Newly Released, Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials is available!!

Travel Journal

Vienna, Austria

Travel Journal

Piha Beach, North Island, New Zealand

Travel Journal

Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Jana L. Bussanich is an artist who makes fine art paintings, offers watercolor instruction, and provides art-related services through her business, Jana L. Bussanich Art, and its branch, Yellow Couch Creative.

Jana L. bussanich

Author of Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials of Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials: Cultivate an Art Practice That Works For You and Your Art (2021). Founder of the Yellow Couch Classroom and winner of Best of the Springs 2021, Best Art Class. Offering online and in-person watercolor classes. Based in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; serving clients worldwide.


Jana expresses a whole-life approach to art-making. She captures the heart’s inward-outward flow, inviting and welcoming a relationship and response from you—the noticeable acknowledgment of her vivid imprint of love in the world. A relentless learner committed to authentic creative emergence, Jana has built a skill set in the visual arts. This skill set makes an arts-based reality and a holistic life expression of existence possible. She lives, loves, speaks, and makes art in the world with pure integrity and clear outward expression of her inward self.

Learn to make your art your way.

Jana L. Bussanich, Yellow Couch Creative

The Yellow Couch Classroom is an online learning community for those interested in exploring painting with watercolor with Artist Jana L. Bussanich. We provide high-quality art instruction by qualified instructors and coaches.

Testimonials

- Laure J.

I have known and collected Jana’s work for years. She is possibly the most dedicated artist I know, to her craft, to her students, and to her values as a perpetual learner. Her pieces meld a sense of place geographically, a high dedication to detail, along with touches of whimsy. It is a delight to have her work in my home and office.

- Laure J.

- Ginger B.

Jana educates me, both in art and in life. When she teaches a technique, she explains the "why" and how it "feels" — i.e., how does it "feel" to move a bead of water across the paper, versus a dry brush on the paper. She uses stories of moments from her own life to encourage us in our journey of making art, helping us understand why it's hard at times, why there may be setbacks, but how to keep going and never give up. I love her classes.

- Ginger B.

- Leslie M.

I've studied with Jana Bussanich for two and a half years now, and I can't imagine not studying with her currently. She gave me all the tools I needed to pursue my artistic path, and now she coaches me through my growth as an artist. Life-changing!

- Leslie M.