Inktober challenge Monday, Oct.4

Hello dear friends!
For today’s challenge we will draw an ear.
I paid attention that many artists avoid to include this part in their portraits, and I think this challenge is a perfect time to practice and get over the fear.
This is not an easy assigment and if you feel like you need to draw first with a pencil – go ahead!

Original reference could be found HERE: (14) Pinterest – give it a like!

I learned a lot from this exercise and I hope you will too!

Please remember that this challenge is not about creating masterpiece, rather to practice and include drawing habbit into your daily routine. Have fun!

Please share with us what you will create in my FB GROUP HERE .
On Instagram use hashtag #OlgaInktober2021



Did you hear about a brand new class Fabolous Fabrication” which starts November 5th, 2021?

(till supplies last – limited discounted spots are available)

Watch this little introduction and we hope you will consider to join:

Welcome October! Inktober challenge

Hello dear friends!

During the month of October many artists from over the world are participating in Inktober challenge. The idea is to practice art on daily basis for a month with just a pen.

I would like to invite you to join my challenge, it is FREE and I hope you will like the prompts/refernces I selected to work from. You can use a simple office pen or a fancy one, it is totally up to you!

I will be posting 5 prompts per week, we will take breaks on weekends.

Prompt 1: – See original image on (5) Pinteres

I used app called ‘Art Tool‘ to make the grid. It cropped automatically and cut the ear off on the right side, I wish I would pay attention to it before I started to draw.

I used a gel pen on the paper that already has a large grid. I have this paper for years, I think it is THIS ONE.

I was drawing it in the middle of night and was tired, so had patience for a half face only.
You have until Monday to complete this drawing, feel free to draw a full face if you want.
Have fun!

Please share with me what you will create in my FB GROUP HERE or use hashtag #OlgaInktober2021 on Instagram

We will take breaks on weekends. NEXT PROMPT WILL BE POSTED MONDAY, October 4!

Follow this blog to get an email when the next prompt is posted.

Much love,

WIN a FREE spot in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022 – a year long online art class.

Hello dear friends!
I can’t believe that this year is almost over…It was a challenging year for many of us, but as with everything in life, it was also a year full of beautiful moments!
I selfishly enjoyed that my kids learning from home and I had a chance to visit my parents and spend over a month with them! I had the pleasure of socialising on Facebook and Instagram and watching the progress in art skills and creative practice of our students. I feel so blessed!
I feel a bit bittersweet that this year is coming to the end, BUT I’m also so excited for the upcoming year and I can’t wait to share everything with you about brand new and shiny PYHaS2022!

The registration for Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022 is now open!!!

Some of you already know about this amazing art program and many join it every year. For those of you who are new here, in a shell PYHaS (this is how we refer to it) is an online, 50 week long art course, geared toward beginners and mid carrier artists, with a main focus on faces/figures alongside still life, animal portraits, landscapes and more!

Students who join this program will get new video lessons weekly, on Wednesdays, starting from January 6.
All the lessons are accompanied by a list of art supplies used in the lesson and the pictures (references and final project).

The lessons are prerecorded and you can watch them on your phone, tablet or computer when you have time.
You can also come back and watch the videos over and over again.
You can download everything to your own device to watch it offline.

The students are encouraged to share their efforts from the lessons and socialise with other members and instructors via social media: FB group (the most fun!) and/or Instagram

You don’t have to be on social media to take this course. It’s for extra fun and support.

FIRST 500 to sign up get 41% OFF from regular price

The discounted spots are selling out real quickly!
If you feel this course might be for you – check it out – CLICK HERE!

Or go ahead and buy it directly from this page. I hope you can still get it for an Early Bird Price!

But even if the price went up already, it is still a great of a value, with just a cuple of $ per lesson! The cup of coffee is more expensive!

Early Bird – $99 ONLY!!!
limited to first 500 students to sign up

SPECIAL OFFER – $119 (reg.price $169) until Dec.1, 2021

Buy Now



I’m sooo exited to introduce you to such an AMAZING artist instructors! Someone, please pinch me, so I kinow that I’m not dreaming! Just look at this line up!


