Life is Just a Bowl of…Strawberries? {Watercolor Tutorial}

Howdy friends! The other day I reviewed Mijello Mission Gold Pure Pigment watercolors. I had filmed this demo intending to have it on the same video as the review but it was too long and many of you have told me that you prefer the long videos with live narration to speed-paints so I decided to keep it long and post it separately.


Feel free to paint along using whatever watercolor paints you have!

Colors used:
Permanent Rose
Permanent Red Deep
Prussian Blue
Indian Red
Van Dyke Brown
Yellow Ochre #2

Brushes 1/2″ &, 3/4″ flat, #30, #8, #4 rounds

This took just under 40 minutes to paint in real-time. Feel free to speed up or slow down the demo using the setting gear at the bottom of the YouTube player to adjust it for your pace. I think you need to watch this on the YouTube watch page to adjust the setting.

Here is the reference photo I used from Paint my Photo.

Many people have asked me about mixing colors, I have a basic video here, but, if you are looking for an in-depth class I recommend the Craftsy class Improve your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing. Many people have told me that it was the best class on watercolor mixing that have taken (and it’s on sale for $19.99-regularly $29.99) so I am happy to recommend it to people who are having a hard time with clean bright mixes, plus it is a Craftsy class so you know it is top-notch.  The above link is an affiliate link so if you purchase that class or any others I do receive a small percentage of the sale and that helps me produce free videos for you every day:)


Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

6 Responses

  1. Oh, really nice. Thanks for this one. Can’t wait to paint it.

    BJ Nichol

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Hi Lindsay – signed up at Craftsy…looking forward to it! Thanks for the recommendation – I’ve been looking for a course on colour mixing, so here goes! Oh, and of course thanks for all your videos!!


  3. Love the picture. Can’t wait to try it.


  4. These seems to really be better pigment paints…I like that…still want more info on them…do you think you’ll replace these with your other paints???? thanks for sharing…love your painting…


  5. This looks good to eat!!


  6. Love your painting, (and your site) and I am so glad you bought these paints. Great to see you test them out and hear your views. I have never painted before and I had bought the set of 36 as my first set of paints as it was so cheap on Amazon. Your site is awesome and I love your style of painting. I really need to stop watching your video’s and actually paint thou, lol.


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