Let’s Paint a Peacock LIVE 12:30pm ET!

Hi friends! We have a live painting tutorial today at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube today! Programming note: There will be no live painting show next friday because I will be on vacation so make sure you stop by today! I have been requested several times to paint a peacock and I found lots of wonderful reference photos on Paint my Photo, I like the detail on the face in this photo by Janruss and this photo by Paola Richey has a great shot of the body.


Here is a 10 minute sketch and color swatch. Tip, do a quick sketch in pen and splash on some colors before you paint “for real” it is a great way to loosen up for a painting session! I do these quick sketches on scraps so I have nothing to lose if it turns out badly:) The colors I am using are: Permanent Gamboge, Pthalo Blue, Turquoise, Pthalo Green, Pyroll Red and Burnt Umber.


Here is a pattern for today’s painting if you want to use it.


You can watch the live show or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat and ask questions then you must watch on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies can be found from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama. If you want the supplies I am using check out my Teacher’s Class List. If you are a teacher using the teachers list feature is wonderful, it takes the guesswork out of what a student needs to get. You can access this feature and make a list by going to Jerry’s Artarama, clicking on “my account” and selecting “My Teacher List” from the drop down menu. I am so excited for this feature and I hope you find it useful too!


  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor Brushes: 1″ flat, #8 & #3 rounds
  • 9″x 12″ 140# CP Watercolor Paper
  • Transfer paper (if you are using my pattern)
  • 2 water buckets, paper towels, credit card scraper

As always I encourage you to try what you have on hand first before buying new:) I also wanted to let you know that Craftsy is having a BIG sale! Bloom into new skills with 50% off Craftsy’s freshest classes! Shop today with my affiliate link, it doesn’t cost you more but helps me keep rolling out the free tutorials on my blog and I appreciate your support! Your classes won’t expire either, you have lifetime access so you can enroll now and take the classes when you have time at your own pace.

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And Craftsy has more than just painting classes, snoop around and you will find paper crafting, stamping, cooking, cake decorating, woodworking, jewelry making, drawing and more! Don’t wait, the sale goes through Sunday the 7th. Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!