Tuesday, December 31, 2013

LIFEBOOK 2014 starts tomorrow!!!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!

Happy New Year!
Guess what tomorrow is? Yes, a brand new year, but it is also the first day of the year long art class called LIFEBOOK! Sooo many talented artists will be teaching each month! I am so thrilled to be a part of this. 2014 is going to be our year!!!

Come join us! SIGN UP NOW!

Monday, December 16, 2013

drawing on paper mache boxes

I have been having fun lately painting and drawing on paper mache boxes. You can find them in most craft stores. Previously I have completely covered the box in gesso and then painted it as I would a canvas. Here is an example of a box I painted with Frida on it:

I thought I would try something out of my comfort zone and try drawing on the box in an illustrative way using just ink:

I was *going* to leave it as is, just an ink drawing....but I couldn't resist adding to it. I pulled in the reins as best I could and just added some black ink for her top, and red for the roses. I painted the background white and added a crackle finish with an antique wash. I am happy with the results:


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Series of 4 wintertime fun paintings

Brand new paintings! I love doing a series of paintings. This series is all about fun in the winter. These paintings have an "old timey" feel to them with a primitive wash. I just love them! You can find them in my etsy shop.

If you are interested in knowing how I draw these cute little characters, come on over to my online class! Cute Characters DRAWING Class

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Painting in a winter wonderland

I've got my hot chocolate, lights on the tree and I'm actually enjoying listening to Christmas music! LOL! I've been inspired! Brand new Christmas mini-sized paintings in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Student Work from Modigliani Class

Hello Friends!
I wanted to show you the AMAZING work that has been produced over at my "Learning with Tascha" on line school. These fantastic paintings were created in the Modigliani Class! I love each and every one of them! This class is open to take right now! It will remain open until August. Personally I think this class is one of my favorites because the student work was so overwhelmingly awesome from it! I do hope you will join the fun!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New ornaments!

Yep, I'm in Christmas mode :)

I know it is a bit early, but it all evens out when shipping is involved :) I like to make sure I get a good head start so that I can rest easy that everyone gets their packages way before Christmas.
I have brand new ornaments in my etsy shop! They are made from porcelain and are shiny goodness. A reproduction of one of my paintings is on each one. I just love them!

What makes them EXTRA cool is that you can hang them on a nail on the wall and they become this interesting little mini painting. LOVE IT!

I have a very limited supply. You can get yours in my etsy shop.


Friday, November 1, 2013

And the WINNER is....

I got so many wonderful entries in my giveaway. Thank you all for taking part in the fun. The magic black cat bowl helped me pick the winner. The winner is....ELAINE! Congrats Elaine! Please contact me via etsy or facebook with your address and I will ship your new pencil case out right away! HORRAY!

Monday, October 28, 2013

My on line school is now open, PLUS a give-away!!!

I am so excited to show off my newly renovated "virtual" on-line art school called "Learning with Tascha". I have offered classes in the past, but only one class at a time. Now I have done some "virtual renovating" and have turned it into an on line art school with a few different classes all happening at the same time. Everyone is together in one spot and can share ideas and photos with each other. I'm really excited about this. All the old favorite classes are back! If you missed one the first go-around, it's available now!

I have my first on-line class "drawing cute characters" where I teach how to draw little girls and animals in all kinds of different poses. There is the return of the "watercolor class that has a bunch of different projects all done in watercolor techniques. My wildly popular Modigliani Class is back! It is a great class focusing on the style of Modigliani. The paintings produced in this class blew me away. Finally I just released my newest class "Cute Characters 2.0" where we take the previous drawing class to the next level and learn all about adding color to those cute characters.

I wanted to do a little giveaway to celebrate the opening of the school. I have one fun little pencil case made from my artwork to giveaway. I thought it was fitting because it is for school :)

I will pick a winner on November 1st. Simply leave a comment below and I will announce the winner on Nov. 1st. YA HOO!

