Family vacation in Italy

While growing up in Russia, I could have never dreamed that one day I would be able to visit different countries. Italy was always one I was dreaming about.

As a teenager, I was a big fan of Toto Cutugno, who was very popular in Russia at the time. I had a record which I played a million times and fell in love with the sound of Italian language.

Adriano Celentano was a favorite of girls my ageRelated image

Some dreams fortunately do come true. The amount of inspiration is just overwhelming! The architecture, sculptures, fresco paintings are literally breathtaking! The countryside with happy flying colorful bugs in meadows full of flowers made my heart sing to the tunes of Verdi and Puccini! The fashion and even food (especially gelatto for me!) – everything there was calling for a paint brush!

News from my studio

Our vacation ended up just in time to get ready for the upcoming Semiannual Sale event with Heartful Soul Artists Collecive.

This month we will be offering original art which was overlooked and didn’t find its home during our monthly auctions this year. This is a great opportunity to become an  owner of an original piece of art for a discounted price.

I will be offering one painting only, which is now available for the “buy it now” price.

“A Visitor” original mixed painting on paper
Size: 14”x17” paper
Original Price: $300 (price will be reduced on July 24th NOON EST

Shipping US: $25 (insured), Shipping INT: $35


Other news

My colleague and friend, Galia Alena, is holding a collaborative course called Creative Retreat. If you have never heard about this course I would recommend to check it out HERE, it’s a lot of fun!

Creative Retreat Art is Magic




Happy Mother’s Day!

I painted this Angel a while ago and tried to film the process. Eventually my camera decided to record selectively or the Angel wasn’t in the mood for posing… At least it recorded a pretty cool background (well, this is what I think, pretty cool background, yea  ).
I hope this little video will inspire you and you will give a try to create an Angel too.
* I forgot to mute it, so it sounds like a crazy bird on the background – turn off the volume and turn on your favorite music while watching it 🙂

 Happy upcoming Mother’s Day! 



New workshop starts in 48 hours!

Our new online workshop “Around The World Through Art” starts Thursday, April 26! If you love to travel and art makes you feel good – this course is definitely for you!

I already saw most of the lessons, and they are amazing! Here is just a few examples of what we will be creating – check it out!

For more information about our artist-instructors and what countries we will be “visiting”, click HERE

I hope you will join us! Let’s “travel” and create together!




Around The World Through Art – new collaborative course open for registration!


Exciting news!!!

A new collaborative course, called

Around The World Through Art

is now open for registration!

I was nursing the idea for a couple of years now. I love to travel and get inspired by colors, patterns, designs, architecture, folk art and costumes of different cultures! I’m over the moon excited to bring to you course, inspired by all the above!



I’m very lucky to have amazing artists instructors from all over the world, who joined me to teach this course, and I hope you will get inspired and will join us too!

The best news – is that the course is now on Early Bird SALE

Join before April 12th and save $30 from regular price! For more information click HERE

We have 14 FREE Spots in this course to give away to 14 lucky winners! Yay!!!

Click HERE to find out when each of the artist instructors is holding theirs raffle.


Congratulations to Kimberly M – I’m looking forward to see you in class! <3

I’m excited to be able to give a  FREE “ticket” to our creative adventure too!

To enter the draw do the following:

  1. Share this course on one (or more) of your social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Please use the IMAGE ABOVE and this link:

2. Leave a comment (click on “comments”),  where you shared and each time you share, I will enter your name again into the draw.

The giveaway is cross posted on my social media.

The winner will be announced on February 16 here, on my blog.

If you already bought the course and win a spot – we will 100% refund you!

Thank you so much for spreading the world and good luck!


Collage course students showcase and a Free video

Hello dear friend,

I was blown away from the outcome from “Collage, Color, Composition” class, and I just couldn’t help myself but share it with you

I loved to create this course and I think it was the most fun course for students I’ve ever made.

The best part of creating collages is that everybody can do it!

Obviously, you have to know composition rules and how to choose a beautiful palette for your work (and this is what this course is about 😉 ), but if you never created art before, you will be able to create a masterpiece with collage.

