Let’s paint those pumpkins! (Watercolor tutorial by YOUR request!)

Hi friends! Thanks for the feedback on the photos yesterday. I had a big response to paint the porcelain doll pumpkins so that is what we will do. Check out this photo, I went outside to snap a pic in the natural light and my curious chickens had to sneak a peek LOL! Another funy chicken thing, some of the hens have begun laying over the past month and we are never sure who leaves the eggs in the coop. We let the chickens out each afternoon to free-range figuring they are like our old ones who laid eggs in the morning, well my son spotted something white behind the wood splitter in the wood shed today and there were 10 eggs in pile! I don’t know when they were laid, do you think they are OK to eat? Is there a way to tell? I hate to waste them but I don’t want anyone to get sick either, silly chickens. :P


Now on to the painting! I used my new Turner watercolors I got from Jerrys a couple weeks ago because I wanted to see how they worked after being dried in a palette and the paints were still semi moist and they preformed very well. I have to admit I was skeptical because the 18 set was on sale for under $30 but they are great, a solid value. I just wanted to let you know in case you were considering them. Disclosure: Jerry’s Artarama is a sponsor but they are not sponsoring this post. Now, let’s paint!


I hope you had fun with this. If you want orange or green pumpkins go for it! The drawing and painting skills are the same, just look for the value in the painting (the highlights and shading) and have fun with it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


Easy Watercolor Sunset! {I almost forgot about this one!}

Hi friends! Today I have a quick and fun watercolor painting tutorial for you, a watercolor sunset. Watch the video to see how easy it is!

This painting as done in only 3 colors:

  • Alizarin Crimson (a cool red)
  • Ultramarine Blue (a warm blue)
  • Cadmium Yellow (a warm yellow)

And of course we mixed our “black”. You can find the photo I used as inspiration by Jeana Wood at Paint my Photo. I hope you try this easy painting and let me know how you do! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Look what my husband did! {he’s kinda corny…}

Hi friends! My husband attend one of my watercolor classes (for the first time and we have been together 16 years!) last week and see what he made. He painted the one with the green background.

DCF 1.0

Isn’t that awesome? He thought trying the pen & Ink watercolor decorative corn project would be fun. I think he has a hidden talent! If he can try it so can you! Grab some waterproof pens and any watercolors and some watercolor paper (you can use cardstock in a pinch because this technique is very gentle on paper but watercolor paper is best) and let’s paint!

I hope today’s post gave you the extra push to pick up a paintbrush, heck, maybe ask your partner to paint with you! It is lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!



Let’s Paint a Hummingbird!

Today we are going to paint a humming-bird in watercolor. This was one of my most requested videos! I’ll even show you how to draw it simply. Have a look at today’s video!

Also I want to wish a happy last unofficial day of summer to my USA friends as it is Labor Day today. If you have the day off make sure you do something fun! Looks pretty grey here in maine so I expect to have some crafty fun inside (after my chores are done, yuck :P) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Wishy-Washy Watercolors? No Way!

Happy Friday folks! Looks like rain in New England this weekend (we need it!) so it is a nice excuse to stay inside and paint! One of my favorite tricks for making my watercolors nice and bright is to use complimentary colors next to each other like I did here with red and green in my new Learn To Paint with Lindsay kit: Chinese Lanterns:


As with all of my beginner kits the cost is $3 and you get about 20 step by step photos and instructions to paint this. No previous painting experience is necessary. I’ll show you how fun and easy watercolor painting can be!

 Learn To Paint Chinese LanternsLearn to Paint: Watermelon!Learn To Paint: Pussy WillowsLearn To Paint: Birch Trees

If you have some extra time this weekend why not check out the other Learn to Paint with Lindsay kits, the Birch Trees lesson is still at the special introductory price of $1 so why wait?

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting (and painting!)


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