This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

NEW CLASS has begun! Cute Characters 2.0

My new online class over at my Learning with Tascha website is now available! It is called "Cute Characters 2.0" It is a continuation from my "Cute Characters Drawing Class" (which by the way is also available to take if you like:)

Come join the fun!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Finishing touches

Hello Friends! I have been getting my ning network all suited up to support a various array of different on line art classes. As you may know I used to offer one at a time and then empty the school out and offer a different class once the other one had finished. Well, I have been renovating the site and now I can happily say, I have opened it up so that many classes can be taken at one time! YAY!!! FINALLY! Now you don't have to wait for one to be offered again if you missed it the first time, because they are ALL AVAILABLE! Oh I am so excited! I do hope you will join me over there at learningwithtascha.ning.com it is free to be a member. Here is the link to join: JOIN HERE
Have a look around, maybe you will see a class you like that you missed. OH.... and don't let me forget! NEXT WEEK "Cute Characters 2.0" will be launched! YAY!!! More on that later! See you soon!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Have you heard of Society6? Well, it is a fabulous website that allows artist to share their artwork and Society6 puts it on different merchandise. I just love it! I have bought a few things for myself. I got my Frida and Diego in BOTH the pillow cover and the bag :)

My shop is located here. I might have to get one of everything! LOL!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wooden Vintage Style Ladies

Every now and then I like to experiment with different ways of making art. I have recently enjoyed painting in a more "realistic" style. I find it very challenging in a different way than when I use my imagination to paint my character paintings. I thought I would take my realistic painting style one step further and paint them on cut out wood instead of a canvas. Here are the results :)

They are available in my etsy shop

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

LIFEBOOK 2014 Sign up has started!

That's right friends! I am going to be teaching along with an amazing group of inspirational teachers at LIFEBOOK 2014! I am so excited to be part of the group this year. It is an on-line e-course that lasts the WHOLE YEAR!

Sign up has started! Come join us!
Click here to join! HUGS!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cute Characters 2.0 IN LIVING COLOR coming SOON!

I am soooo excited!!! The long awaited CUTE CHARACTERS 2.0 is coming in November!!!

This class is a follow up to my popular drawing class called "Cute Character Drawing Class". In that class I taught how to draw cute characters from ALL different angles and movements. NOW we are going to take those drawing to the next level. ADDING COLOR! So much fun! If you haven't taken the first course, it is available right now! Sign up HERE and be ready for the 2.0! WOOT!

Friday, September 20, 2013

And the WINNER is....

Thank you all SO MUCH for your entries to the LIFEBOOK contest to win a spot in the class. I have picked a winner!...


Congratulations !!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

CUTE Character Drawing Class IS BACK!

Back by popular demand! It's another round of Cute Characters Drawing CLASS!!! I have had so much positive feedback from past students of this fun class that I thought I would offer it again!

To learn all the details about this informative class and to sign up CLICK HERE

Psst, an Early Bird special is on right now. Don't miss out!
See you there!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

EXCITING NEWS! I'm teaching at Life book 2014!!!

I am so excited! I was contacted by the delightful Tam of LIFEBOOK 2014 to be a teacher in this upcoming online workshop! There are 22 amazingly inspirational artists teaching their own lessons throughout the year. HOW INSPIRING! To find out all the details about the class CLICK HERE.

If this all isn't exciting enough, I get to GIVE ONE FREE SPOT in this class to a lucky winner! To enter, simply leave a comment below about why you would like to take this class and I will pick a winner next week (Sept 20th). Check out this amazing list of art teachers and their blogs, we are having a BLOG HOP!:

Contest is now closed! The WINNER IS pinkglitterfae! YAY!!!

