Black Watercolor Paper?!? & 43% off Birthday Sale!

Howdy friends! Today I turn 43 so instead of dwelling on the creep towards my middle 40s (I say I’m still in my early 40’s, hubby say’s I’m in my mid-40s) I decided to celebrate by giving everyone 43% off the regular price of any of my classes in my Teachable School. Just use the coupon code HB43 at checkout. This coupon will work on payment plans as well so if you have been waiting for a sale now is the chance. The sale/coupon code is good through Sunday 7/14/19.

Today we are going to do something different, we are going to paint watercolor on black paper! What? Yes that’s right! I had some requests to paint a hummingbird after my failed attempt a couple of weeks ago so I decided to paint that bird again on black watercolor paper. I didn’t have high hopes for the paper. After all I like my watercolors transparent and that wouldn’t show up on black but then I realized that my metallic watercolors would look great on black and it would be nice to have a paper designed for that. I was able to request a free sample of the Stonehenge Aqua Black on their website (sadly that offer doesn’t seem to be available anymore) and that is what I will use in today’s demo.

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Save 43% on Any Class!

If you click any of the photos above it will take you to the class with the discount applied. If for some reason you don’t see the sale price use coupon code HB43 at checkout. I only run this sale one a year so if you have been thinking about taking a class now is a great time. Here are some reasons why!

  • You have lifetime access! You can enroll now with the savings and enjoy the classes when you have the time.
  • Go at your own pace! My online classes are broken down into smaller lessons so you can work to your goal as you have the time. There is also a pause button and you can repeat a lesson as much as you like until you prefect the technique!
  • You can ask me questions as you go and upload your artwork for direct feedback from me.
  • The cost is much less than an in person class (these classes would cost $180 to take from me in person in a group class) and you can take it on your schedule.

Remember the coupon code HB43 is only good through Sunday July 14th, 2019 in my Teachable School so now is the time to snag that class you had your eye on! Thanks for stopping by and painting with me today! Are you going to try painting on black paper? It’s a lot of fun and I hope you do! Til next time happy crafting!

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Gettin Figgy With it!

Hi friends! Today for Sketchbook Sunday I have a fig!

You can see how I painted it in today’s time-lapse video. The real time version is up in Critique Club if you are interested:)

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I hope you are having a great Sunday and ti next time happy crafting!

Live Watercolor Paint Party Tonight! 8pm ET

Hi friends! Surprise! I am having a watercolor live stream tonight at 8pm ET on Youtube! Here is a quick rough sketch of what we will be painting.

I was really inspired by the teal blues and bright reds in this scene. Isn’t is unusual and lovely? You can watch the live stream or the replay in the video player below but if you want to chat live be sure to watch at 8pm on the YouTube watch page.

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Exciting News!
My new Watercolor Landscape Workshop is now open for Enrollment! Save 50% with coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF or by clicking one of the special discount links in this newsletter. (Regular price $79, with coupon $39.50) I have been working on this online course for a while. I wanted to break down landscape painting into easy elements that you can learn with confidence and then put them together to create beautiful paintings.
We will work on skies, rocks and different kinds of trees so you can add variety and interest to your landscape with ease!
And then we will paint 4 complete paintings step-by-step and in real time. I’ll take the mystery out of landscape painting so you can paint the beauty of nature with confidence!
This course features over 7 hours of brand new exclusive video tutorials you can’t find anywhere else. In addition to the all-new content you will find in Watercolor Landscape Workshop I have also added an organized archive to over 50 of my past real-time watercolor landscape tutorials so you can find what you want in a flash! You will never lack inspiration when you are in this class!
I hope you see you for the live stream on YouTube tomorrow and if you want to learn more about Watercolor Flower Landscape please click the special discount link to find out more or enroll today! I’d love to see you in class! Use coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF if the discount doesn’t appear. Offer ends 7/31/19

I’ll see you tonight for the livestream, til ten happy crafting!

Chat with me LIVE at 5pm and Paint a Pretty Landscape!

Hi friends! Tonight in celebration of my new Watercolor Landscape Workshop I am having a landscape video tutorial chat party! Here is the landscape I will teach you to paint:

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During the premiere (from about 5-6pm Eastern Time-New York Time) I will hang out in the chat and answer any questions you have about the tutorial, the new online class or just chit chat. I am so excited because I never get to see what is happening in chat during a normal live stream. (Although spoiler alert, I am thinking of doing a live stream Friday night, I hope I remember how LOL!) Make sure to click over to the YouTube watch page if you want to chat live, otherwise, you can watch the video here in the player below.


I’ll be hanging around the entire hour to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about my new Watercolor Landscape Workshop class! You can save 50% during my launch month special here (*use the coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF if the discount doesn’t appear) *Regular price $79, with coupon $39.50

Supplies for Cactus Landscape:

  • 9″x12″ watercolor paper (Arteza cotton dual sided paper-I used the backside as I preferred that texture)
  • Watercolor paint in colors: Ultramarine blue, Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red or Scarlet, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Hansa Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow, and Quin Rose This Yarka/White Nights set is a good deal right now and contains the colors you will need (use indanthrone blue in lieu of Prussian) 
  • Optional: White gouache and a few colored pencils for accents
  • Reference photo
  • Pattern (We will also draw it together but I snapped a photo in case anyone wanted a pattern)

If you enjoyed today’s free watercolor lesson you will love my new class Watercolor Landscape Workshop!

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This has been my most requested class and I have worked so hard on it so that you can understand and paint beautiful landscapes in no time. This class contains over 7 hours of brand new, step by step instructions from skies, trees, and rocks to four full-length painting tutorials. I’ll break it all down in bite-sized lessons so you can fit it in your busy schedule and take a break whenever you like. I strive to make landscape painting easy and fun! Let’s paint together! Click here to learn more or enroll today! *Use coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF if the discount doesn’t show up.

Thank you so much for trusting me with your art education! I look forward to painting with you soon! Remember to tune at 5p, ET on 7/3/19 on YouTube for a fun live chat and to paint the cactus landscape! Til then Happy Crafting!

Hot Mess Hydrangea

Hi friends! I decided to see if I could correct a painting I started earlier this week. I was frustrated with the way it was developing and decided to take another run at it, I am pretty happy with how it turned out, in any event, I had nothing to lose experimenting!

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Watch the video to see the whole process:

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Every cloud has a silver lining and every hot mess has a chance to be salvaged. Til next time happy crafting!

Watercolor for Relaxation

Hi friends, It doesn’t get more casual than carnations and sprigs of lavender in a vintage ink bottle style vase.

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If you want to relax for 20 minutes grab your watercolor and paint with me!

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It’s been a busy week! I have been super productive filming my next class (Watercolor Landscape Workshop) and it is coming together so nicely! I really think it will take the mystery out of landscape painting and inspire people to paint! I am hoping to launch the class next week, I really think you are going to love it! I hope you are having a great week so far and til next time happy crafting!

My Biggest Watercolor Mistake!

Hi friends! I teamed up with a few of my artsy friends from YouTube and we decided to share out biggest mistakes we have made in our art. Here is my #1 watercolor mistake:

Check out my friend’s videos here:

Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

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