About Crafted By Robert

Meet abstract art instructor Robert Joyner

Crafted by Robert is a place of wonder and discovery, where you can satisfy your curiosity for abstract painting. It is a world where the foundations of art meet innovative and daring techniques, creating a beautiful harmony of artistic enlightenment. The site was founded by Robert Joyner.

Purchase Robert’s Original Art – This is my personal website for purchasing my artwork.

The realm of boundless creativity has no limits here. Countless paths and endless mediums await your exploration. Within our vibrant sanctuary of artistry, we will embark on an enchanting journey through the landscapes of watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Through our dynamic tutorials, we will bring these techniques to life, empowering you on your visionary quest.

Want to learn more about abstract painting?

If yes, you are in the right place. Hello and Welcome to Crafted by Robert, the most reliable abstract painting resource site for beginners and artists that want to break away from rigid artwork.

At Crafted by Robert, our main goal is to provide cutting-edge helpful abstract painting tutorials that are easy to understand for beginners, experienced, and advanced creatives.

Learn to Paint Abstract Flowers with Mixed Media and Acrylics
Abstract flowers by Robert Joyner

But first, learn more about Robert, founder of this site

His painting journey begins back in 2001 when Robert first discovered watercolors while living in South Walton Beach, Florida. It didn’t take Robert long to fall in love with art. In 2004, Robert decided to use his creative skills to make a living.

This came with a set of challenges like how would he make enough money to survive, would Robert sell art to make a living, or could he help others through teaching, or do both.

Robert scoured the web to find a resource that could help him both sell art and build tutorials for other watercolor, acrylic and mixed media artists. At the time, most tutorials were in books, and not YouTube. After many years, and tears, the dream became a reality and Robert started painting full-time in 2012.

In 2014 Robert launched Painthog as a resource targeted for those that want to paint loose, and abstract style art using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Since that time the brand has switch to Crafted by Robert in order to make it more personal with students and fellow artists.

Robert has published many articles and on-track to building one of the most reliable free resource site on the planet for those that want to paint abstract style paintings. Scroll down to discover more about watercolor, acrylic, mixed mixed and abstract painting tips and how we can help you.

Awesome Resources

Below I have broken down various links to key abstract, watercolor and acrylic articles. Have a look and feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Abstract Painting Resources

Abstract Painting Resources serves as a valuable oasis, providing a wealth of inspiration, guidance, and tools to fuel the creative souls venturing into the captivating realm of abstract art.

Acrylic Painting Resources

  • Acrylic Painting Guide For Beginners – This is a free resource that includes an amazing collection of techniques and skills you need to know.
  • Acrylic Blog – This is where we publish our acrylic tutorials, how to’s, and step by step-by-step guides.
  • Acrylic Glossary – The best place for beginners to start and familiarize themselves with the lingo.

Let’s take a look at some of our most helpful acrylic tutorials:


Watercolor Resources

  • Watercolor Painting Guide For Beginners – This is a free resource that includes an amazing collection of techniques and skills you need to know.
  • Watercolor Blog – This is where we publish our watercolor tutorials, how to’s, and step by step-by-step guides.
  • Watercolor Glossary – The best place for beginners to start and familiarize themselves with the watercolor lingo.

Let’s take a look at some of our most helpful watercolor tutorials:


Need Help With Something Else?

Crafted by Robert has plenty of articles, and we likely have an answer to your question.

You can also send us your questions using our contact form, and we will answer your question directly.

How to Join Crafted by Robert?

Some of the content on our site is free, while other resources are behind a paywall. If you really want to dive in, I suggest becoming a premium member and see for yourself how easy it can be to loosen up and paint more expressively.

Thank you for visiting Crafted by Robert site. We look forward to helping you learn abstract watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and collage painting for years to come.


Other Projects by Robert

  • Watercolor Fanatic – my online hub for teaching watercolor painting for beginners. The website includes many ideas and tips for mastering watercolors.
  • Purchase Robert’s Original Art – A website for purchasing my artwork and some tips for painting with acrylic.
  • Helpful Hippo – a site that lists many things from past Super Bowl winners to best how much it costs to build a new WordPress website.