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Contributions to my community:

Early in my career as an artist, I was taught to make donations of art to worthy non-profits. This is just one of the ways that I have turned my art into a service This is a list of a few of these non-profit organizations I support:

Austin Dog Alliance, 1321 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Brookwood in Georgetown, 905 N Church St, Georgetown, TX 78626

Boy & Girls Club of Georgetown, Georgetown, TX 

The Williamson Museum, 716 S Austin, Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Key 2 Free, Austin, Texas

Leander Presbyterian Church, Leander, Texas

Be a Hero – Texas Humane Heroes, 2 locations in Leander, Texas and in Killeen, Texas

Keep The White Space:

Learn To Relax and Watercolor Paint, Keep The White Space® with KMcElwaine®

Thanks for visiting my website, I have a wholesale business with 17 images that are sold in major gift shops and State and National Parks.  The best place to see a lot of my art is to visit my online print store at

In my classes, I teach with Keep The White Space Image Patterns and my lap palette, water brush, and Daniel Smith Paint in at churches, at conferences, retreats and in classrooms and homes weekly. Click here to go directly to tab

Invite me to teach at your next event as a breakout session or the main event.

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Together We Stand

Kathleen McElwaine – Beginners Watercolor Teacher

Austin Texas early in the year 2007 Kathleen McElwaine became known as The BusPaintings Artist with Original Texas Whimsey at her fingertips.

This title came about by an article in the Austin Statesman because of buzz created during my commute time each day to and from my job at The University of Texas on the Leander Express Bus. I had invented a palette easel, I called a lap palette, it set on my lap during my commute from Leander and provided a way for me to watercolor paint sitting in my seat on the bus. During the years riding and painting on the bus, I learned my fellow commuters wanted to learn to paint like they saw me paint. Bright colors and easily controlled brush strokes forming into playful animals or Texas wildflowers became the purpose of learning how to paint.

 I stopped working at the University of Texas in 2011 and began teaching beginners to paint each day. Now, 6 years later I have introduced Learn to Relax and Watercolor Paint, Keep The White Space® method, by KMcElwaine® to paint with watercolor to literally 1000’s of people.

Now I have taught students for the last 6 years how to Learn to Relax and Watercolor Paint, Keep The White Space® a method to learn to Watercolor paint. I have introduced my method of learning how to watercolor to literally 1000’s of people.  Join me by purchasing a ticket and attending one of my classes listed below. 

If you would like to see a great representation of my art please visit the gallery at this link 

Thank you.