Live Stream Today & Watercolor Glass Glass is Here!

Hi friends! I am happy to report that I have finally finished the much anticipated Watercolor Glass Class! As always I want my blog friends to get the best price so use the coupon code SHINE or click any of the special discount links in this blog post to save 50% throughout the month of August 2020. 

Thank you for being so patient waiting for this class. I have been working on it since January but finding quiet times to film with construction and then the kids home due to the pandemic has been challenging. But we did it and I think this might be my best class ever! With over 8 hours of in-depth step-by-step instruction, you will know the ins and outs of painting glass and how to deal with any unique variable you come across.

I’ll share 3 different approaches for creating transparent glass: We will start by learning how to use masking fluid and where it will give the best results as well as the pros, cons, and concerns of that product. I’ll show you an easy method of using white pen or gouache for quicker glass renderings perfect for sketchbooks or when you just want to jump in and start painting without a lot of planning and finally I will show you the heavily planned and methodical techniques of building up layers and painting around the whites for flashy, refined sparkle.

You will learn how to paint clear glass and colorful glass and learn how patterns and textures on the glass affect the other objects around, inside, and behind the glass. By the time you are done with this course, I am confident that you will be able to paint any translucent glass that comes your way!

In addition, I have added a bonus section with resources for finding interesting things to paint and shopping recommendations. I have even organized an archive of past still life tutorials featuring glass if you are looking for more to paint! As with all of my class you can ask me questions as you go along and upload your paintings for feedback. You get all that for $39.50 (That’s half off the normal price of $79) just for being an early bird. You can click here and enroll at a discount or learn more about this new exciting class!

And…
…today (Friday, August 7) at 12:30 Eastern Time I will be having a live stream on YouTube where we will paint this sweet little railroad lantern perfume bottle. It’s a beautiful mix of glass and tarnished metal and so fun to paint! Join me for the free live painting lesson and you can ask me any questions you have about the new class too! Just make sure to tune in on YouTube at 12:30pm ET if you want to chat live.

A replay of the live stream will be available if you can’t join live. I have a pattern available for you here and a reference photo. Just grab your basic set of paints and watercolor brushes and you will be ready to roll!

I hope to see you later today for the live stream and maybe even in the Watercolor Glass Class! Happy crafting!

A Fast & Easy Water Lily Watercolor!

Hi friends! Let’s relax, unwind and paint a quick loose watercolor!

Watch the video and follow along!

Supplies:

  • My travel palette is the portable painter classic
  • Colors for this project: Quin Rose, Ultramarine, Cobalt teal, Serpentine, Hookers green, Burnt sienna, gamboge (I keep warm/cool versions of each primary plus yellow ocher, BS and Diox Violet and cobalt Turquoise/teal in my palette, but you can put in whatever you prefer)
  • Mimik #12 round (on Amazon the best deal is this set as costs $20 on its own)

If you liked this lesson then you will love my Watercolor Flower Workshop! It’s loaded with tons of loose floral tutorials that you can combine for infinite bouquets, wreaths and swags. Click here for more info!

Just a heads up, I will be having a live-stream tomorrow at 12:30pm Eastern Time. We will be painting an old fashioned railroad lantern perfume bottle in watercolor. I’ll have an exciting announcement too! Here is the link to the location on YouTube in case you want to set a reminder! Happy crafting!

Watercolor Mouse on Berries

Hi friends! I had high hopes for this painting but to be honest I wasn’t 100% happy with it when I was done. That’s how it goes sometimes and that’s OK. Don’t expect every painting to be a masterpiece, that’s unrealistic. Try new things and explore the medium! I hope you enjoy!

Supplies (Affiliate links used)

That’s all for today! Happy crafting!

Macarons in Gouache!

Hi friends! These pretty pastel macarons are fun to paint!

You can find the 1hr44m narrated tutorial for this painting in Critique Club under July 2020 bonus project #2

Supplies (affiliate link used)

Til next time happy crafting!

Annual B-Day Sale & Beginner Cardinal Watercolor Step-by-Step!

Hi friends! First off, Today is my 44th birthday and so as per tradition I am offering 44% off any course in my online school with coupon code LINDSAY44 (Offer good through 7/17/2020, click add coupon at checkout and apply the coupon code for 44% off any class.) Thanks!

Now, on to today’s video!

Supplies:

  • Watercolors and brushes (ohuhu) Colors used: Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Paynes Grey, Hooker’s green, Emerald Green and Burnt Umber
  • Watercolor paper
  • Colored pencils (optional)
  • Water buckets and credit card scraper

Have a great day and til next time happy crafting!

Paint a Butterfly and roses with me!

Hi friends! Did you know that July is world watercolor month? what better way to celebrate than by painting! I am planning on painting something every day in watercolor this month even if it’s just a quick sketch outside. It’s a great way to get back in the habit if you have been on an art hiatus. Here is the picture I painted yesterday.

If you want to see what I am painting you can check out my Instagram page. I won’t get a chance to film them all but I might do tutorials for the more popular ones in the future. For now, enjoy this real-time tutorial. I hope you like it!

If you like this free lesson you’ll love my Watercolor Flower Workshop! Click here to learn more!

Supplies (Affilate links used)

  • Both of my sketchbooks are from Arteza. *get 10% off your order with coupon code: LindsayWeirich1 through 7/20/20 This is the one I painted today’s demo in (you get a 2 pack) This is the square one I painted my original in. *you also get 2 sketchbooks for this price. Personally, I prefer this sketchbook but the paper is a bit thinner.
  • I used a random set of paints, use what you have:)
  • The big faux-fur Quill is a #4 Princeton Neptune. Other Brushes are Creative Mark Mimik (also faux squirrel) and can be found in my signature kits here.

