Hey Chickadee!

Hi friends! I hope you are having a good weekend. We are taking it easy, I have one kid down with a cold+allergies so we spent today puttering around the house. I delved into the nooks and crannies of my craft room to try and unearth my extra brayers and lino-cutters (it had really been bugging me that I could not find them when I hosted my Gelli print party last week) to no avail but I did find some mosaic supplies, glass paint and about 200 unfinished resin pendants. Good grief, I am expecting a knock on the door from Hoarders any moment! We did have a little flood in the basement today but luckily it did not get to my craft room or hubby’s woodworking area. On the bright side the cellar floor got a good washing LOL! Tonight I have a fun little painting tutorial for you!


It is geared for beginners so you might want to watch it at 2x speed if you are advanced. It is painted with #5 & #10 round brushes and only 3 colors of paint.  I hope you like it!

Strathmore watercolor cards
Cotman Watercolors
#10 & #6 Synthetic rounds
Cut up piece of credit card, water bucket, paper towel

Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna

Reference Photo
This tutorial is slow enough for beginners to paint along with me.

I want to thank Jerry’s Artarama for sponsoring this video and I thank you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


14 Responses

  1. Love it…was getting worried bout you…sorry ones sick, poor thing, no fun


  2. I think anyone, beginner or advanced can benefit from this tutorial. As always, you did a great job. Thanks


  3. I have taught classes also but I always enjoy seeing what other people are doing! We have black caps here in Alaska also. Love them!
    I have a little paint box like yours I bought years ago.. and now I put Graham watercolors in it and use it all the time! I just finished a painting and posted it on my facebook page. When I was teaching a class one of my students was complaining that she did not have as good a brush as mine…so I painted with her brush..She said it’s “not the brush” ..so practice and doing it a lot helps the quality, I think. I love your videos!


  4. I love the tutorial! I’m a lifetime beginner! I’m so sorry you have a little one down with Allergies. I’ve been there, done that, and am still worrying about her even though she’s an adult. She has severe asthma which started when she was 4. She needs her inhaler almost every day.
    I hope your child doesn’t! However, if she/he needs one remember to get a prescription for the Emergency Kit and keep it updated!


  5. A beautiful bird. I hope the kid is feeling better now


  6. Just wanted to say….I have learned more from watching your tutorials and listening to you “ramble on” than I ever did in years of art classes!


  7. Amen to the years of art classes. I’m still a beginner but learn so much from you Lindsay. the chickadee is one of my favorite birds along with the little wrens that stay here all year.


  8. I hope that child of yours is feeling better. I, too, have allergies
    and sinus problem right now.


  9. WOW!!!!… You are the greatest artist out there!!!… What a perfect, beautiful chickadee!!!!!!… Too bad I can’t even shade or understand shadows and light, much less draw even a stick figure… But you make it look so easy!!!…love all your tutitorials.!!!! P


  10. I think…………………….. it’s super duper. thank you


  11. I hope your child gets better very soon. I love watching your videos, fast speed slow speed their all awesome.


  12. Thank you for all the great content you create! I got an A in Design I at NVCC this summer and I’m off to a strong start in Drawing III this fall. I am a better artist and person because of watching your content. My first assignment in Drawing III was to start an artist blog. Google+ is perfect and posting very cool content already. Thanks again, ma’am!


  13. […] The 1st one I did following a tutorial from The Frugal Crafter. […]


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