Let’s Paint a Colorful Flamingo LIVE Today at 12:30pm ET!

Edited to add the final paintingfrom the livestream. This has pastel added and then blended with water to soften at the end. You can see that in the video below:) Have a great weekend!

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*Note: We are now in Daylight Savings Time and that may affect what time the show goes live where you live. We will be live at 12:30m Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

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I had so much fun creating the practise piece for this lesson! This is going to be a fun, loose, watercolor tutorial so check your inner critic at the door and come to my art room and play! We will sketch the flamingo together but please don’t let that scare you, I’ll make it easy, and if you feel like you want a bit more help in the drawing department feel free to check out my new class Learn to Draw with Lindsay, it’s 50% off this month with coupon code DRAWME! If you don’t feel like drawing you can always print and trace the reference photo.

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You can watch the live show or the reply in the player below but if you want to chat live with fellow painters or ask me questions then you will want to watch on the YouTube watch page.

You can find the materials I used from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!  Use coupon code: frugal20FS49 for 20% off $49 + Free Shipping (Excludes: Sale, Super Sale, Egift Cards, Buy It Try It’s and Vendor restricted items. Look for the green coupon eligible icon on the product listing.

I am really looking forward to painting with you today! I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has enrolled in my new Learn to Draw with Lindsay course already. I am delighted to see the beautiful work that has been posted in the classroom and I love hearing how confident my students are becoming in their drawing skills. Here is what some of my students had to say after a few lessons:

“I really enjoyed this lesson Lindsay because it all makes more sense now, the importance of values and shadows to give real life action to ones work. I love your style.” ~Donna Birney

“This is the first time I have drawn a pencil sketch in 30 years. Thank you Lindsay for inspiring me. It’s a lovely course.” ~Sarah Gogan

“Dear Lindsay, thank you so much for offering this class on drawing. I enjoy watching your tutorials on watercolor very much and I am excited to learn to draw. Your teaching style is the best.” ~Joanne Milano

“I’m so excited about this class. I can DOODLE draw – like Tangling but I’m always wanting to draw like this. To really learn drawing skills. Thank u and WOW! I’m in awe! I did this :)” ~Angel Joy

If you would like to join the hundreds of students improving their confidence in drawing while creating beautiful artwork I’d love to have you as a student in Learn to Draw with Lindsay! Let me hold your hand and show you how simple it can be to draw what you see! Don’t miss out on the chance to save 50% on the class through the end of the month. Use Coupon Code DRAWME if the discount doesn’t show up automatically.

I look forward to painting with you live on YouTube at 12:30pm EDT today! Let’s grab our paint and make a splash! Til then happy crafting!

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Five Seashell Painting by Request!

Hi friends! I got a very enthusiastic response earlier this week when I asked if you would like to have a tutorial of this painting, your wish is my command!

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I am using Mission Gold watercolors on Arches paper but feel free to use whatever paper and paint you prefer. Let’s Paint!

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Supplies:
Watercolor paper: Arches 140# CP 11″x4″
Watercolors (mission gold) Yellow ocher, burnt umber, peacock blue (you can use Prussian or Pthalo blue), magenta
Round watercolor brushes #2, #4, #8
Credit card scraper
Paper towel and water buckets

Did that tutorial make you want more in depth painting classes? Check out all of the fabulous painting and crafting classes on sale now at Craftsy, many for only $13.99 including my class Mix it Up Mixed Media Step by Step! All of the teachers at Craftsy are top-notch and I think it is nice to get many different perspectives when you are learning. You get lifetime access to your Craftsy classes and they make a great gifts so stock up now during their lowest prices of the year. Don’t wait because he sale ends tomorrow night! Remember ANY classes you purchase via my special discount link help keep my YouTube videos and blog tutorials frequent and free! I thank you for your support:)

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I hope you are having a fabulous weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Live at 12:30pm ET Today: Watercolor Candies!

Hi friends! If you are in the mood for a bright cheerful painting session and good company be sure to join us for the free painting live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern time on YouTube.

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Here is a color swatch and a couple rough sketches. We are using the following colors: Quin Rose, Perm. Scarlet, Perm. Gamboge, Perm. Yellow, Pthalo Blue and Turquoise.

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You can use my sketch as a pattern to trace. Be sure to check out the reference photo by Lillian Bell on Paint my Photo (she is one of my favorites!)

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You can watch the live stream or replay in the player below but if you want to chat with us (you folks do have a blast in the live chat!) you will need to watch this at 12:30pm ET on YouTube.

You can find the supplies from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

ALSO I wanted to remind you of the early enrollment special for LifeBook 2017! I am one of the many teachers on the year-long artistic journey and I would love for you to join me! 20% off Life Book 2017 with coupon code: FIREWORKS2017 learn more or sign up here.

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I hope to see you on YouTube at 12:30pm ET for a fun and free painting class! Happy crafting!

Let’s Paint a sunflower in Watercolor!

Howdy friends! Today I have a very easy watercolor tutorial for you, a sunflower by request:

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Watch the video to see how it is done:

That was easy huh? I hope you found my tips for drawing a sunflower and painting it in watercolors helpful. If you try it let me know how it turns out! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Paint a Poinsettia!

Good evening friends! I had just about dozed off knitting by the fire when I remembered that I promised you a tutorial tonight! Well, grab your watercolor paints and let’s paint a poinsettia! BTW, if you ever need a crafty fix and I have nothing new on my blog I usually have some new stuff on my YouTube channel that I haven’t had a chance to blog yet (there are at least 3 videos up I have not blogged yet currently) You can even subscribe to my channel and get notified when I post a new video! hmmm, that might be Lindsay overload huh?

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I used Yellow Ocher, Cadmium Red, Sap Green and Ultramarine Blue on this painting as well as a 1/2″ flat and #8 round. Remember limited supplies = harmonious painting. You can go up or down a size or two brush depending on what you have and what you are comfortable with. No hard and fast rules tonight! I painted this on a 140# cold press watercolor card.

Well that’s it for me, I’m going to see if I can finish a few more rows of my first cable knit project tonight before I get too droopy! Cables are super fun and awesome and I will be sharing soon! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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