And it’s also feels great finally to put in use some magazines you just didn’t have a heart to let go, and recycling and creating art at the same time is very satisfying 🙂

The course has 21 videos and it packed with techniques, tips, and hands on!

I divided students showcase into 2 parts: ATC cards and the rest of the projects. I tried to include everyone, who gave me permission to share (thank you guys! ) and I apologize if I missed someone.

The “Collage, Color, Composition” is now available as a self study course and you get an  access to all the course material immediately (well, as soon as I see your purchase, within 24 hours or earlier).

Get $10 OFF, by using Coupon Code: welcome  at checkout.*

* limited time offer

Many of you asked, where could you find the right pictures and what exactly to look at . A FREE Video from Collage, Color, Composition will help you to find those answers.

I hope you feel inspired and already think about to go to your studio and start cutting,  recycling and creating! And making collages as gifts to your friends and family for Valentine’s 😉

Happy creating!

Love, Olga



Thanksgiving – Free Portrait Tutorial

Hello dear friend,

As a THANK YOU for your continued support and friendship I prepared for you this Portrait Painting tutorial for FREE!
I hope this tutorial will inspire you. I would love to see, what you are going to create! You can share your work in my FB group HERE  or tag me on Instagram @olga s.furman

Part 1

Part 2

Just a few reminders: 

Thanksgiving Art Bundle offer ends in 4 days!


Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018 Early Bird offer is going to be over just in a week! Don’t miss this opportunity to buy now and save $35!

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More Courses on Sale for Thanksgiving

Earth, Water, Sky with Beth Cole

Now $10 off, till November 27th, 2017


Waking The Witch Within with Lucy Chen

Now $10 off, till November 27th, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving,

A sneak peek inside my studio

Hello dear friend,

I was painting another night and thought I would record the process and set up my camera, which unfortunately run out of buttery in the middle. But I hope that this little video will get you inspired and get you going.

The pencil I used is a Carbon pencil. Later I added Conte and White Gesso.

I felt really good after finishing this!It took away this stress all of us have. Usually I’m not talking much about how healing art could be, but it really is!

I hope you will paint something today!






Let’s Brew Some Magic!

The summer is almost over and yellow leaves are reminding us, that fall is almost here. I love fall for it’s beautiful colors and nostalgic feeling. I also love fall, because of the Halloween and it’s magic in the air!

Let’s Brew Some Magic! or Waking the Witch Within! 

It is a brand NEW online class with AMAZING artist, a very interesting and sophisticated woman and author of books “Reconnect with Your Intelligent and Classy Inner Self Through Art” and  “Reconnect with Your Faith Through Art” – Lucy Chen!

I feel very lucky and honored to host this wonderful course on my website and can’t wait to this course to start! The classroom will be open on October 27, just in time, a few days before Halloween!

Are you ready to brew some magic with paint and brushes, and learn how to create beautiful soulful portraits, using techniques from old masters, and adopt it to our modern world? We hope you are!

The registration is now open for discounted Early Bird Price of only $59! (limited time offer, reg price is $75) For more information about this course and to join, click HERE 


To celebrate Magic of Art, Lucy Chen is giving away 3 FREE SPOTS in the course


It is easy to participate in the raffle, all you need to do, is to share the following link :

and the image below on your Social Media, and comment where did you share :


Good Luck! And we hope to Brew Some Magic together!

Giveaway Update:

Congratulations to winners of Free Spot:

1. Penny Mintyala ,

2. azmomof5

3. Susan Kegerreis

Please contact me via email ( with subject: “Waking the Witch Within” Giveaway Winner” to get course access information.
Thank you!

We are giving away one more free spot next week – make sure to check out FB Live next Thursday, Sep. 28 at 7:30 PM EST !






Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018 Early Bird Sale and Giveaway

One year ago, today, was announced first collaborative course I’ve ever hosted, ” Paint Your Heart and Soul” 2017. I feel very grateful for an absolutely amazing artist-teachers, who took a part and for all the wonderful students who joined us! The course became much more then I even expected! Thank you again to the artist teachers for sharing your knowledge and experience so generously, and for everybody who opens their hearts and poor it into art.

