I’m Back! Did you miss me?

Hi friends! I will be working my way through comments and emails as soon as I can but I just wanted to pop in and let you know what I am working on for projects this week and show you what I painted on vacation. Also if you are interested in tutorials for any of the paintings I showed you today just let me know in the comments. I can record watercolor fairly efficiently (hence all the watercolor tutorials during my busy summer LOL!) and I am happy to if you want to see them:)

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Here is a casual, weekly wrap up and preview of what’s to come vlog:)

Video!

Stuff I mentioned in the video:
Cotman watercolors
Zen 1/2″ (13mm) filbert watercolor brush with scraper handle
DIY watercolor blocks (tutorial here)

For those of you sick of watercolor tutorials I have some fun projects coming up this week:

  1. Fashion: Hand-dyed/stamped/painted scarf
  2. DIY scratch board (good one for the kids!)
  3. Back to School Apple for Teacher papercraft
  4. Under the Sea Party Invitations
  5. Friday we will have the 12:30pm ET live stream and it will be a watercolor:)

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Here are still shots of the painting I shared in the video:)

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During the video I mentioned a couple craftsy classes that you might like both by Anna Mason. I enrolled in her fruit class thinking it might help me with my strawberries:)

Fantastic Fruit-Texture & Form

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Another nice one from Anna Mason is Realistic Watercolors Step by Step (it is mainly botanical flowers and a good place to start:)

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Thanks for being awesome and til next time happy crafting!

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71 Responses

  1. I love them all! I can never get enough watercolor tutorials. I’m just finishing my version of your cup of tea and bowl of strawberries strawberries painting. I will post it on your Facebook page when I’m done.

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  2. I missed you and so happy you are back safe!!

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  3. Hi, I am fairly new to watercolor although I do enjoy doing many acrylic paintings and would like to expand my knowledge towards art in general. Your tutorials and videos have been very helpful to me and I look forward to more. I just love the maple leaf you did, and would like to see more fall paintings and trees. Thanks!

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  4. Would love to see fall leaf,strawberry and the tree (birch may be ?)can’t wait!!!

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  5. Glad you are back!! Would love to see tutorials on the flowers, shells, and buckets. All of the paintings are so pretty!!! Thanks, Lindsay!!!

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  6. Yes, we missed you! Your paintings are AMAZING! I would love to see a video on the leaf and fruit.
    Thanks!

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  7. Welcome back! Looks like you had a great time. 🙂 Would love to see a tutorial on the leaf and the strawberries – they look good enough to eat! Will be tuning in on Friday, looking forward to it. Thanks for all your awesome tutorials and posts!! Cindy

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  8. I would love to see a video of the leaf. Perfect for fall cards. THANKS

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  9. YES, we missed you very much, but we all need to relax and have time with our family. Love the leaf, strawberries and bird. You know I like them all.

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  10. Hi Lindsey, welcome back from vacation. I’m up to try all of them. Whatever you decide is always fun and informative. Looking forward to what’s next in watercolor painting.

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  11. Glad you’re back to painting with us. I’d like to watch you paint the rocks and plants. Thanks for taking requests.

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  12. Love this layout of your vacay pics.

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  13. I loved almost all of your watercolor paintings! The fall leaf, the tree (interesting perspective), the strawberries, the bird… I never grow tired of learning from your watercolor tutorials, so the more the better as far as I’m concerned. So glad you had a restful get-away, and am glad you’re back! Thank you for sharing your art with us. 🙂

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  14. Please, please, please, a tutorial on painting fall leaves! My favourite time of year. Love all your tutorials.

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  15. Dear Lindsay. I love your daily posts, esp watercolor. I find you amazingly inspirational and just so down to earth that I feel like I know you. You keep me grounded but challenged at the same time. You are like coffee in the morning or wine in the evening , without you life would be so lifeless! Thanks. Hilary

    Sent from my iPad

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  16. Hi Lindsay! Welcome back 🙂 I love them all but if I had to pick a few it would be the maple leaf and the one that looks like you are looking up at a tree, very tall. Those are awesome.

    BTW, Anna Mason’s classes are great too. I am a member of her watercolor school. Her style is much different from yours and I enjoy both just as much!

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  17. Welcome Home! Thank you for the interim videos, so we didn’t go through withdrawal. I have a smaller travel set of the Cotman watercolors, and I must not know too much, because I like them.
    Would love to see tutorials of the Strawberries, Watermelon, Cupcake, the Fall Leaf, the Pails, and the big rocks on the shore.
    P. S. … I’ve used a white gel pen to put in some highlights too! I figure, it’s my art, I’ll use what I want.

