Welcome to Art is Fun!

Do you want to learn how to draw or paint? Are you looking for painting tips and drawing techniques that will help you along your artistic journey? Or perhaps you'd like to deepen your understanding of and appreciation for art?

This website has something for everyone - from the complete beginner to the avid art enthusiast. Basically, this is a website for the creative spirit!

You'll find practical hands-on tutorials that cover a wide range of subjects within the world of painting and drawing. Art-is-fun.com also features inspiring and encouraging articles that explain the main facets of art, such as subject matter and style... all of which aim to ignite and rejuvenate your passion for self-expression through art!

Learn how to create photorealistic paintings:

Yes, that's a painting, not a photo!

Detailed Photorealism Art by Thaneeya McArdle

Or create cute and colorful drawings like this:

We'll teach you how to do it!

Cute and Colorful Cosmic Cat by Thaneeya McArdle

Did you know that colored pencils could do that?

Start exploring Art is Fun and find out how!

Photorealistic Cockatoo Drawing by Thaneeya McArdle

Or perhaps you're more of a funky abstract person!:

We'll help you create and appreciate abstract art!

Colorful Abstract Art by Thaneeya McArdle

We welcome artists of all skills levels–no experience required!


Art-is-fun.com explores topics such as:

MEDIUM: acrylics, watercolor, colored pencils, ink, pastel

SUBJECT: still life, landscape, nature, portraiture, abstract

STYLE: photorealism, abstract, whimsical, composite


Art-is-fun.com is the dedicated work of single artist: Thaneeya McArdle (me). That's my art above, and I'm delighted at the chance to share with you everything I know about art and art-making. You will also often see my artwork on every page of this site, to illustrate the topic at hand.

Learning how to draw and paint is a fun process (hence the name of this site)! These pages provide a wealth of information about how to draw and paint ~ and also about what to draw and paint. Explore the different subjects in art to get a better grasp of why certain themes have been so popular in art throughout the ages. Click through the various art styles to learn the different forms that art can take. Let these ideas wash over you and seep into your creative soul!

So, pull up an easel, get out your drawing pad, put on your favorite smock! Let's have fun!

This website is an ever-evolving work-in-progress, because there's just so much to share about how to make art! I began this website in 2009 and even though my work as a full-time professional artist keeps me very busy, I still add new articles and tutorials to Art is Fun when I have the time.

If you'd to see more of my art, check out my website at Thaneeya.com. You can also visit my online shop at ShopThaneeya.com.