Simple Seashell Watercolor Tutorial for Beginners!

Hi friends! Need to relax? How about a sweet and serene seashell?


Paint along with me in today’s video tutorial!


  • 5″x7″ watercolor greeting card (or watercolor paper)
  • Watercolors (Mission Golf) in colors: Ultramarine blue, Burn Umber (or burnt sienna), Yellow ocher
  • You will also need watercolor paper and a pencils and eraser.

Let me know in the comments if you would like me to paint the more advanced 5 shell painting:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow to all my fellow Americans and til next time happy crafting!

11 thoughts on “Simple Seashell Watercolor Tutorial for Beginners!

  1. Lyndsay, I enjoy your instruction very much and you are a JOY! Have you instructed painting folds in fabric? I have a picture of my granddaughter in her lacrosse uniform that I would like to paint for her, but I am not doing something right. Please help! Mary Ann


  2. Lovely! Yes please do the painting of the five shells! Long version. Maybe a live show on a Friday? They are so bright and colorful! Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Hi Lindsay,

    I do like your shell paintings, one of my favourite subjects as well. I did want to discourage you from buying the shells from a store as the creatures inside were probably killed just so that people can enjoy the shells, poor little crustaceans have a right to live too. I collect my empty shells, amongst other things like sponges and sharks eggs, when I go for walks on the beach, which almost adds another whole level to the discovery for me:)


    1. Jenny, even empty shells on the beach are not empty for long. Somthing else will move in shortly if it’s left on the shoreline


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