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  18. I love your watercolor paintings and would enjoy tutorials on all of them, thanks!

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  19. Welcome Home, Lindsey! Glad you enjoyed your family time. Thank you for supplying us with interim videos so we didn’t go through withdrawal. I have a smaller Cotman travel set, and I must not know any better because I like mine. I would Love to see tutorials on the strawberries, the shells, The watermelon, the cupcake, the pails, the large rocks on the shore line and the beautiful fall leaf…if it’s not too much to ask.
    P. S. I too, have used a gel pen to highlight. I figure, it’s my art..I’ll use what works for me. Oh, and thank you for the heads up on the Turner paints!!

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  20. Your work I a amazing as always and yes I have missed you ,we have recently changed towns for my husbands work, from a city to a little country town in the middle of winter, I now live in Jerramungup in Western Australia , wereas I used to live in Albany , Western Australian still really bitterly cold though and once I get organised I can follower your videos in one swoop instead of on a packing break, so happy crafting to you xx and happy unpacking for me xx

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  21. I love them please do them all one one the dock or pick nick table first with the blue glass sitting next to it, finch leaves shells they are all great cant wait.

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  22. They are all wonderful really wonderful.I do hope you can do all of them in individual lessons. I love watching your live lessons even though they are in the wee hours of the morning in Australia. So nice to see you back. I have learnt so much from following you and l have so much crafty fun in my life now. You have taken my fear of water colours away too.
    Thank you Lindsay for letting us see them and comment.

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  23. Have you tried watching Ronnie Bringle’s FREE videos on the Color Palette? she takes you through lemons,pears, oranges, apples, watermelon, cherries, blueberries and plums using the 3 basic colours ………….. I learned loads from her shes amazing her blog is Ronnies Ramblings and Id recommend any artist to watch her painting.

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  24. Hi Lindsay. would love to see the tree, leaf, strawberry and rocks. Did miss you and your watercolour tutorials. I like the way you do your tutorials as they are very helpful and you give tips on paints, brushes and how to’s. Hope you had a lovely vacation – certainly looks like you did! 🙂

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  25. Love all the paintings and look forward to seeing videos on any if not all of them. You are so inspirational. I enrolled on Anna Mason’s fruit and Angela Fehr’s landscape Craftsy classes, both are excellent.

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  26. I’d like to see a tutorial of the watercolour maple leaf and the sea shells. I’d like to see your version of the strawberries also. Thanks!

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  27. WELCOME BACK LINDSAY. Love all your paintings. So fresh and fun. Can’t wait for all the new videos you have Coming up.
    Soooooo missed your bubbly personality too.
    Hugz

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  28. Lindsey, I get so much joy out of your YouTube channel. Thank you for sharing all your talents with us- and your upbeat personality is just wonderful! I wish you all the best always!

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  29. I’d love to see tutorials for the leaf, the strawberries, and the landscapes (the big one, and the one with rocks)

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  30. Hi Lindsay, welcome home. Glad you feel rejuvenated. I particularly like the rocky shore with the greenery that you did from the dock and the misty trees. I love driving to work seeing the mist rising and wondered how to get that effect. I would like to see tutorials on any of your paintings but these two in particular. I haven’t gotten into mixed media and am currently only interested in watercolor tutorials. I realize that you are much more well-rounded than that. I am trying to simplify plus get ready for traveling for retirement and want to take fewer items with me. I do LOVE make the origami boxes too!! That was a really fun lesson. thank you, GrammieKim

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  31. All of the paintings are great! I just ‘discovered’ you and you have inspired me to buy my first set of watercolors, which I hope to try out this week. I’d love to watch a tutorial on any of them, but especially the maple leaf and the birch tree. Your videos are fabulous – thank you so much for sharing your art. 🙂

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  32. Luv all u do..can’t wait for all the tutorials !!!

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  33. I am glad you are back,malthough you did a wonderful job of keeping us supplied with things to do while you were on vacation! I love the smaller, en plein aire watercolors and would love to see you do more. You are such a motivator by showing us how we can see creative things to do almost anywhere/anytime!

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  34. Lindsey, I love these – every single one. I just need to find some time to get back to painting. Thank you for all the “helping Hands” you give us. Hope to see you in Hamburg.

