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Zen and the Art of Art: Foundations

Watch the opening of our first book

Zen and the Art of Art: Dimensions

(Book 2 – coming soon)

About the upcoming Book 2

Ever looked at a painting you’re creating and known that there’s something just not right about it, but not known what? How can you fix a problem in a painting if you don’t even know what the problem is?

This book will guide you through with a blueprint plan of how to find problems in your paintings and exactly what to do to fix them. The tips in this book will become part of your painting toolbox that you won’t be able to do without. You will become confident at how to create paintings that really work.


  • A Treasure Map with 10 pathways to find your way to finishing a painting (even if you think it’s lost)
  • 4 ways to make your paintings look real, 3D and believable
  • Actionable steps to build your confidence and kick-start an art career

free how-to art videos

Ninja Art Tip #113 Why Should I Use Fixative on Charcoal?

While paper might seem like the perfect solution for protecting your charcoal drawings, it’s actually not the best option. Learn why fixative is here!

Ninja Art Tip #112 How to Protect Your Charcoal Drawings

Charcoal and pastel drawings are beautiful but they can be quite messy! Learn how to protect them (and your clothes) here!

Ninja Art Tip #111 Why Should I Keep My Pencil Sharp?

If you want to keep your drawings sharp, it’s crucial that you keep your pencils sharp. Check out this video to find out why!

Ninja Art Tip #110 How to Add Distance and Depth in Drawings

Do you know how to create a sense of distance in your pencil drawings? Let me show you how to create atmospheric perspective!

Ninja Art Tip #109 How To Stop Ink Bleeding Through Your Sketchbook

Do you hate it when ink bleeds through the paper in your sketchbook? I’ve got a solution for you!

Ninja Art Tip #108 When Should I Avoid Water Soluble Graphite?

Have you experimented with water soluble graphite? Find out which drawings do and don’t suit the effect.

Ninja Art Tip #107 Should I Erase Pencil from Watercolor?

Have you ever tried using a watercolour block? Find out what it is and how to use it in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #106 How to Use a Watercolor Block

Have you ever tried using a watercolour block? Find out what it is and how to use it in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #105 How To Use Watercolor Powder

Have you ever tried to use watercolor powder? Find out everything you need to know here.

Ninja Art Tip #104 How To Decide What to Paint

Some days it’s hard to decide what to paint. If you start thinking you SHOULD paint this, or you SHOULD draw that, stop! Find out a better way here.

online learning & art tips 

Learn from Jacqueline Hill

Face-to-Face Learning

Learn from Jacquerline Hill in one of her popular art classes.

Weekly Classes

Weekly classes are held in her Brisbane (Qld, Australia) studio for everyone ranging from total beginners to experienced painters.

Art Retreats

Treat yourself to a luxury art adventure full of colour, inspiration and great experiences. Suits total beginners and experiences painters.