ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


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16 Famous Ocean Paintings You Need to See

16 Famous Ocean Paintings You Need to See

Nothing says bliss like sitting by the seashore to soak up the sun, enjoy the breeze, feel the pull of ocean waves, and admire the seascape. Something about the great blue sea can be so naturally inspiring for artists. 

But painting the ocean isn’t as easy and breezy as it looks. In fact, it’s quite a challenge for many artists. For one, the sea has quite a dual nature. She’s a moody subject, especially in art. Sometimes she’s calm and serene and other times utterly terrifying.

From Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa to Ivan Aivazovsky's The Ninth Wave, here are some of the most famous ocean paintings that capture the many faces of the sea. 

Bird's eye view of sea coast (1515) Leonardo da Vinci

It’s pretty common knowledge now that the ocean covers almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface. Just take a look at a world map or globe, and you’ll see. But before satellite and digital mapping, we had geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci to show, not just tell, us so. Though not wholly accurate, it’s amazing how he captured an aerial perspective of part of the earth’s geography. 

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633) Rembrandt

Fun fact: this is Rembrandt’s one and only seascape painting—and it’s been missing since 1990!

This painting depicts a scene from the biblical tale of Jesus Christ calming a stormy sea—specifically, the one from the Gospel of Mark. The expressions and body language of Christ’s disciples—plus a signature cameo of Rembrandt himself—are a testament to Rembrandt’s artistic prowess. He adeptly shows the terror and chaos of being on a ship in a storm. Everyone is terrified save for Christ. A lost masterpiece by the greatest artist of the Dutch Golden Age.

The Monk by the Sea (1810) Caspar David Friedrich

After a period of restoration, Friedrich's famous monk his once more on view at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

You may know Caspar David Friedrich by another famous painting, The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog—a masterpiece of the Romantic era. 

Here’s an equally contemplative composition of a stark and boundless view of sea and sky. It’s one of the most profound images of the ocean I’ve ever seen.

At the time it was exhibited, this painting was considered unconventional. The painting is divided only by horizon lines. Nothing else obscures the background. In person, it can feel overwhelmingly lonely but also spiritually enlightening. You see man against the greatness of god. The monk is a tiny figure before the grandness of nature. We are a but small drop in the ocean of life.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1831) Katsushika Hokusai

Also known as Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura); on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, U.S.

Fun fact: This is not a painting of a tsunami. Scientists argued that it’s actually a rogue wave. Tsunamis break nearer to the shore. The great wave here is already breaking into deep water.

This Japanese woodblock print is the first painting in Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji series. The Great Wave is a masterclass in composition. A large wave spirals into a crescent and frames Mount Fuji in the background. 

This work is so iconic, it influenced the likes of Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh.

The Great Wave almost singlehandedly popularized the use of Prussian blue in Japan’s Edo era—an illegal move on Hokusai’s part. How did he get his hands on an imported pigment from Europe when Japan had closed itself off from the world? It was probably smuggled.

The Fighting Temeraire (1839) Joseph Mallord William Turner

On view at the National Gallery, London, U.K.

Its longer title, The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, makes you realize how emotional this piece really is. Beloved English artist JMW Turner juxtaposes old glory with new technology. An end of an era symbolized by the setting sun. 

A fading, ghostlike warship is being pulled by a steam-powered tugboat to its final resting place. In reality, the Temeraire won the Battle of Trafalgar. Yet in the end, she was decommissioned, towed along the Thames, broken apart, and sold in bits and pieces.

Fun fact: This painting makes a cameo in the 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall.

Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth (1842) Joseph Mallord William Turner

On view at the Tate Gallery, London, U.K.

It’s said that JMW Turner had himself tied to the mast of a ship amidst a storm so he could see how to paint one. Not true, but it’s amazing how Turner grasped the nature of storm and sea. In contrast to the painting above where the sea is calm, we see wreckage about to happen. 

You can feel the wrath of the elements as a flurrying snow storm overpowers a steam boat. Against all odds and at the center of it all, humanity must persevere through the stormy sea.

Clearing Up, Coast of Sicily (1847) Andreas Achenbach

On view at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD, U.S.

There’s nothing like the way German Romantic painters capture the ocean. Andreas Achenbach, one of the founders of the  Düsseldorf School, is best known for his moody seascapes. And in this one, there’s a lot of drama.

The sunset pokes through rainclouds to illuminate a tragic scene below. You can almost hear the waves crashing on the rocky coast. The foreground implies a shipwreck out of view. See if you can spot the driftwood and tattered flag. 

The Ninth Wave (1850) Ivan Aivazovsky

On view at The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nobody paints the temperamental sea like Ivan Aivazovsky. The famous and prolific Russian Romantic painter mastered marinist art. He did over 6,000 paintings, most of which were seascapes.

The Ninth Wave is Ivan Aivazovsky’s most popular painting. I love his use of color and light. According to legend, the ninth wave is the most powerful one to come after a storm. Despite the looming danger, there’s still hope in a sunrise.

