Short & Sweet (watercolor succulent tutorial)

Hi friends, I’m keeping tonight’s post short tonight. I was walking the dog and she got a little too curious towards a cat who then hissed and chased her she she dragged me down the road in fear. I wiped out and landed on my knee, wrist and shoulder and the road rash is epic. Typing is painful but at least it was my left side so I can still paint!

Video!


If you like this free lesson you’ll love my Watercolor Flower Workshop!

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  • Both of my sketchbooks are from Arteza. *get 10% off your order with coupon code: LindsayWeirich1 through 7/20/20 This is the one I painted today’s demo in (you get a 2 pack.) This is the square one I painted my original in. *you also get 2 sketchbooks for this price. Personally, I prefer this sketchbook but the paper is a bit thinner.
  • I used a random set of paints, use what you have:)
  • The big faux-fur Quill is a #4 Princeton Neptune
  • Other Brushes are Creative Mark Mimik (also faux squirrel) and can be found in my signature kits here.

OK, I’m gonna ice my wrist. Happy crafting!

Watercolor Succulents! You can paint this!

Hi friends! I have had many requests to paint succulents in watercolor, honestly, I may already have and I forgot LOL! After 2000 videos they start to blur together!

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I picked up a couple potted succulents last month in a vain attempt to bring some springtime into my home. I don’t know how much more dour Maine weather I can take. The snowbirds are looking smarter every year! I snapped a photo of the potted succulent arrangement (I got it Home Depot, it was around $7) so you can see the plant I am working from.

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I got a magnifying lamp from Brightech (today’s sponsor) and it made seeing the detail so much easier. I have been using it for a couple of weeks and it has tremendously helped in the eye strain department. You can learn how to paint the succulent in today’s video and see the lamp in action in case it’s something that might be useful to you!

Sponsored by Brightech! Click here for a Coupon good for 15% off any Brightech magnifier lamp. See all Brightech designs here. My lamp is the Lightview 2 in 1.

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I think I’ll spend sometime outside this afternoon. I drove down the beach after I went to the grocery store today and walked around. The water is really high this year, there was hardly any beach at my little pond. I think I need to pack up some paint and go back and make my own sunshine. Til next time happy crafting!

PS if you don’t want to draw your own succulents I did design a set of succulent rubber stamps for Rubber Stamp Tapestry you might enjoy:)

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