Hi friends! I saw a beautiful reference photo on Instagram by Dennis Pfeil Artworks, he hosts the #foodpaintchallenge where artists can create a painting from his weekly reference photo and share it. I thought that was just the thing I felt like doing, so I did!
I hope you will paint along with me. This video is step-by-step and in real-time. Feel free to share it with your friends and all paint along together!
I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. I have some wrapping and a little more crafting to do before the weekend but I actually feel like I have enough time to enjoy it, knock on wood! Happy crafting!
Hi friends! Tomorrow at noon Eastern Time I will teach you how to paint this owl live here and on YouTube! If you want to chat live with other crafty friends or ask me questions during the stream be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page. You can also watch the live stream or replay in the player below.
I also wanted to let you know that I am having a St Patricks Day sale in my Teachable school! You can save 40% on any full course in my Teachable School using the coupon code luckyyou22 through 3/20/22
*Full courses have lifetime access.
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Hi friends! Sometimes I think the most challenging aspect of my job if figuring out what to paint. I was trying to decide what to draw the other day when I saw the supplies I am using for a free class I am teaching at Michaels today sitting in a pretty jar on my shelf.
So I decided that I would just draw that and you know what? I had a ball! So feel free to follow along with me and draw this or find something that inspires you and have a go and you can play the video for company if you want:)
SALE! Looking for stand-alone workshops on a specific topic? I have one on painting glass! Check out my other courses and save 40% with coupon code FUN40 through the end of the month. * Stand-alone courses priced $39-$79 include lifetime access so you can buy now and paint later. **Click add coupon at checkout and type in FUN40 in the coupon box to receive your discount. Offer good through 8/31/21
Winsor & Newton watercolors *The bijou box I have is no longer available. Colors: Yellow ochre, burnt sienna, ultramarine, Intense (pthalo) green, Intense (pthalo) blue, perm. Rose, Winsor Yellow (lemon) and Scarlet Lake (any warm red is fine)
That’s all for today! I am planning to do a live flip through of all of my 31 world watercolor month paintings tomorrow at noon eastern time on YouTube if you are around. Otherwise there will be a relpay available. Just wanted to give you the heads up. Happy crafting!
Well friends, it has been a week of learning new things! First podcasts, and yesterday I learned how to do a livestream from my phone. I didn’t give advance notice because I was afraid I might not be able to figure it out but I did and it worked very well! This is what we painted.
Below you can watch the reply. This is a paint along style lesson so grab your supplies and paint with me!
If you want to join the facebook group created by Joe Maysky to share artwork inspired by these tutorials you can here.
I hope you have a bit of creative time this weekend to try this fun project! I have been thinking of doing more of these botanical lessons, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below! 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!
Howdy friends! Today we are going to use only four colors to paint this cheerful yellow mug of coffee in a loose and juicy style!
Originally I painted this on a cold press greeting card but I wasn’t happy with it so I decided to redo it. You can do that, did you know? If you see more in your subject or are unsatisfied do it over (and nobody has to see the first one if you don’t want them too!)
That’s what’s so great about painting. You can add-on, improve, finalize and get it just how you envision before sharing it with others. Please let go if the inner critic and enjoy the feeling of paint and water on paper!
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Turner watercolors *I recommend the 18 color 5ml watercolor set as it is an inexpensive way to try many colors for about $26. The colors we are using are permanent yellow, ultramarine blue, burnt umber and pyroll scarlet (also available in individual 15 ml tubes)
If you like this loose style of painting you might be interested in my Watercolor Floral Workshop course and you can save 40% with coupon code: FABRIC through Saturday!
If you are a beginner to painting you might also enjoy my most popular course Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor which combines all of the tried and true techniques you need to know to start your watercolor journey off on the right foot! This course is designed to get beginners up to speed faster and fill in the gaps that some intermediate painters might have in their watercolor practise.
Clicking on either of the classes above should bring you to the discounted price but if not (or if you wish to purchase a different class) use the coupon code FABRIC at checkout. Sale prices good through Saturday 10/27/18. Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! I just finished up my practice painting of this fun and bright bird!
Wouldn’t this be a cheerful painting to hang in your home? I hope you give it a try because it was so fun and easy to paint! Join me on YouTube at 12:30pm Eastern time to paint this. The replay will be available here after the broadcast but tune in on the YouTube watch page if you want to chat live. Also I would love it if you tuned in on YouTube during the live because YouTube decided it is not going to count views from embedded player on live streams anymore. YouTube uses live views to determine whether or not they recommend the video to viewers (even to subscribers) in the future. To be honest my live streams have struggled with views lately and I have debated whether it is even worth doing them so if you love the Friday live streams please share the events and tell your friends about them. If you don’t like them that’s fine too, the view numbers will tell me that:) I just want to spend my time providing what you find useful and valuable whether it is prerecorded or live.