Becalmed off Halfway Rock (1860) Fitz Henry Lane

On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, U.S.

Fitz Henry Lane—also known as Fitz Hugh Lane—pioneered the Luminism style of American landscape painting. It highlights the effects of light much like the Impressionists, however with more attention to detail and hiding of brushstrokes. The effect? A soft, hazy glow over reflective and calm waters.

Though the scene here is calm, below the surface is nothing but. Halfway Rock, at the center of the painting, is an important marker for seafarers—it serves as a navigational aid to avoid underwater rock formations. 

La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide (1865) Claude Monet

On view at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth TX, U.S.

This painting doesn’t feel like the Claude Monet we all know. Still, it shows his understanding of the impression of light. We see the obscured sun’s light shining through the clouds. It’s also a nice glimpse of life on the shores near his hometown of Le Havre. 

Impression, Sunrise (1872) Claude Monet

On view at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Here’s the infamous painting that gave birth to the term Impressionism. It’s one of the earliest paintings by Claude Monet and the one that would pave his legacy as an artist. 

Claude Monet painted many scenes from his hometown, the port city of Le Havre but this is perhaps the most famous. This hazy and misty painting depicts the port of Le Havre at sunrise. Monet sought to paint the port at varying times of the day and from many vantage points. 

You can barely make sky from sea, water from the mist. There’s something so calming about this painting and yet it was harshly critiqued when it was exhibited in Paris in 1874. The art critic Louis Leroy negatively coined the term to describe an “Exhibition of Impressionists.” Today, Impression, Sunrise is considered the first piece of Impressionist art. 

The Rainbow (1873) Ivan Aivazovsky

If you can’t understand why Ivan Aivazovsky is one of the greatest seascape painters of all time, this painting should show you. 

In the distance, a sailing ship succumbs to the stormy sea. Survivors struggle to stay afloat in a small rowboat. Despite the chaos, the storm creates a rainbow that frames the scene. 

Ivan Aivazovsky’s seascape paintings tell a story. His use of a soft, pastel color palette to paint an angry ocean proves his mastery of seascape painting. You can feel a whole range of emotions just by looking at it long enough. Awe, fear, despair, maybe even seasickness, and then finally, hope.

The Wave (1879) Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On view at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis TN, U.S.

Honorable mention, one of my personal favorite seascape paintings of all time. I just love the way Impressionist artists painted waves. Of course I had to mention Pierre-August Renoir.

This is a series of seascapes that show his experimental side. He would spend summers in Watgemont, France just to paint waves on the shore—sometimes even in their midst. 

This is like staring right at a wave crashing down on you. In Renoir’s painting, he captures the fleeting nature of waves with his expert use of a palette knife.

The Fog Warning (1885) Winslow Homer

On view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, U.S.

Together with The Herring Net and Breezing Up, this was painted to depict the hard lives of fishermen in Maine. It’s considered to be one of Homer’s best works. 

If you can’t tell, we love paintings that tell us stories and make us think. This one shows the dilemma of a fisherman far away from his mother ship. The waves are getting choppy and there’s a scary fog on the horizon. The fish clearly weighs him down. Does he risk the journey back? Or does he sacrifice his work to survive? 

The Gulf Stream (1899) Winslow Homer

On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, U.S.

The gulf stream refers to a current in the Atlantic ocean, which Homer crossed many times. It can instill a fear of the ocean in anyone. There are many ways to interpret this. Just look at the man’s expression. Is he searching for hope or is he surrendering to the inevitable? 

We had to mention these two paintings by Winslow Homer. This was painted shortly after his father died. It’s said to represent his grief and the fragility of human life. It also sheds light on the reality of black people in America during the slave trade.

Walk on the Beach (1909) Joaquin Sorolla

On view at the Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain

Let’s end this list with a light-hearted stroll along the beach. It’s one of the most popular paintings by Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla. He painted his wife Clotilde and eldest daughter Maria while walking along a beach in Valencia. 

It reminds us of a blissful, sunny summer day in the Mediterranean. But Sorolla’s technique is also something to marvel at. 

He adapts some Impressionistic techniques here. Look at the brush strokes he uses to paint soft waves. Notice the near seamlessness between land and sea. Though white seems to be the dominant color, he actually mixed it using other colors, capturing the reflection of sunlight on fabrics. 

What are your favorite famous ocean paintings?

Which of the paintings that we mentioned above did you love the most? Did one of your favorite artists or seascape paintings show up on this list? Learned something new about art today? Sound off in the comments below!

Thinking of trying your hand at seascape painting on canvas? How about with watercolor? We’ve got a guide for oil mixing for seascapes and how to paint water with watercolor

Discover more about famous artists, paintings, and more. Just head to the Inspiration section of the Zen Art blog.





Belle O. Mapa is a writer and artist based in Manila, Philippines. She believes that everyone is born with an inner creative spirit—we just need to nurture and discover it on the blank page. Currently, she lives out her passion: writing stories, hosting journaling workshops, and advocating for mental health awareness.

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