Watercolor Leaves 2 Ways!

Dontcha just love Daylight Saving time? Getting to sleep that extra hour…that is only if you remember to turn back your alarm clock LOL!  Luckily I did not wake anyone else up except the dog who was more than ready to start her day (dogs apparently do not “get” daylight savings time) so I shut of the alarm, let her out and fed her. You’d think with an extra hour I’d be more ambitious, nope, I just lazed around until it was time to get the kids up.

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Today I thought I’d show you two different ways to paint fall leaves. First with watercolor pencils:

And this video shows painting the leaves with watercolor paints. I added some acorns for interest and yes, I realize I am painting maple leaves LOL!

So, what do you think? Are you more suited to painting with watercolors or watercolor pencils? I think pencils (I use Inktense BTW) are more suited for someone who likes to look before they leap and paints are for someone who like to jump right in and as artists we can prefer one one day and the other the next! C’est la vie!

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Don’t forget a little swipe of matching paint on the envelope! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

13 Responses

  1. these are beautiful! such lovely colors! thanks to your ‘enabling’, I’ve started checking out the derwent inktense pencils, I’ve just looked at dick blick..I will probly use my 50% coupon at mike’s or ja but I wanted to get the 24 set and I see lots of pretty colors but are there any pinks??? not that its my favorite color or anything but didn’t really see it represented. I wanted to use this as an ‘ask a crafter’ question but didn’t really know where to put it. Thanks for all you do!

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  2. Very beautiful! It’s in the 40’s here in P.A. and breezy’s but i am on my way outside to find me some leaves.Thanks again for another great tutorial!!

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  3. Your blog entries are so great – I’m one of your biggest fans. Keep up the excellent work! Thanks for all your hints to help us become artists, too.

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  4. But why would you put acorns on a Maple leaf ? Jan C.

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    • because I picked them up on the yard next to the leaf and I wanted to show something different in the watercolor tutorial:) It was a deliberate artistic choice:)

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  5. I have the Derwent watercolor pencils because of your previous tutorials. I love them and highly recommend the pencils. I bought mine at Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. Thank you for the colors and inspiration.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Love watching you work and I really learn a lot.

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  7. I love your watercolor tutorials. You make it look so easy!!! I am one of those people that doesn’t know when to stop trying to mess with my wc paintings and ruin them. Maybe if I watch your videos often enough I’ll get better at it. Thanks for making your lessons available free.

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  8. They look wonderful, I think that I will try in the future 🙂
    Thank you for the tutorial !!

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  9. Like Pat said you makeit look so easy I like both of them. Thank you for the tutorials.

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  10. You really make it look EASY Lindsay!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  11. Wow, thanks for the tutorial. You made water coloring look so easy & the leaves look so vibrant – simply awesome!

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  12. Absolutely loving your watercolour videos Lindsay!!
    Thank you!!!
    I love using watercolour pencils.. I always wanted to venture into the paints but haven’t gotten the courage/time to play with those yet. You have made me really want to try the intense pencils though. 🙂

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