Hi friends! I love bright colors and kitschy designs so when I doodled a little postcard with orange slices on it yesterday:
I knew I wanted to explore this subject more and thus was born my optimistic fruit from my imagination:
Fun huh? This took me about an hour to create but through the magic of YouTube you can see it come to life in about 15 minutes. I hope you enjoy! It is not a difficult painting, it is a fun piece you can doodle and get to know your supplies with. Feel free to use any water-soluble pastel or crayon you have and paint along. I’ll also list the exact supplies I used below, they are a bargain and I have been having a ball playing with them:)
Supplies (affiliate links used)
- Meeden watercolor fan palette *42 colors for $19 (compared to the $60-$120 the crooks advertising on Instagram are charging for the same thing!)
- Gel crayons *36 colors for $15
- Sketchbook: Hahnemule *this is the 5″x8″ size, mine is 8″x11″ or so but I could not find that one, the paper is not that important for this technique.
- Zen all media brushes *any synthetic angles, flats, filbers and rounds for acrylics will suffuce
So, I asked my hubby about creating something like this in a large format for the kitchen (I have like a 3’x4′ canvas burning a hole in my studio) and he seemed OK with the idea but not overjoyed by the thought but I think it would look really cool with maybe some of my other tropical inspired paintings. What do you think. I mean, it’s a kitchen, it can’t make it any worse right? LOL! I just want being in the kitchen to me more pleasant, I want a kitschy kitchen haha! I think it would look good with my black and white checkerboard floor, white cabinets and blue walls, what do you think? Also if I d the large acrylic do you want a tutorial? Oh, on another note I might have a live stream watercolor palette tour this evening, I am thinking after dinner, maybe around 7pm Eastern time just to give you a heads up. And one more thing, we just updated the shop with new paintings for July so check it out if you want to own a Lindsay original. Phew, that was a lot of info, have a great Sunday and til next time happy crafting!