    Sharon Lones

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  35. Do you ever teach classes live and in person, or just on-line? I am in NH and would definitely drive up to meet you. I can’t wait to see your videos this week. I am so glad I found you and your videos! Thanks for doing them! You are just awesome! Would love to see you paint that leaf.
    Sheri

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    • I teach at the Heirloom stamp show in w springfield in june, I think Iwill do at least one watercolor class next year:)

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  36. Do a tutorial on the strawberries please

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  37. I love the fall leaf and birch tree, gosh all the others well so any tutorials on your vacation watercolors would be great. I hope you had a great time.

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  38. Yeah! We did miss you. Please do a tutorial on the little bird.

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  39. Beautiful paintings❤️ Are you doing a tutorial or leaves and fruit? I am kayaking today and taking my paints. You inspired me last week!!!! Thanks for all you share.

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  40. First of all I love them all! I think that leaf is beautiful and would make a wonderful Fall card. And that tree! What a beautiful tree. Love them all and would love tutorials on those two and the berries too.

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  41. I love all that you send, so glad I have discovered you!

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  42. YOU are so generous with sharing your knowledge. I LOVE that leaf. If you taught this, I would make these my Thanksgiving invitations. Thanks for what you do. By the way, I love everyone of them!

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  43. I’m amazed you accomplished that much painting on your vacation!! They are all beautiful!!! I would love a tutorial on all of them. The birch tree is stunning as is the maple leaf ( but it’s too early to paint fall leaves). So perhaps the seashells instead. Thanks ! I so look forward to your watercolour tutorials. They have taught me so much!!!

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  44. I would love to see the leaf done as a tutorial. They are all so very lovely. From the looks of the paintings you were in a very beautiful place for your vacation. Thanks for all you do to inspire us all.

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  45. Love your watercolor paintings! Glad you had a wonderful vacation. Always look forward to your tutorials. Thanks for all you do!!

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  46. Glad to see you enjoyed the vacation.

    I never grow tired of watching your watercolor tutorials. I have learned more from watching those than I ever did in all the watercolor classes I’ve taken over the years.

    I don’t understand people’s attitude towards Cotman watercolor either. I have used them for over 30 years. I have paintings that I did with Cotmans hanging in my home that are that old and show no fading. They are still as vibrant as when I first painted them.

    I can only conclude that many people suffer from art snobbery and feel a paint is no good unless they have paid some ridiculous amount of money for it.

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  47. I would love to see you paint the birch tree! It looks very tricky. It would be nice to see how you make it look so dimensional. Glad you and your family had a great vacation!

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  48. Yes. I missed you.

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  49. I would love to see videos for the beautiful leaf, bird and strawberries. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Welcome back. I love all of the paintings that you showed us.

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  51. Welcome back! Keep the videos coming!

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  52. How could we miss you…………you covered as much information and did so much work to keep us coming back in advance of your “time off”. On top of that you worked all through you “time off” I love the bark on the tree, you did a great job on that. Your other painting are very nice as well …..there are so many. You work way too hard! Thank you for sharing it all. You are appreciated.

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  53. Good to have you back! You have been so productive! WOW!

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  54. Thanks for keeping us up with your lovely work, as for missing you, of course! I have not had time to do the last two plein air but will in the next few days. And, I did get Anna Mason’s botanicals, only have had time to do the first one but am looking forward to the rest. Would love you to re-create any of the beautiful ones you did on vacation, was the one with the walkway over water one of the last two? If not, would love to see that one done, it looks so peaceful and beautiful.

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  55. Aw thanks for sharing what you painted on your hols.
    I love the shells and the strawberries, but my favourite is the tree that you painted as you were sitting looking up through it! Fantastic work xx

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  56. Very nice paintings and I love the painting videos and you look like you got so relaxation and so well needed rest since you are always on the go. Yes you were missed and appreciate all you do. I did watch your videos that you left also. Well glad you enjoyed the vacation and glad you are back with us

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  57. Welcome back, I love the fish, the rocks, the strawberries, the bird and the leaf.

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  58. Wonderful paintings! I’d love to see tutorials for the tree (amazing perspective!), bird, large rocks, cupcake, watermelon and strawberries!

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  59. The leaf painting is amazing! It truly looks 3-D. I had to do a double and triple take to see if it was really a painting. I am pretty sure even with a class I will not be able to make such realistic painting as yours. Thanks for the beautiful examples to look at!

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  60. I would really love to see any tutoria on water colors. I think you have peaked my interest into trying it out. All your examples were really beautiful. I think I am going to look on Amazon for the set. Thank you for the tops on what tools to buy to help us. You are so down to earth I really enjoy watching all of your videos.

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  61. So glad you are back safe and sound. Love the paintings and the projects (and your product reviews). I enjoy your videos and look forward to more. You have helped me get back into painting. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into making the videos.

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