Bunnies in Watercolor LIVE 12:30pm ET Today!

Hi friends! Thank you for voting yesterday to help me decide on this weeks live tutorial! You picked these sweet bunnies as our subject.

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The totals were really close though so I plan to create recorded tutorials of the other sweet animals as well, how could I not? You can watch the live tutorial (or the replay) in the player below but if you want to chat with us live and ask questions as we go be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page at 12:30pm ET today.

Supplies available from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama

I hope to see you at 12:30pm on YouTube for this fun paint along! Til then Happy Crafting!

Paint a snowy mountain landscape with me LIVE at 12:30pm ET today!

Edit: Here is the finished painting from Today’s live stream. Have a great weekend!

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Hi folks! Very soon we will be painting live on YouTube! Here is a color study I did to prepare.

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You can catch the live stream or the replay in the video player below but if you want to chat live please watch on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies can be found at sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!

Supplies:
9″x12″ Arches watercolor paper Cold Pressed or Rough (Block on sale for $24.28 reg. price $54!)

Watercolor paint: Turner *colors: Turquoise, Ultramarine, Pthalo Blue, Quin Rose (or any cool red) Burnt sienna, Yellow Ochre

Other: Pencil, paper towel, 2 waterbuckets, tape and a board if you are not using a block of paper

Reference photo by Sandie Bell on Paint my Photo

I hope you can paint with me live at 12:30pm ET today! Til then happy crafting!

Please don’t be “crabby” with me…

Hi friends! What a week! Between snow storms (and snow days) it was hard to get my bearings but I was so happy it was Friday so I could do a live painting show. I was really looking forward to it since the last two Fridays I was away. I didn’t have time to blog about the live broadcast this morning which was probably just as well because I had to restart the show due to a computer glitch.  I’ts one of those days LOL! Here is what we painted:

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Here is a replay of the unglitchy show. Big thanks to everyone who found me live today because I certainly did not make it easy.

Supplies can be fund at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/

Turner watercolors *the 18 set I am using is on sale for $19.99! Colors: Perm Scarlet, New Gamboge, Turq Blue, Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ocher

Palette

The Langton Prestige Watercolor Paper

Mimik Brushes

Reference Photo

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In hindsight I think I liked the crab better without the background so feel free to leave it out if you wish. I am always happy to take one for the team:) Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Paint a Weeping Angel Statue @ 12:30pm ET, Today LIVE!

Hi Friends! Today at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube we are going to draw and paint a lovely (and maybe a bit scary for all you Doctor WHO fans out there) weeping angel statue.  There is no pattern because we will sketch it together! Yay!

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You can watch the live show or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat and ask me questions as we paint be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page at 12:30pm ET and if you are on a tablet make sure to not have it in full screen mode (or turn your device to portrait mode) so you can see the chat.

Supplies are available from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama! *They are currently having a BOGO on many of my favorite brushes including the Mimik synthetic Squirrel brushes! Check it out!

Watercolors: I am using M Graham as many people have been asking about them lately:

140# CP (cold pressed) Watercolor Paper

Brushes: Mimik Synthetic Squirrel (I recommend the value pack set of 8)

Also, you will want a pencil, soft white eraser (we are sketching!) 2 water buckets and paper towels.

ALSO the 20% off discount for Lifebook 2017 has been extended through the end of January! Use coupon code: FIREWORKS2017 to save 20% off a year of classes an inspiration, find out more here. I just finished up filming my first class for the year long workshop, it will air in March, here is a picture of the finished page.

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There are 23 other wonderful mixed media artists sharing their secrets too so I hope you have a look at what Lifebook 2017 has to offer and I thank you for your support. 🙂

Get your supplies ready and we will see you at 12:30 ET for some painting fun! Til then Happy Crafting!

LIVE! Poinsettia in Watercolor Tutorial 12:30pm Eastern time today!

Hi friends! I hope you can paint the poinsettia with me live in 30 minutes on YouTube!

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Today we are going to use some different pigments than usual, 2 are simple pigments and 3 are mixed pigments. I will tell you all about the benefits to each kind of paint and I will also give alternatives so bring whatever paint you have to follow along, we will get you through it! Here is a color study and swatch, use whatever you have that is closest!

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You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with us live be sure to view on the YouTube watch page!

Supplies can be found at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!

Don’t miss Craftsy’s last BIG sale! Grab a last-minute class to give as a gift (or for yourself) for $19.99 or less!

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*Any class you purchase after clicking my special discount link helps support the free tutorials I post on YouTube, thank you as always for your support:) I hope to see you at 12:30pm ET for festive and fun painting! Happy crafting!

LIVE: Bee & Blossom Watercolor Tutorial @ 12:30pm ET!

Hi friends! Here is what we painted today in the live stream! Remember the live streams occur on Fridays at 12:30pm Eastern Time, hope to see you next week! The archived video is available in the player below:)

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Here is a color study and 5 minute sketch:

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We will sketch it together during the live stream. Remember if you want to chat live with your artsy friends you will want to watch at 12:30pm Eastern time on YouTube but I will record it and you can watch the reply in the player below anytime:)

Find supplies at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama

Are you looking to give someone (or yourself) the gift of art this year? Do you want a reason, motivation and accountability to create something every week for a year? If so, check out LifeBook 2017 and save 20% with coupon code FIREWORKS2017 Lifebook 2017 is about creating art to nurture YOU, and I think we ALL deserve that but often we put ourselves last. I have joined this group of 24 fantastic mixed media artists to bring you a year of inspiration. Click this link to find out more. If you enroll through the link I earn a commission that helps keep my live streams and YouTube videos free for everyone and I thank you for your support:)

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I hope to see you at 12:30pm on YouTube for a fun & Free watercolor painting class! Happy crafting!

Loose Watercolor Practice & $10 classes!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun loose watercolor excercise for you!

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Even if you only have 10 minutes to paint today you can do this so grab your paint, paper and brushes and try this fast and loose technique!

In case you like my little portable travel palette I have a tutorial here. I think it would make a cute and thrifty gift:)

Supplies:

  • Qor Watercolor (Magenta, Gamboge, Sap green, Ultramarine) any brand you have is fine:)
  • 90# Aquabee CP watercolor paper, use what you have!
  • Prima waterbrush or a brush and bucket of water is totally fine:)

SALE !!! Most Popular Classes $10 at Craftsy Today Only!

I had to share this amazing deal with you after seeing one of my favorite classes by Anna Mason on sale for $10!

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But there is more than That on sale, Craftsy took the top classes from each crafty gene and put it on special today only! This wonderful digital photography class is normally $59.95 but today it is only $10 just in time to take gorgeous holiday photos.

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Did you buy a Cricut Explore machine on black Friday? Try this class to get more use out of it! It’s $10!

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How about brushing up on your drawing skills? This class with help you draw what you see and it is only $10 until midnight!

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From Quilting to Cookie Decorating you will find an amazing class and any class you buy through my special discount links help keep my daily tutorials free on my blog and YouTube channel. Thanks so much for your kind support (and it also helps the teachers of these classes, sharing is caring!) Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me during this busy holiday season and til next time happy crafting!

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