LIVE Today! Lily Bouquet Painting Tutorial & How to Fix Painting Problems!

Hi friends! We will have Ā a free live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern Time. We will paint this:

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As I was painting this picture I hit a few roadblocks, I almost trashed it but then I thought, what a great way to teach about ways to overcome problems and fix them in your paintings and save the picture from lining the bird-cage, LOL! šŸ˜€ You can watch the lesson live, or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with your crafty friends or ask me questions as we go be sure to watch on YouTube.

I am not much of a flower arranger or photographer but here are a couple of pics I took of the bouquet we are painting.

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SuppliesĀ Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!

Giveaway!!!

I am giving away a spot in my new mixed media class at Craftsy (launching soon!) Click here for a chance to win a spot in the class! If you know of anyone who would like to paint with us live today please share this blog post or video with them, the more the merrier! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Live Orchid Painting Tutorial NOW with Faster Internet!!!

Hi friends! Great news, we just were able to upgrade to faster internet with should make todays live stream (12:30pm ET) better than ever. The upload speed is 5 times faster than I had before so not only will you still get to hang out and chat with other painters but you can enjoy a clear crisp picture too. I am hoping I am not jinxing myself by saying it out loud LOL! If that is not reason enough to tune in here is what we will paint:

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And here is a printable pattern.

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And the photo of my orchid (you may remember it from other painting lessons, I can’t believe it is still alive!)

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You can watch the live show or the reply in the player below but if you want to chat with friends or ask me questions during the lesson you need to watch on the YouTube watch page.

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

Wish me luck with the new internet, I am so happy it is being offered out here in the sticks! I’ll see you at 12:30pm ET for the live show, til then happy crafting!

Paint this sunset in watercolors LIVE today!

Hi Friends! Today at 12:30 ET I will have a free live painting class on my YouTube channel, we will paint this:

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You can watch the live show or the replay here but if you want to hang out in the chat be sure to watch it on the You Tube watch page. Here is the pattern for the chapel, you can print it whatever size you like. Position the chapel on your watercolor paper 1/3 of the way up and from the side in the lower right hand corner. This makes use of the ‘rule of thirds’ which I will explain in the video.

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This project uses a limited palette of colors, only 4! I will be suing Turner Watercolors available exclusively at Jerry’s Artarama but you can use any brand you like. You will need:

  • A cool pinkish red (Alizarin Crimson, Quin. Magenta, Rose Red, Maya Red)
  • A warm yellow (Permanent Gamboge, Cadmium Yellow, Indian Yellow)
  • A warm blue (Ultramarine or cobalt)
  • Burnt Sienna

Brushes: I am using an assortment of Mimik faux squirrel and faux kolinski brushes from Jerry’s Artarama. You don’t have to have the exact size I have, just try to use something similar. I like the faux squirrel brushes for the sky because they hold a ton of juicy paint!

Paper: I am working on a 12″x16″ block of Canson Montville #140 cold pressed watercolor paper, if you are working smaller you can use smaller brushes. For instance if you were working on a 5″x7″ watercolor greeting card a 3/4″ flat would be more appropriate than the 2″ wash and you could omit the #30 round and use a #10 instead.

The Reference photo can be found at Paint My Photo.

You can watch the video in this player or on the YouTube watch page:

Thanks to Jerry’s Artarama for sponsoring this live broadcast, please check them first for all of your art supply needs! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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PS Here is the actual painting from the LIVE video:

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Hope you give it a try!

Let’s Paint Water Lilies in Watercolor LIVE!

Hi friends! Today at 12:30 ET we have another live painting class for you on YouTube! We will paint this using watercolors and watercolor pencils:

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Here is a free printable pattern you can transfer onto your paper if you do not want to draw it freehand:

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You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat live with other painters and me you will want to watch it on the LIVE watch page on Youtube.

This live broadcast is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!

Supplies:
Watercolor Paints
Watercolor Pencils
140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
Watercolor brushes 1″, 1/2″ flat, #6 round (or near-abouts)
Waterbucket, paper towel

I recommend if you want to paint live you set up your supplies and trace your pattern onto your paper ahead of time. OR, simply relax, hang out and chat during the live show and paint it later. It’s all good. Think of it as an hour of relaxation during this hectic season. Special thanks to my niece Sarah who will be moderating the chat during the broadcast today:) Happy Crafting!

 

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