Watercolor Gourds REAL Time Tutorial!

Hi friends! Are you ready for a long watercolor painting lesson? Let’s paint gourds!


You only need 4 colors: A warm red (cad red, scarlet, vermilion) a warm yellow (cad yellow, new gamboge, indian yellow) prussian blue and sap green.  Watch the video to see how easy it is!


I am using Neo watercolors from Kusakabe, use the coupon code thefrugalcrafter if you want to order any to save 10%. As I mentioned in the video I would recommend just buying the colors you would use (check for tried and true pigments) rather than the sets.

Bottom line the Neo watercolors are OK but honestly I think you can get more for your money getting the Holbein watercolors on Amazon or the Turner watercolors at Jerrys. Both are a higher quality paint at a lower price. Now, don’t get me wrong, painting with these watercolors was fine. I am concerned with a few of the pigments in them (PY1, BV10, PR83) and some tubes of paints say “not listed” under pigment info, I don’t think that is acceptable when you are buying artist quality paint.

I wanted to love these watercolor because I love their Aqyla line of water mixable alkyd paints and found them a great value using lightfast and tried and true pigments but the watercolor did not deliver in my opinion.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored video but I did receive the paint for free for review purposes.

I hope you try painting gourds and pumpkins using whatever watercolors you have and til next time happy crafting!


11 Responses

  1. I like this painting! I bought some gourds the other day and just have to rummage around to find my masking fluid. I take it I need to dilute it with water to be able to splatter it?
    I also like the background and that you only used four different colors. I would have never thought the gourds would look that nice in front of a background made of the same colors the gourds were painted in, I expected them to be camouflaged! I can’t wait to give this a try ….


    • you can put the masking fluid on a stiff toothbrush and spatter with out diluting, also dab on sparkles with the end of a brush


    • you can put the masking fluid on a stiff toothbrush and spatter with out diluting, also dab on sparkles with the end of a brush


  2. Just gorgeous Lindsey. Thanks be to God for your beautiful gifts and your commitment. This is a bookmark of my youngest granddaughter she likes cats.


  3. so pretty I love to watch you do watercolor paingings


  4. Hi Dear Sweet Lindsay I am so excited this is awesome Also I am so sorry I am not keeping up with you please know that I treasurer your friend ship an all that you share and create You are a wonderful blessing in my life. sending hugs to you my friend Bev I am watching as I can and even though right now I am not commenting much I am still here thank you so much


  5. I know crazy questions, u may have said .. did u use photo to paint from , or real things ? 😉 thanks


  6. Very informative tutorial with lots of good ideas! Thanks!


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