Tanya Provines earned an Associate Degree in Commercial Art from N.E.O., A. & M. College in Miami, OK, in 1981. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, in 1983. She was an illustrator/photographer at Tinker Air Force Base, from 1983 to 1988, and was awarded a Sustained Superior Performance Award, in 1985. Ms. Provines is an author and an artist. She has written three books, nearly 100 eBooks, and produced two DVDs. Oklahoma Red Dirt Artwork TM is her signature media. Using genuine Oklahoma red soil, she draws and paints archival quality portraits, landscapes, and wildlife scenes. She is also a licensed art teacher and a painting workshop instructor for Grumbacher. Her artwork is held in collections across the United States. Follow her blog at www.tanyaprovines.blogspot.com.
Inspired by her differently abled son, and by the little birds who build their nests inside the dryer vent pipes in her apartment building, the author wrote Sammy the Silent Songbird to encourage children of all abilities to value the qualities that make each of them unique.
The purpose of this short eBook is to present to the reader, a general introduction and description of the right brain/left brain theory. A discussion of how the theory applies to art in general, and more specifically to drawing, will be given. The author, an artist, will discuss her own experiences of applying the theory to the creation of her artwork and its impact on her life.
Paint with confidence with this acrylic painting tutorial that has step-by-step instructions for beginner or intermediate artists. It includes a supply list, glossary of terms, and full color photos of each step, preset to show full screen for easier viewing. Your finished painting will be suitable for display or gift giving. This tutorial is suitable for individual or classroom use.
Jack and Tanya’s Weekend Adventures offers a firsthand account of an actual trip made by the couple. This eBook includes the good, the bad, and the ugly of their adventure. It includes planning tips, photographs, hyperlinks and web addresses to find more information about each location visited along the way including lodging options and local attractions.
Step-by-step instructions for drawing a rose, intended for children and adults who are able to draw basic shapes and read at a third grade level or higher. This can be used for classroom instruction or independent drawing. Drawing can be done using pencil, or any computer drawing software. This method of drawing is a fun way to exercise the right brain.
Step-by-step instructions for drawing a puppy, intended for children and adults who are able to draw moderately complex shapes and read at a fourth grade level or higher. This can be used for classroom instruction or independent drawing. Drawing can be done using pencil, or any computer drawing software.
Step-by-step instructions for drawing this Marilyn are intended for children and adults who are able to draw lines and shapes and read at a fourth grade level or higher. This can be used for classroom instruction or independent drawing. Drawing can be done using pencil, or any computer drawing software, as small or as large as you want.
“Rays of Sunshine: Women During the Holocaust” is more than a research paper. It includes photographs and personal notes from the author telling how a visit to the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany broke her heart and instilled in her a new appreciation for each day and a determination to make her life count. Warning: This material contains graphic descriptions.
Starting with a blank canvas, the illustrator of this eBook paints the picture in a series, moving from background to middle ground to foreground. This process encourages the child to interpret each new addition to the scene. Older children and adults can follow along and duplicate the progression to paint their own “Sand & Surf” painting using acrylics or any computer graphics program.
Follow the step-by-step instructions to paint this White Sands Yucca painting in acrylic on canvas. Using only four colors, plus white, the artist will guide you through completion of your own ready to frame painting suitable for decorating your home or as a gift to a special friend.
Starting with a blank canvas, the illustrator of this eBook paints the picture in a series, moving from background to middle ground to foreground. Wordless picture books are a first step to reading. The stories are a sequence of pictures that children follow and tell what happens in their own words. This activity helps build vocabulary, comprehension skills, and imagination.
Step-by-step instructions for painting this tropical sunset using colored markers on paper are provided in this eBook. It is intended for children and adults who are able to draw lines and shapes and read at a fourth grade level or higher.
Incorporate these ideas into your drawings and you should see them improve and yourself
enjoying them more, as well. These are the best ideas the author has used in her 30 years as a professional illustrator and fine artist. It is written in a concise and easy to understand manner, without a lot of extra fluff, for beginners and professionals.
This is a fun project to do for you or as a gift for someone else. It is intended for children and adults who are able to write names in cursive. It can be done independently or used for classroom instruction, with markers, crayons, or colored pencils. If you think this project is just for girls, think again. The boys in my classes had just as much fun doing this as the girls did!