Arts Matter Online: Art Tutorial by Diana Skelhorne

Event Dates:
  • Mon August 3, 2020 All Day
  • Mon August 10, 2020 All Day
  • Mon August 17, 2020 All Day
  • Mon August 24, 2020 All Day
  • Mon August 31, 2020 All Day
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Do you want to add something special to your paintings to take them to the next level? In this tutorial Diana from Timid Turtle Creative will teach you how to incorporate natural elements, such as rocks, shells and pieces of wood, into your paintings. Using a variety of art products, from gels to pastes to glazes, this tutorial will show you how to create amazing texture and ensure your painting stands out from the rest. Best of all, we offer more than 20 tips you can put into action when you jump in and start incorporating natural elements!

Diana is an Artist in Residence with the Penticton Arts Council. Her interests are eclectic; she expresses herself through abstracts, landscapes, portraits and character studies.

​Her preferred media are acrylic and oil on canvas, but Diana also incorporates natural elements, such as rocks, leaves or grasses when inspiration, opportunity and serendipity converge.


  • cradled wood panel or canvas
  • soft brush
  • acrylic paint
  • acrylic glaze
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • crackle medium
  • fibre paste
  • clear heavy gel

Timid Turtle Creative offers this free painting tutorial as part of the Penticton Arts Council’s Arts Matter Online program.