Watercolors (Dr. PH Martin Hrydrus) colors used: Gamboge, Hansa Yellow Light, Phthalo blue, Blue Aqua and Vermilion hue
With the long holiday weekend ahead of us I want to offer you 45% off all classes in my Teachable school with coupon code: OFFLINE45 through Labor Day 2018. You have as long as you like to complete any of these classes so you can grab them now and take them when you have time, you have lifetime access! That means you can return to them whenever you need a refresher too! This coupon is good on one time payment and payment plan options. To redeem the coupon simply click “add coupon” on the checkout page and enter OFFLINE45 to get the discount or simply click the discount links for the class you want below:)
Learn to Draw with Lindsay: This class is designed to teach anyone how to draw without gimmicks. You will learn to draw what you see. You will learn how to sketch, shade, decipher tonal values and how to apply your new drawing skills to other media. This beginner class is for anyone wanting to improve their drawing ability and contains nearly 8 hours of step by step video instruction. Enroll or learn more here.
Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor Painting: This class is designed to teach you everything you need to know about watercolor so you can get painting fast. This class is a good foundation for your watercolor studies. In the first part of this class you will learn about supplies, develop techniques and practise the skills you will need to create whatever paintings you desire in the future. In the second part of the class we will put all of the skills you learned into practise as we complete *four beautiful paintings. This class is my most popular course. *This class originally had 3 final paintings but I added a 4th on negative painting. Student always have access to any content added to classes they are enrolled in. Find out more here!
Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Fowl: This class will teach you how to realistically and expressly paint birds in watercolor. We work on capturing the subtle texture and shading in feathers and we add hints of colored pencil to enhance our feathered friends when desired. NEW! I have added an alphabetized bird painting tutorial archive to this class should you want to find past bird tutorials I have done that are not included in this course. Click here for more info or to enroll.
Watercolor Flower Workshop: This is my most recent class and it is all about loosely painting expressive flowers in watercolor. Have you ever tried to paint loose and ended up with a hot mess? Well, this class will offer the structure you need so you can create a floral scene from your imagination that is well-balanced, beautifully composed and loose! This class focuses heavily on brush control so it’s good for folks that need help with brush strokes and are curious about some of the odd specialty brushes that are out there. I soon will be adding a wedge brush section to this class! In addition to the all new step by step real-time instruction provided in the course there is also an alphabetized archive of other watercolor flower tutorials for your convenience. Learn more here.
In addition to the never before seen content in these classes you have access to my support in the online classroom. Under every lesson there is an area for you to post photos of your artwork and ask me questions. I love giving feedback and seeing your beautiful artwork! Here is what some of my students have said:
Thanks so much! Love this class I do each section so many times because it is fun and i keep learning! Thanks again! -Karen L Jackson onWatercolor Flower Workshop
Hi Lindsay, what a great drawing course. I have been painting for 30 plus years, drawing was my weakest, until now. I’m starting to see things in shape, I think the most helpful is starting with a circle or shape then fill in with the shapes of whatever you are drawing. This has been the best money I have ever spent. What I love I can look at these lessons over & over until I get it!! -Linda on Learn to Draw with Lindsay
I am blown away by the excellence of your lessons! Things that I have struggled with are making more sense when I sketch along with you. So glad that I will be able to go back and reference your videos! -Irene Addison on Learn to Draw with Lindsay
Thanks for the tutorial. I am glad that it is in more depth than the YouTube videos, although I love them as well. I am brand new to both painting and drawing so even the iris was a challenge. When I started watching your YouTube videos I found that I had some watercolor supplies I had purchased about 15 years ago and never had the nerve to try. Thanks for giving me the idea that it is possible for me to learn to paint! -Helanna Andres on Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor
Hi Lindsay, Great Class!!! Simple and easy to follow. Thx for putting this together. I can’t wait to start the next painting! -Tina Amoroso on Texture Toolbox Feathers & Fowl
Finished the duck and this course! Loved it! Thank you so much for these watercolor painting classes. I just got the Rembrandt 48 half pans and am excited to use them….. I can actually do some watercolor painting thanks to your classes. Crystal Neuendorf on Texture Toolbox Feathers & Fowl
I love helping people discover the hidden artistic ability within them and I welcome anyone who want to paint better (and more often) to join one of my watercolor classes! Just make sure to use the coupon code OFFLINE45 if the discount does not appear (coupon good through 9/3/2018.) Again I want to thank you so much for your support! I hope you have a relaxing weekend with your family and friends and maybe get a bit of art done! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!