Janie Gildow, Artist, Author and Instructor, hopes you will find the information contained in this web site helpful in your artistic journey.

Sharing her broad knowledge, her excitement and her enthusiasm for art with artists of all levels is as much a passion for Janie as executing a new work.

Please browse this web site at your leisure. Enjoy the beautiful galleries of work. Read what other artists have said about Janie Gildow and her work, and learn how easy it is to begin your journey into the world of art.

Colored Pencil Solution Book

Colored pencil basics with answers to commonly asked questions
By Janie Gildow (and Barbara Newton)

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Colored Pencil! Get started the right way with a strong foundation—from basic techniques and proper tool selection to the creation of realistic colors, light, and textures. You'll also find solutions to fixing the most common mistakes.

Colored Pencil Explorations

How to mix media for creative results
By Janie Gildow

Travel into unexplored territory! Learn how to combine the colored pencil with a variety of mediums to achieve exciting and unique results. Step-by‐step demonstrations by Janie and other well-known artists and easy-to-follow instructions get you well on your way to extending your creative boundaries.