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.

Hugs! <3



Collage, Color, Composition – New Course!

Hello my dear art loving friend!

I didn’t realized that it has been so long since my last post. Time flies when you are having fun isn’t it? Did you notice how every year seems to be passing faster than the previous one? Could earth be spinning faster? LOL

I have exciting news – ‘Collage, Color, Composition’, a brand new course, is open for registration!  I have to admit that I’m just having too much fun with this one! All the magazines I hoarded are finally useful. Told you so hubby! Collage is just like a puzzle, you put all the pieces together and voila! – you got a fine art piece which is sooo cool!

Well, the “voila!” factor happens when we have an idea about what we are going to create, how we are going to arrange it in a successful composition, which is not too busy and not too boring,  AND after picking our harmonious palette. This is in a few words what this course is about – Composition, Color, Collage (It is actually coming in that order 🙂 )

In addition, we are going to create a Figurative Abstract painting, inspired by collage, using what we have learned about composition and color. I hope you don’t think I’m going to glue some pieces of magazine, pour some paint on it and call it an “abstract”! No, no, no, because I’m not going to do it. I actually have a pretty cool idea about it and I just can’t wait to share it with you! :).

This course includes a lot of learning material that will get you inspired to create beautiful art while having fun! AND it doesn’t require fine drawing skills – everybody can do it!

For more information and to register click HERE


I’m giving away 3 AMAZON GIFT CARDS to 3 lucky winners (a card per winner)

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!

Please use the image and link below to share on your social networks:

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I will announce a winner on November 16, 2017. Stay tuned!

I’m literally cutting and gluing, mixing colors and painting while I’m asleep, or better to say, I’m not really falling asleep since I’m working on this course – this is how excited I am 🙂

I hope I will have enough time to announce these exciting news on my social media before I’m going to vacation – little break from civilization and quality time with family.

Thank you!

I can’t wait to create together!

Big hugs and much love,

Yours truly,





Online class opens next week!

Only 5 days left until  ‘Petit Papillon’ online mini course will open it’s ‘doors’. The class is almost full and there is literally just a few single spots left!

You can find more about this course by clicking HERE

I  hope you will join me!

New online course

Hello my dear friends,

It was a while since my last blog. There are a few reasons for that:  I’m always busy with PYHaS2017 year long course I’m hosting this year. I also was preparing a lesson for 21Secrets art journaling course, and  I finally got to work on my new mini course Petit Papillon I was thinking about since last year.

Editing videos is a serious part of preparing online classes. I always make sure to explain each step and show everything I do, even when things don’t go as planned initially. I think it is important for students to see, that I struggle many times and to show how to get things work out. On another hand I cut out every single second where there is no action. Time is precious and I wouldn’t want anyone spending it on watching me thinking and trying to figure out what’s next. That said, editing takes really very long time.

ppI’m very happy to finally finish editing for my new online course Petit Papillon (Little Butterfly) I just love how it sounds in French! I absolutely love this theme and it fits great with spring mood and the outcome of this course could be a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Registration was opened Tuesday night and by today, more than half the class is full already! Wow! Thank you to all who signed up! Oh, and I’m also giving away a single $25 Amazon Gift card, don’t miss out on participating in the draw!

For more information and to join course click HERE

Life Drawing and more!

While studying art, most of the time we used to work with real life sitters and still life setups. Later in life, when photo references became widely available in great quality and variety, I completely switched to using them instead.  Photo references never need to switch a pose, use the bathroom or go home… A couple month ago I got  an advertisement in my mail box for life drawing sessions, which promised models from both genders, and I felt excited. I can’t reallty explain why. I signed up.  At the first session I felt totally out of my comfort zone…  But I couldn’t wait for the next one!

… The model changed her poses so quickly that I didn’t have a chance to turn my page, so I just overlap one sketch onto another one, and another one, and I got 3 poses in the most wonderful composition!  I love when this happens  🙂 .  I painted sketch at home and it turned into the ‘Three Graces Hate Party’ painting.


“Three Graces Hat Party”,  24″ x 18″ , Sold.

Last week we had a snow storm and all the activities were cancelled. I set up my studio and asked my daughter to sit for me. She got excited, but not for long, LOL.


I hope you like this video and get inspired! If you don’t have volunteers to sit for you, you can just arrange a still life setup, a couple of apples and a vase could make a very nice composition. Set your timer to 10-30 minutes and give it a try.  Please post what you created in my FB group HERE, I can’t wait to see it!


The year long online course I’m hosting this year, Paint Your Heart and Soul, is getting the best reviews from their students! I don’t like to brag but….I’m getting emails from students almost on a daily basis expressing their gratitude and how the course exceeded their expectations. They really like the  techniques and talent out teachers share, the inspiration our students get and the progress they make,  the supportive community where we can open our heart and soul. This week’s lesson was taught by me, and here are just a few examples of students’ work, from the top left: Jennifer McCormick Rikkers, Susan Boles, Karen Stallard Nowviskie‎ and Gita Prana.


It’s not too late to join us! We just had our 5th lesson out of 40+ lessons this year.  Don’t worry about catching up!  You can start from any lesson, since all projects are totally independent. The course material is available until 2019, so there is plenty of time to do the course in your own pace. And you don’t need any previous experience in drawing and painting!!! Click HERE to read more about it and join!



*I’m teaching in the 21 SECRETS art journaling workshop!!! The theme of the current edition is emBODY and I’m sharing a very personal project, which could be as personal for you too. The course includes lessons from 21 teachers and all of them are super awesome! To find out more and to sign up click HERE


Announcing Valentine’s Day SALE!

Painting Dreamy Portraits  $49 (regular price is $60)

Monochrome Love $29 (regular price is $36)

Offer expires 2/14/17 Midnight.

Have a fabulous week and Happy Valentines day!

Hugs and much love to you all!