One Brush Wonder!

Hello Friends! Today we are going to paint a coastal landscape with one brush and four colors of watercolor paint. This is a beginner tutorial, I explain mixing color, using a wax resist, composition, drawing, lifting colors (why some colors lift and some do not) and lots of ways to use a 1″ flat angular brush or a 1″ flat wash brush.

Supplies: 140# rough watercolor paper, 1″ flat or angular synthetic brush, watercolor paint (ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, yellow ocher, sap green) wax, cut up credit card, stiff oil painting brush, paper towel. I sketched the design with Graphatint watercolor pencils but you can use a regular pencil if you wish. It makes no difference, I used the watercolor pencils so I could draw darkly so it would show up on video without leaving dark lines when I paint.

Do you think you could paint this? I know you can, I believe in you! Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me and til next time happy crafting!

 

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16 Responses

  1. Thank you so much. This is amazing.

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  2. Lindsay, This painting is amazing. Thanks for the lesson.

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  3. At Easter when decorating eggs I noticed that the drips of dye on the paper towel were lovely and vibrant so I put some egg dye in a spray bottle and voila!!! Colored mist!!! The pill form of dye makes a soft pastel color; the dye in the white paper envelopes is very deep and rich. Now I don’t have to discard my leftover dye after Easter. Of course, only time will tell about its stability. But fun with which to play.

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  4. Lindsay, thanks for the extra long video! loved it and yes want more, even tho we know you hate to edit! lol… amazing turn out and great new techniques i never knew… TFS again just love it! 🙂 such talent and such a sweet spirit! ❤

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  5. Wonderful! Love all the tips about color, thank you! 🙂

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  6. Ho yes it is worth editing !!! I love the wax technique !! I always have problems with foam and that is just great !
    Thank you !

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  7. Loved the extra long video thankyou for doing it!!! Learn something new from you everyday

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  8. I have been gathering all my supplies to get started! Love all your videos their great can’t wait to start!

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  9. Lindsay, every precious minute is so worth it! I learned so much about art theory and technique just by watching. Thank you SO much for all that you graciously share with us!

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  10. That is just beautiful. Hope I can do it.

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  11. Thank you soooo very much. Learn so many new things with each video of yours I watch. My sister is an artist by nature, but I have to work very hard to learn. I will keep trying. So glad I found you.

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  12. What a beautiful painting, you make it look so easy. I like the longer video. Your a great teacher. Thanks for the video!

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  13. This was very helpful. Do you need to worry about the wax residue at all?

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