Each instructor is giving away a FREE spot to participate in PYHaS2022!
NOTE: if you buy the course and win the spot – the winner will be refunded for the purchse.

I’m giving away 2 FREE SPOTS! – CLOSED

Thank you so much ro all who participated in my GIVEAWAY!
The winning number is “6“!

No one commented the exact number.

The winners are with the closest numbers: Catherine Cleghorn (with # 5) and Adele (with #8).
For course access information please:
1. email to with subject ” Winner PYHaS2021 from Olga Furman
2. If you already bought the course – please attach your receipt
3. You will get course access information October 10, 2021

Keep reading!

To participate: CLOSED!

  1. Share the link to this BLOG (or this link: Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022 – Olga Furman Art ) on your social media
  2. Leave me a comment** where did you share it PLUS a number between 1 – 1000
    **To leave a comment scroll all the way down

I will use a “Random Generator” to pick the winning numbers. Make sure you read all the previous comments and write a different number.

* Crossposted on social media

I will annouce the winners on September 14th, right here and via social media.

NOTE: if you buy the course and win the spot – the winner will be refunded for the purchse.

Good luck and I hope to see you in PYHaS2022!

Much love,

Watch us paint – free event!

Hello dear friends,
the first video was just released! Watch how contemporary artist Pamela Vosseler is working on her painting:

If you like this video please give Pamela thumbs up!

* You can find a photo reference in our FB group in the album called : Plain Air Festival

* We would love you to give it a try!

Create it and let us know by using hashtag: #HeartfulSoulChallenge for a chance to be featured on our channels.

Have fun and come back tomorrow for a new video! Yay!!!

Much love,



Winners of Monochrome Challenge and exciting news!

Recently we had a challenge “Monochrome” via my FB group .

Six most favorite artworks selected by group members are by artists (from left to right) – Shalini Varma, Deborah Thoden, Shalini Varma again with both portraits in the middle, Annette van den Bosch with both paintings on the right. If you like what you see – follow those amazing artists on FB!

Everybody who participated in this challenge did a fabulous job, you can see all the entries HERE .

Plain air festival… from home 🙂

I’m taking a little break from the challenges in my group and inviting you to join our inspirational event Plain air festival with Heartful Soul artists: CoastalPamela Vosseller, Saskia Van Drunen-de Jong , Jenny Manno, Sherry Lynch Woodward. It is absolutely FREE, join HERE (click on “Going”) to get notifications on FB when the videos are posted. I also will send newsletters with the links to videos for those who don’t use FB.

We hope you will enjoy watching us painting and get inspired too!

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2021 – Early Bird registration

50 weeks, 55 lessons, 35 styles – $99 (till supply last)

The number of the Early Bird (41% off original price) memberships are limited this year. From 500 available memberships within 10 days we sold most of it!

Don’t miss your chance to save $70 from original price! join now if you didn’t do it yet, it’s fun, inspirational, and what I love the most – is our community! It’s much more fun when you have a place where you can safely to share your art and have discussions with likeminded friends from all over the world!

We hope you join us!

Stay safe and keep your brushes wet! Big hugs,



Paint Your Hear and Soul 2021 – pre sale and GIVEAWAY

Hello dear friends!

I’m thrilled to finally announce that the registration for a brand new and shiny Paint Your heart and Soul 2021 is now open!

The Early Bird presale is $99 USD for the first 500 students who sign up! – Sold Out!

Presale is still available for $119 (regular price $169 USD)

We have incredible artists on board: some of them you already know and love, and some never taught online before, but all of them are equally out of this world amazing and I couldn’t be more happier and excited!

We are giving away 35 Free memberships, one from each artist, make sure to check out our Artist Instructors page to find out more!

PYHaS2021 includes:

🌟 At least 55 brand new lessons! every Wednesday starting from January 6, 2021!

🌟Every two months we will have special events – creative art challenges to stretch your skills and enhance creativity

🌟Fun activities, friendly community, support from instructors and so much more!