You can still join us! PYHaS 2017 is on SALE (limited time offer) We have another 14 weeks till end of the course! To find out more, click HERE

Many beautiful, soulful art was created and many stories was shared, and I feel kind of bitter sweet. From one hand I don’t want 2017 to end, but from another hand I’m very excited about next year!

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018

Next year PYHaS is back, with NEW, BIGGER and equally AMAZING group of Out-Of-This-World Artist Teachers! That means even more content and even more variety of painting techniques and approaches, lessons and stories! For more information about this wonderful course and who the artist teachers, and how to join – click HERE

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To celebrate this wonderful course each Guest Teacher is giving away a FREE spot! I’m giving away 3 Free Spots, myself! This makes 26 FREE Spots !!!

 I’m giving away 3 FREE Spots on September 10, 2017 

To enter the draw do the following:

  1. Share this course on one (or more) of your social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Please use the IMAGE ABOVE and this link:

2. Leave a comment (click on “comments”),  where you shared and each time you share, I will enter your name again into the draw

The winner will be announced on September 10 here, on my blog.

If you already bought the course and win a spot – we will 100% refund you!

Thank you so much for spreading the world and good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to winners of free spot in PYHaS2018:




Please contact me by email with subject “GIVEAWAY WINNER” to get course access information.

Thank you to all, who participated! You still have a great chance to win! Follow the schedule below and good luck!

I’m looking forward to see you in “class”!

 Guest teachers Giveaways Schedule 

Follow each artist blogs to participate in the drawings and for the better chance to win a Free spot!.

Renata Loree  12-Sep-2017
Sara Burch 13-Sep-2017
Karine Bosse 14-Sep-2017
Lucy Brydon 15-Sep-2017
Katrina Koltes 16-Sep-2017
Robynne Engel-Pirkle 17-Sep
Lucy Chen 5-Oct-2017
Kate Thompson 9-Oct-2017
Pam Hayward  20-Sep-2017
Natalie Mecham 21-Sep-2017
Lora Murphy 22-Sep-2017
Annie Hamman 23-Sep-2017
PiaRom 24-Sep-2017
Nikol Wikman 25-Sep-2017
Mystele 26-Sep-2017
Tina Berendsohn 27-Sep-2017
Leslie Wood 28-Sep-2017
Ursula Wollenberg 29-Sep-2017
Roselyn Pratt 30-Sep-2017
Shijun Munns 1-Oct-2017
Lucy Jordan 2-Oct-2017
Christie Harris 3-Oct-2017
Tracey Verdugo  4-Oct-2017

We are all very excited about this course and can’t wait to create together! 


Yours truly,




New oil painting course with contemporary artist Beth Cole and FREE Giveaway!

I’m a huge fan of Beth Cole! I was following Beth for a long time now on FB and Instagram and always hoped, that one day she will have a class. I adore the way this artist uses colors in lights and darks, and how the simple scenes from everyday life transforms into gorgeous compositions. I just couldn’t wait any longer and asked, and Beth agreed! I’m so grateful and honored, and happy to bring to you “Earth, Water, Sky”, oil painting course by amazing artist Beth Cole!

If you wanted to paint with oils, but didn’t know from what to start, what mediums to use, what does the “fat over lean” rule means and how to follow this rule- this course is for you! Beth explains everything, from start to finish, step by step.

If you already familiar with oils or prefer to work with acrylics or other media, you will love this course for it’s rich information about color mixing, composition tips and unique techniques, which could be adopted for different subjects.

The registration is now open for a discounted Early Bird price (limited time only). Course starts on October 12, 2017 with a lifetime access!*

To find out more and to register – please click HERE


UPDATE: Thank you all who participated in the draw! Congratulation to lucky winners:  Annabelle Massey Malloy, Kimberly Walter-Phillips, and Sherry Thomas! Please contact me: with subject: “Earth, Water, Sky” free spot. Thank you! 

To celebrate this amazing course Beth Cole is giving away 3 FREE SPOTS

To enter giveaway you just have to share about this course on one (or more) of your social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. and leave a comment here, on my blog how and where you shared and each time you do, I will enter your name again into the drawing!



The winner will be announced on September 4th. Good luck! and we hope to see you in “class”!

* If you already joined this course and win the spot – we will fully refund you.

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