer the same lessons in Hagerstown on Thursdays that are offered in Chambersburg on Saturdays. And you can see those classes right here by simply clicking on the Bob Ross classes tab at the top of the home page, or pick out the class you are interested in on the scrolling class photos sandwiched between the banner and the main article about Barbara on that same home page. Continue reading

Tropical River, March 27, Hagerstown only

If the cold of an Eastern Seaboard winter is getting to you this month, perhaps it is time to escape to a tropical paradise. Or better yet, paint your own tropical paradise to hang over your fireplace and dream of warmer weather. Continue reading

Wildlife: Otters, Feb. 1 and 6, 2014

Students will have an opportunity to paint a pair of young sea otters during this lesson taught by Bob Ross certified teacher Barbara Powell this month. Continue reading

Mountain Reflections, Dec. 21

With this painting, we take one last look at the greenery (or if you prefer do this one in flaming fall foliage colors) before winter sets in. Still, the majestic snow capped mountains in the background remind us that winter is just around the corner. Continue reading

Winter Mist, Feb. 20, 2014 in Hagerstown only

A lonely cabin, set high in the mist of the snow-covered Alps, is the subject of this beautiful painting found in Bob Ross book 1. Perhaps it is owned by ski enthusiasts, or by someone who appreciates the grandeur of the majestic Alpine peaks. You can own a piece of that beauty this winter, created by your own hand on canvas using the Bob Ross method, i you sign up for this art class. Continue reading

Landscape: An Autumn Stroll, Oct. 19

NOTE: A SECOND CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED FOR THIS PAINTING. SIGN UP TODAY FOR EITHER SATURDAY'S OR TUESDAY'S CLASS! This beautiful scene featuring a man and boy taking a walk down a country lane is a Barbara Powell design, and you won't find it in any of the Bob Ross books. The scene is well suited to the Ross wet-on-wet technique, however. Continue reading

Landscape: Winter Nocturne, October 12

Here is another winter themed painting that would look great hanging on your wall, or would work as a unique gift for someone special. Since it takes weeks for a oil painting such as this to dry, it is not too early to begin thinking of original works such as this as Christmas gifts. Continue reading

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