Paint this relaxed beginner watercolor landscape in real time!

Hi friends! Today we are going back to basics with a fun and relaxing watercolor landscape of a forest, lake and meadow.

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I received such lovely feedback from viewers on YouTube and Instagram that I think I will make more of these real-time beginner tutorials which can also be used as warm-ups for more advanced painters! It’s great way to fill that watercolor sketchbook! Watch the video and follow along!

Supplies:

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Beginner watercolor tips:

1. Don’t be afraid of the water, wet that paper well! That’s why it’s called watercolor:)

2. Wet paper = soft blended edges and dry paper = crisp and hard edges. so be sure to wet the paper if you want it to blend and work on dry paper when you want crisp details.

3. Take a break, your eyes will play tricks on you after working on a painting too long so giving your eyes a rest will help you come back to work refreshed with a new truer perspective.

4. Paint! Whenever you can with whatever you have for supplies. That is the one thing that will make the most difference in your art.

When I painted this piece and recorded the video is was a quiet Sunday morning and I was the only one up in the house. I got to enjoy a cup of coffee and greet the day with a paintbrush in hand and I think that is the ideal way to start the day! How about you? Let me know if you would like more lessons like this and til next time happy crafting!

17 thoughts on “Paint this relaxed beginner watercolor landscape in real time!

  1. Wish I could paint this!!!!!!

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  2. Lindsay, I have learned so much from you these past 6 months. You inspire me to keep painting. I live in a remote area, having no success in finding a watercolor instructor within 60 miles. Thank you for your dedication. Please, keep posting these beginner tutorials!

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  3. Hello Linsay,

    thank you for all your great tutorial, i open my day every morning with following your tutorials and drawing something new i’m a beginner and i would like to ask if its possible to do some tutorials of landscape drawing and painting with WATER COLOR PENCILS

    Thank you again have a wonderful day

    On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:21 AM, Thefrugalcrafter’s Weblog wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! Today we are going back to basics > with a fun and relaxing watercolor landscape of a forest, lake and meadow. > I received such lovely feedback from viewers on YouTube and Instagram that > I think I will make more of these real-time beginner tut” >

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  4. Love this serene painting! Lindsay, I have not made any requests for paintings but I have noticed that in my many searches or your watercolor playlist that there are no dogs. I am specifically trying to do a Westie for my son. I have my sketch done and have watched the few tutorials out there of white fur but most are those fast I am not going to tell you how I did this type. I bought an animal watercolorist book as well and honestly it was no help as it was more of an expressionist type. Thanks and I know the list is long but maybe, just maybe…?

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  5. Yes please!!! If you have the time for more lessons like these I would so appreciate doing and learning from you! Your youtube videos are so welcomed and you could not be any sweeter! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hi Lindsay

    This is another wonderful water color painting that surely inspires us beginners to keep working on our painting skills. I am presently working on your winter embossing, masking technique. I am trying to perfect the masking item with the cereal box. The little night scene is so serene. PS I sure hope you will continue to do the beginner scenes, hope you would do a winter scene with snow, night sky and pine trees. Thanks so much……Happy Holidays…

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  7. Hello! A friend shared this tutorial with me, and I canโ€™t wait to try it with friends Iโ€™ve invited over next week to paint together. Thank you, and happy new year!

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  8. I just happened upon your blog this morning……how inspiring!! I used to dabble in watercolors many years ago but then it seemed to get lost in the tasks of everyday life. I have recently had an urge to get back into it and after watching your video it gives me even more of a desire. Thank you so much for sharing your gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. This is a beautiful painting! I think I will try something like this. I am a big fan of acrylics for their thick color, and I haven’t gotten into watercolors yet. I love your style though, how did you learn? Check out my recent painting for any suggestions. caelidotblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/why-do-you-art/

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  10. Definitely like this type of painting – Very Beautiful. I have the same paper in a 6X6 sketchbook and tried to paint this in there – was a bit difficult for me to scale down and I’m sure I would have done better had I done a quick sketch first. I totally enjoyed it and plan to try it again on the back of the page as some of my sky ended up there ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for a wonderful Tutorial.

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