Hi Friends! Let’s paint mums on a greeting card! This tutorial is perfect for beginners. You can change up the petal colors to reflect your favorite mum or daisy-shaped flower! This is fast and loose and will cheer up whoever you mail it too!
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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!
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!
Hi friends! Just a quick bit of housekeeping, if you are a student in any of my classes at Teachable I am having issues seeing and responding to comments and questions in my admin. I have Teachable tech support helping me with this issue and I will approve and reply to any comments as soon as I have access. You are very important and I am upset that I can’t get to your questions in a timely manner and I do apologize. thank you for your patience as we fix the back end tech issues. You should be able to access any classes without issue though. It will just take me a while to approve comments. thank you!
Last weekend we went to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor Maine. The weather was lovely and the crowds were small! I was able to do a bit of sketching on location and took lots of photos as well.
Today we will paint this coastal scene in a vibrant, expressionistic way. I will show you some fun techniques and show you how to bring order to a “hot mess” chaotic landscape! Watched the video, relax and paint along! Feel free to speed up, slow down or pause the video if you need to. Enjoy the painting process!
Watercolors: Paul Rubens Floral tube set (Ultramarine, Cobalt teal, Yellow ochre, Rose red (quin. rose), Burnt Umber) *Western common color names used, some colors have different names in the set as it is made and primarily used in Asia.
Hi, friends! This week I was inspired by some lovely flower arrangements at a funky restaurant. I snapped a photo of one before I left because I wanted to paint it. Here is the photo I took:
And here is the painting we will paint today!
You can follow along and do what I do or you can use the photo and paint it differently. Watch the video for the real-time lesson and paint along! I recommend sketching on scrap paper and then transferring it on your good watercolor paper so you don’t have to be worried about erasing and marring the good stuff plus if you don’t like your painting you have the sketch already done and you can try again!
Hi friends! I have had a few questions from readers lately wondering about how much water I am using. Specifically when I rinse my brush; do I blot it, tap of the excess or what and how much water am I mixing in my paint and adding to the paper. Because my usually water bucket is large and unsightly I keep it off camera. I want to show the painting and palette as large as possible so you can see it better and I fear the camera might focus on the ridge of the bucket rather than on the artwork. But today, I found some smaller jars to put my water in so I can show you how much water I am working with. I hope you find it helpful as we paint this sweet scene together.
Gather your supplies and join me for a paint-along as you learn about water control!
Supplies (Affiliate links used)
Windsor & Newton Watercolors (24 half pan in professional series) Colors used: Burnt sienna, Prussian blue, Ultramarine, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green
On Amazon USA or way cheaper at Jackson’s Art (Worldwide shipping/low prices) On sale for $63
Paper: I used 8″x8″ Fluid Cold Press (I used Cellulose in this demo but I prefer cotton) Jacksons carries the 8″x8″ in both materials. Cellulose and Cotton. Amazon has the 8″x8″ cold pressed in cotton only.
Other: 2 water buckets, a rag, paper towel and a cut up credit card
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Hi friends! I am so ready for spring! How about you? The weather is not cooperating with us here in Maine but at least we can have our preference when we paint!
This is a beginner friendly project that would also be nice for seasoned painters as a warm up and since I painted on watercolor greeting cards it’s perfect to mail off to a friend in need of some springtime cheer, wouldn’t you say? Watch the video and see how it’s done!
If this tutorial made you interested in painting buckets of beautiful blooms check out my Watercolor Flower Workshop! You will learn the basics of painting many types of flowers in a loose brush stroke style and how to combine them effortlessly into new fresh paintings!
Supplies: *Use what you have, if you need supplies affiliate links have been used at no additional cost to you but your purchase helps keep the free videos coming! Thanks:)
Watercolors: Lemon yellow, Gamboge, Sap Green, Phthalo Blue, Rose *I used this Holbien set but it has nearly tripled in price since I bought it. This Shinhan set is very similar and affordable at $26 for 30 colors.
Watercolor Greeting Cards: I get these in bulk because they are so handy for quick sketches and the come with envelopes for 31 cents a piece!
Brushes: I used this set by Zen *Be sure to click the $5 off coupon to get the set of 6 for $20
Reference book: *I love all of the books in this series, keep your eyes open on amazon for when these used books show up, I waited and paid between $5-$25 for each book in this series. Worth every penny!
I had such a fun and relaxing time painting with you today, There is something so graceful and beautiful about daffodils, not to mention cheerful. I hope you paint them too! Happy crafting!
Hi friends, here is a bright and cheerful painting you can paint!
Clearly I am ready for spring and I love watching these sweet birds on the thistle feeder out my back window. To tide us (in the North) over until warm weather returns you can paint this sweet painting. Watch the video to see how!
If you liked this tutorial and want more in-depth instructions for painting birds you may enjoy my class Technique Toolbox: Feather’s and Foul. That class explores painting birds and feathers in detail should you want more:) Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! I hope you can paint with me today at 12:30pm ET! We are going to paint this lovely cityscape, Liberty Bridge in Budapest Hungary, and it’s very easy!
The only drawing you need to draw is the bridge and we will do that in the tutorial today. It’s just a couple of lines so please don’t worry about it:) You could also leave the bridge out if you want. You can watch the live broadcast or replay in the player below but if you want to chat live be sure to watch on YouTube at 12:30pm ET!
Supplies: (affiliate links used)
Watercolors: Renesans Polish Watercolors: (set of 24 $55, individual pans $3.30) *This set was given to me for free for review purposes. I used Cobalt turquoise, Cad orange, gamboge, Paris Blue, mineral violet, geranium lake, cobalt blue and white
If you enjoyed this free live stream lesson you might also enjoy one of my online art classes. My latest class Watercolor flower Workshop is on sale for 50% off through the end of the month. Use coupon code FLOWERPOWER if the discount doesn’t automatically show up. *FLOWERPOWER Discount code is only good on the Watercolor Flower Workshop class through 6/30/18.
I hope to see you today at 12:30 for a fun painting tutorial, til then happy crafting!