And the winner is…. Kathy Reed! Congratulations for winning a free spot in PYHaS2021!

I’m so excited to give away a FREE spot in PYHaS2021! All you have to do is to help us spread the news:

  1. share this blog (or this link: ) on your social media
  2. leave me a comment where did you share it.
  3. the more places you share the more entries you have

If you have some trouble to find out how to leave a comment on my blog – leave me a comment on my social media: FB or Insta. Good luck! I will announce the winner October 27, 2020.

You can find all the information about PYHaS2021 by following this link:

I’m looking forward to creative 2021 with YOU!

Much love,



➡️Giveaway schedule for 35 FREE memberships is below ( if you purchased the course and win the spot – we will fully refund):
❤️If you are a former/current student – please COMMENT what did you like the most about Paint Your Heart and Soul. Thank you!!! ❤️
We are looking forward to creative journey together! ❤️❤️❤️



♥ 6 special Art Challenges

♥ FUN ACTIVITIES: Artwork Exchange and Student’s showcase!

♥ GIVEAWAYS at the end of the year!

♥ A password protected CLASSROOM on my website


♥ Private FACEBOOK GROUP for students ONLY with supportive, friendly and inspiring online Art Community

♥ For INSTAGRAM users – PYHaS account where we feature students’ work and inspire each other


Painting party for the whole family!

Hello creative souls!

How are you holding up these days? We are all tired of the distancing and uncertainty, and sometimes it just feels too much. To get your mind off of the worrying mode, let’s have a painting party! I would like to invite you to a FREE painting tutorial which was generously created by my wonderful artist friend Melinda K. Tomasello ( ), whom I met in a PYHaS2020 class! Gotta love online classes! Thank you Melinda! <3

This tutorial is easy, fun, and suitable for the whole family. Feel free to invite your friends too, just share this tutorial and post your results in the FB group HERE Please don’t forget to tag Melinda for the feedback. How fun is that!


We hope you like this tutorial and looking forward to see your paintings!

You can find Melinda on Instagram: @melindatomaselloart
Facebook: @melindatomasello
Twitter: @Melinda_K_Tom

Looking for more inspiration?

Check out this beautiful online show and auction “Enchanted Realms” with amazing artist Katrina Koltes! Over 40 beautiful pieces of art and jewelry!

To see more CLICK HERE 


Big hugs and much love,







Summer Solstice – June show and auction


Hello dear friends,

Our June auction is now open with over 80 gorgeous artworks! It’s absolutely fabulous and inspiring show with a great variety of sizes, colors, themes and prices! We really hope that you can find something for your taste and budget!

PLUS, I have a surprize for you – I’m giving away my original painting (with a free shipping within US only) AND you don’t have to bid or buy anything to get to the raffle!

All you have to do is:

  1. Visit our auction HERE
  2. Leave there comments on 3 artworks you love the most
  3. Come back to my blog and comment titles of the paintings you left comments for


The winner will be announced June 21.

Good luck!

Thank you for visiting our auction!


Congratulations Jeanne Elliott!  You are the winner, my daughter pulled out your name!




Steampunk fun for all!


Yes! Yes! YES!!!!! The cat is finally out of the hat ( pay attention on the top right corner 😻)!
🥳The early bird SALE for a brand new STEAMPUNK Painting class with amazing artist Pamela Vosseller is now open!!! Woohoo!!!

I’m super excited and honored to host this fabolous class, because I just love Pamela’s steampunk art, so unique, beautiful and fun. For years Pamela Vosseller have adored the steampunk genre most likely because her love of science fiction and Victorian styles. It is a gritty and yet beauty that intrigues the imagination!

This course has 3 projects with over 5 hours of instructions:
a full length lesson on how to create a female portrait in a steampunk style, a full length lesson on how to create a whimsical steampunk cat, and a bonus lesson on creating an art journal to record steampunk reference material like drawings and design elements.

You can find all the details and to join in the link below:…/the-league-of-extraordinary-wi…/

We are giving away a spot in this fabolous course and you can be the lucky winner!