Happy world watercolor month and til next time happy crafting!

Short & Sweet (watercolor succulent tutorial)

Hi friends, I’m keeping tonight’s post short tonight. I was walking the dog and she got a little too curious towards a cat who then hissed and chased her she she dragged me down the road in fear. I wiped out and landed on my knee, wrist and shoulder and the road rash is epic. Typing is painful but at least it was my left side so I can still paint!

Video!


If you like this free lesson you’ll love my Watercolor Flower Workshop!

Supplies (affiliate links used)

  • Both of my sketchbooks are from Arteza. *get 10% off your order with coupon code: LindsayWeirich1 through 7/20/20 This is the one I painted today’s demo in (you get a 2 pack.) This is the square one I painted my original in. *you also get 2 sketchbooks for this price. Personally, I prefer this sketchbook but the paper is a bit thinner.
  • I used a random set of paints, use what you have:)
  • The big faux-fur Quill is a #4 Princeton Neptune
  • Other Brushes are Creative Mark Mimik (also faux squirrel) and can be found in my signature kits here.

OK, I’m gonna ice my wrist. Happy crafting!

Let’s Paint an Azalea in Watercolor Step by Step!

Hi friends! The azalea shrub in my yard is blooming so I thought it would be a nice thing to paint!

Follow along in today’s tutorial!


The supplies I am using are from my Turner Signature watercolor kit from Jerry’s Artarama which is now back in stock! Colors used: Quin Magenta, Mayan Blue, Lemon, Burnt sienna, Sap green, Yellow ochre

Want to learn how to paint beautiful flowers and arrange them in unique ways? My Watercolor Flower Workshop shows you how to paint brushstroke florals by breaking the flowers down into their basic structures so you will know how to paint any type of flower you want with ease. By the end of the course you will be able to create whimsical arrangements out of your imagination. Click here to learn more or enroll today!

That all from me today. My to-do list is mile long and I am hoping to get all my work done so I can sneak to the pond on this hot summer day! We get so few we need to cherish them in Maine! Happy crafting!

Duckling in Watercolor Step-by-step Beginner Tutorial!

Hi freinds! Today we are going to paint this sweet little duckling in watercolor!

I hope you enjoy this real time tutorial and if you know anyone who wants to learn watercolors please send them my way:)

Supplies:

  • Back in Stock! All supplies can be found in my Turner Signature Set from Jerry’s Artarama Colors: Rose Red, Gamboge, Naples Yellow, Burnt Umber, Phthalo Blue, Turquoise, Hookers Green
  • Brushes #2, #6 & #10 rounds
  • Paper 6″x9″ 100% cotton (use half a sheet from the block in the signature set or any loose watercolor paper you have) Other supplies: Pencil, waterbuckets, spray bottle of water, paper towel or rag
  • Reference photo
  • Optional: White and grey colored pencils, white gouache

Want more help learning to paint with watercolors?

Check out my online course Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor.

This class takes you from your first brush strokes and washes to creating beautiful finished paintings in a variety of subjects so you can learn to paint whatever you want! Or Learn to paint birds with my online course Texture Toolbox Feathers & Fowl!

You will learn to paint birds and feathers in this fun class.

Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!

I really loved painting this!

Hi friends, I had the most fun playing with pastels this week!

You can find the real time 73 minute long fully narrated tutorial in Critique Club if you are interested along with 34 other intermediate/advanced mixed media tutorials all for $5 per month. What’s more, you can upload 2 paintings of yours per month for an in-depth critique from me. You also get monthly creative prompts to inspire you! Critique Club is designed to help you grow as an artist. Anyone who wants to get more out of their art is welcome to join this supportive group of like minded artists! Learn more or join today!

Now on to the timelapse!

Supplies (affiliate links used)

  • Paper: Canson MiTintes *I recommend the pads rather than full sheets unless you want to work large and have storage space for them. I have both and almost always reach for the pads.
  • NuPastels
  • Pan Pastels *I recommend starting with the painting set of 20, then go for the tints, shades and then ex dark shades. This will allow you to build your collection without duplicates (except black and white.) Pan Pastels are an investment so if you are not sure you will like them try painting with a cheap, yet colorful, set of eye-shadow and see what you think. The Pan Pastels will be a bit brighter and opaque (and cheaper in the long run) but at least you can see if it’s for you before spending a lot.
  • If you want an inexpensive pastel stick set to get started with I recommend the Faber Castel Goldfaber pastels.
  • Sponge tools for pastels
  • Reference photo

So, how did you like pastels? Do you want to give it a try? If you want to get going in pastels but don’t know where to start I have the class for you! You can save 30% on my online course Soft Pastel for Beginners with the coupon code PASTEL30 or by clicking this special discount link. In this class I go over tools and techniques so you can get the most of this exciting medium and then we paint four complete paintings step-by-step together so you can put all of the techniques you learned into practice. This pastel primer will give you all of the training you need to explore soft pastels and create truly stunning artwork. As with all of my online classes you can come back to the lessons anytime you want for as long as you want and you can upload your work for feedback from me. Learn more here or enroll today!

Well, that’s it from me today. I’m going to go visit my folks today and hopefully score some lilacs from their massive lilac bush (and hopefully some rhubarb too!) Have a wonderful Sunday, take care of yourself and each other and til next time happy crafting!

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