Easy Beginner Garden Gate in Watercolor and Giveaway!

6/13/19 Giveaway closed. The winners are: Dixie, MaryEdna, Kathie, Bonnie Bornstein Fertel and Wandersy. I have emailed you with the email address you use for commenting. Congratulations. 

Hi friends! Today we are going to paint this lovely scene in a relaxed manner!


Watch the video and have fun!

Very Easy Garden Door Real-Time Watercolor Painting Tutorial for Beginners
This video is sponsored by the Pottering Artist Magazine by Alison Fennell. You can purchase the magazine here. For a chance to win a copy of the Pottering Artist Magazine and an 8×10 watercolor print simply leave a comment on this blog post. Five lucky winners will be selected and notified on 6/13/19

Supplies (Affiliate links used)

  • Watercolors: Paul Rubens NEW floral set of 24 colors used: Rose red PV19, ultramarine PB29,*burnt umber PBr7, *Cobalt teal PB36, Permanent Lemon (PY3 Hansa yellow light), Hookers Green (PG17), *Yellow Ochre
    * indicates common eastern name, all signal pigment colors **I will be reviewing this paint set after I do a few paintings with them, so far I like it and it’s a great value!
  • Paper: Paul Rubens 140# hot press block 7.5″x10
  • Brushes: Zen tulip set sizes: Rigger 2, Round 8,10, Flat 8, ¾”, Cat’s Tongue ¾” *Great all around value set!
  • Ceramic palette *any white ceramic plate will work nicely or any palette you prefer
  • Watercolor pencil in grey, I use “gunmetal” in the Spectrum Aqua range *You could also use water-soluble graphite, just choose a lighter color and go easy with it.
  • Other: 2 water buckets, paper towel or rag, patience and an open mind!
  • Reference photo

I hope you enjoy painting this and if you do share this post with a friend! Happy crafting!


179 thoughts on “Easy Beginner Garden Gate in Watercolor and Giveaway!

  1. What an inspiring tutorial, and then a chance to win something great at the same time?! I’m all for that.


    1. Thanks Sue – I hope if you are 1 of the 5 winners that you will find within its pages something to soothe your senses, give you tranquil times and tips on how to proceed like an artist:) Alison


  2. WOW!!! SO FUN! I absolutely enjoyed the video! I love your announcement, about the sponsor, you sound like a professional commercial! This is my first entry, I am soooooo excited!!!! Thank you Lindsey, if I could pick one name for you it would be Sunshine!
    Fingers crossed,


  3. Thanks for the beginner tutorial! Love this scene of the garden door. Just hope I can sketch it well enough as I am not so good at sketching. 🙂


  4. Beautiful picture! As a beginner myself, it looks a bit intimidating, so I look forward to watching the video and hopefully trying it out!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  5. Hi Lindsay,

    I am still watching your video while writing this comment and I always love them. I appreciate your time and effort in teaching this artist wannabe! Also, I love that you recommend certain products and that your reviews are totally honest. And of course, I am a frugal crafter too and I love it when you remind us to use what we have first before getting more “stuff”!



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  6. I adore watching your watercolor tutorials. I’m just starting out so they are a big help to me.


    1. Hi mbrown20742 – I am delighted to hear you fancy the magazine and hope that if you get your hands on one it will help you with creative contemplation and bringing yourself to artistic peace with the free-fall creating features and tips. Alison


  7. I love your videos that show your process. I have learned so much and my painting has improved. Thanks for all you do.


  8. Lindsay, I have only started watercolor painting since Feb. No experience really! I have really enjoyed trying some of your you tube videos. Thank you for your inspiration. Keep up good work.