To participate:
1. Share this link (  on social media. Comment where did you share.
2. Join the course and get an extra entry. If you win – we will fully refund you.

🌷🌷The raffle will be closed Sunday, May 10, Noon EST.
The winner will be announced next Monday, May 11th and I will post the winner’s name right here – stay tuned.

Good luck ! ❤️❤️❤️

Meet the artists!


Hello dear friends!

Last month we had a “Community Runway” challenge via our FB group. I would like to introduce you to the winners and hope you will like their beautiful art as much as I do!

Tarini Agarwal



Tarini Agarwal is a self-taught artist, this passion was ignited in her as a seven year old; her father’s transfer to the UK in 1970, provided her an opportunity to see the old masters at the National Museum, London and at Versailles and Louvre, Paris. Then as a nine year old she grew up in the midst of Modern Art in Mumbai. This passion was nurtured and sustained from a very young age as she liked to experiment with different mediums and taught herself to paint in oils and watercolors, amongst others. For her art is organic, she has taken every opportunity to paint and learn and experiments with new techniques and styles. She is fascinated by the immense wealth of each medium and likes to try her hand at them. She loves to paint people and tries to explore relationships, emotions and concepts. For her ‘the miracle of painting is to see form and color gradually come to life with the movement of every brush stroke and fingers dipped in paint.’


Tarini started out as a realistic artist that being the place where most people start. As her learning grew, her style also changed. She has moved towards abstract art. When abstractifying her focus moves more towards the choice of colors and their placement, so as to evoke emotion, to connect with the viewer at a deeper level. She believes that ‘our knowledge of objects, things, faces and landscape predominates our understanding. This predominance takes one way from the emotion and joy that we first experience. So the same painting connects with people at an individual level.’ She has used the opportunity of learning online to widen her skill base and knowledge. Her husband is very supportive for her passion for arts and he has encouraged her to travel and take a in person workshops to help her gather her skills. Tarini is an Indian living in Muscat, Oman for 30 years. She is an active participant in the art scene in Muscat, Oman.



Tarini Agarwal had her first exhibition in 2011, here are a few for the past 3 years:  Exhibitions 2019:  27th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA Christmas Art Show, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Muscat Small Artworks- Ministry of Heritage & Culture, OSFA – Won an Award at this exhibition Oman India Art Exhibition, Embassy of India and Sultanate of Oman ‘Less is More’ Group Show, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Muscat Rangrez Group Show, Embassy of India, Oman Oman International Art Fair, Muscat Convention Center Let’s Read Charity Art Fair, Muscat Intercontinental Solo Show at Hormuz Grand Hotel, Muscat Group Show, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai;  Exhibitions 2018: 26th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA Oman Art Fair, Muscat Al Mouj Group Show, Al Mouj, Muscat Tales of Arabia, Group Show, Dubai Ramadan Exhibition, Dubai Firdous- Group Show, City Seasons, Muscat Glimpses of Mind- Group Show. Oman Anunue Mall World Art Dubai, World Trade Center, Dubai; Exhibitions 2017:  Won the Honorary Award to Expatriate Artist, Diwan of Royal Court, Sultanate of Oman 25th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA 3rd Solo Exhibition “Daar”, Al Mouj, Muscat 2nd Solo Exhibition ‘ Colordiescope’, City Seasons and many more!


You can follow Tarini’s art journey by following her FB page: and Instagram: @tariniagarwal

Tamara Mulkey


Hi, I’m Tamara Mulkey. I’m a married, mother of one, based in northern Utah. I don’t just work in one medium , I love the freedom of combining many into each piece.


I have only been painting again since 2018 and I do occasional commission work. Mostly, I am still a student.


My work ranges from portraits (both classic and fantasy) to landscapes and florals. I am unafraid of a challenge because I know there is always something to learn in the process of each piece of art I create.


You can follow Tamara’s art journey by following her FB page: @TamaraMulkeyartist and Instagram @tammulkart