Take Your Paints on Vacation!

Hi friends!The other day when I shared how to make a DIY watercolor block I demonstrated removing a painting from the block and many of you asked for a tutorial on it so I made one just for you:)


I often feel like I lose the “freshness” of a painting when I try to paint it again back in my studio but I really liked the quick ease of this composition. I even decided to teach this painting at my free library painting class last week and the students did so well which was good because I had twice as many students than I usually get, I had to hop between 2 rooms to teach, it was crazy but a lot of fun!


I used my Koi travel paint set for this, I really enjoy using this set for travel, it has more than enough colors but it is inexpensive enough so I don’t have to worry if I lose or damage anything. I must remember to bring a couple extra water brushes though because my girls always want to paint too! Speaking of painting on the go, we spent the day on the coast and managed to paint two quick sketches while my kids splashed in the waves. The one on the left was done at Sandy Point in Stockton Springs and the one on the right was painted in Belfast, Maine, such a  pretty town.


I hope you enjoyed todays free painting tutorial and if you would like a more in-depth lesson on sketching landscapes on location please check out the class Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor available at Craftsy. This class takes you on location to sketch and shows you how to further develop a scene in the studio. It is a great reference for anyone wanting to know more and it is currently 25% off! And it is much better than anything I could film on location:)


Disclaimer, this post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission on products or classes you buy after clicking on them (at no additional cost to you) this helps to keep content on my blog & YouTube free and I thank you for your support! I hope you take your paints on a vacation soon and til next time happy crafting!

9 Responses

  1. I loved the tutorial and I will be sharing with a friend that has expressed an interest in watercolor painting because it has lots of tips. Thanx.


  2. Hi Lindsay, Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your tutorials. I am very new to watercolors and am loving learning how to paint. I am a photographer and would like to extend my permission to you to paint any of my photos, if you are interested. My website can be found at dduhamel.zenfolio.com From the main page, click on the ‘featured galleries’, or simply scroll down to get to all the galleries. There is an abundance of material – landscapes, flowers and more, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Hoping to see you do a tutorial from one (or more) of my images. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    Denise Duhamel dduhamel.zenfolio.com


  3. Lindsay you are amazing! A beautiful piece of Maine took shape right before my eyes. I smiled the whole time you were painting! You make it look so easy-I am going to give it a try and hope it comes out a fraction as beautiful as yours!! Thanks!!!


  4. Shari’s Craftsy class is excellent. She’s a good teacher.


  5. You are a very talented painter these paintings are beautiful!! I have followed you wow you are one unique multi talented lady. Thank you for sharing your craft area tips & beautiful work.


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