14th Sept 2013 - Lesley Riley – www.lesleyriley.com

15th Sept 2013 - Alena Hennessy - www.alenahennessy.com

16th Sept2013 - Kat McBride – www.KatCanPaint.com

17th Sept 2013 - Carla Sonheim – www.carlasonheim.com

18th Sept 2013 - Jane Davenport – www.janedavenport.com

19th Sept 2013 - Danielle Daniel – www.danielledaniel.com

20th Sept 2013 - Jennibellie – www.jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com

23rd Sept2013 - Kelly Hoernig – www.kellyhoernig.webs.com

24th Sept 2013 - Micki Wilde – www.thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk

25th Sept 2013 - Kate Thompson – http://www.fracturedangelics.blogspot.com

26th Sept 2013 - Flora Bowley – www.florabowley.com

27th Sept2013 - Anna Dabrowska – www.tworzysko.blogspot.co.uk

28th Sept 2013 - Steven Speight – www.speightoftheart.com

30th Sept 2013 - Serena Bridgeman – www.serenarty.com

1st Oct 2013 - Dyan Reaveley – dyan-reaveley.blogspot.co.uk/

2nd Oct 2013 - Effy Wild – www.effywild.com

3rd Oct 2013 - Carissa Paige – www.carissapaige.com

4th Oct 2013 - Marieke Blokland – www.bloknote.nl

5th Oct 2013 - Christy Tomlinson – www.christytomlinson.com

6th Oct 2013 - Traci Bautista – www.treicdesigns.com

7th Oct 2013 - Mika Diaz – www.mikadiazmixedmedia.com

Monday, September 2, 2013

Love of Music art show

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a fun group art show. The theme was music. I chose to paint Frida as an Angel flying around the clouds playing a tune on a flute :)

There were so many interesting paintings in the show. It's always fun to have a group of people paint the same theme and see all the different ideas that come out of it.

I can't believe how quickly this summer has been going! It's almost fall!
Hugs to everyone!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

YAY! It's finally here! My brand new online art class! ALL about my favorite artist Modigliani :)

Here is a promo video to show you what it's all about:

Modigliani Influence A NEW class by TASCHA from tascha parkinson on Vimeo.

I hope to see you there!
SIGN UP DETAILS! Hugs to all!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

More info on new class

I am LOVIN' getting this new class ready! Modigliani is my very favorite artist and has been a huge influence on my artwork. There will be mixed media techniques and actual painting techniques too! Something for everyone in this class. Stay tuned for sign up details!

Monday, July 8, 2013


Oh oh oh!!! I am so EXCITED about my NEW class! It is inspired by the fabulous Modigliani! I have always admired his work, and we will be paying him homage in this new online class.

Details will be coming soon. The class should be ready for sign up at the end of the month. WEEEEE so happy! Check back soon for sign up details.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mini Paintings

Every once in a while I like to make small little collage paintings. They are like little sweet treats all dressed up in icing and sprinkles :)

These little fairies are new in my etsy shop.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Something different

Every once in a while I like to paint in an "Impressionistic" style. Bold, colorful brushstrokes in a semi-realistic style. I find it challenging. Like putting together a puzzle. Here are some of my recent works:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Drawing class is starting again!

That's right folks! I am offering my "Cute Character Drawing Class" again! Did you miss it the last time? Now is your chance to learn the skills it takes to make the cutest little drawings! You can get all the info on the class HERE. YAY!!! Sign up starts this Saturday!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Modern Watercolors, a class in design

Hello friends!
I have a new video that shows the different lessons that I am teaching in my online class "Modern Watercolors". It really is a fun class with all different kinds of watercolor projects each week. You can join at any time, the class runs until April 6th.

This week is all about florals!

We are having a blast! Come join us!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love letters

My new online class has begun! We are having a lot of fun creating our very own little love letters and Valentines. This has got to be my favorite holiday of all.

Come join the fun! The class runs until April 6th :)



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Today is the day! Sign up has started for my new online class MODERN WATERCOLORS!

This is a fun and exciting new class. The first video is already up and ready to be watched.


Hugs to all!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Watercolor Class sign up starts tomorrow!

I am so excited to be offering a brand NEW CLASS! YAY!!! It is a super-cool class on Modern watercolors and design. Early sign up starts tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm in the mood for love

Once January rolls around every year, I start thinking of Valentine's Day. I love all the pink and red colors and the CANDY! Oh the CANDY!!! Cinnamon hearts get me every time. I have kicked off this years Valentine's Bonanza with 2 Frida in Love paintings.

You can find them in my Etsy Shop