Let’s Paint a Magnolia in 4 Colors, No Drawing Required!

Hi friends! Are you ready for a quick and easy watercolor lesson?

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Watch the video and follow along! Remember to relax and have fun!

Supplies:

  • Watercolors: *Colbalt blue (or ultramarine), Mauve (or magenta-any pinkish violet), Sap green (or Hookers Green, Cinnabar Green), Burnt Sienna (or English red, venitian red, light red, any reddish-brown)
  • Hot pressed watercolor block *Look for 100% cotton for easier control, this aquabee is a great choice and very inexpensive!
  • Brushes: 0 quill (or #10 round), #2 liner, 3/8″ dagger, 1.4″ deerfoot stippler
  • Reference photo

Want more real-time watercolor floral lessons? Check out Watercolor Flower workshop! Save 30% by clicking this discount link. *Use coupon code 15HACKS if discount doesn’t show up. This course focuses on brush control and building flowers with brushstrokes. I also show you the variety of strokes you can make with rounds, flats, angles, daggers and wedge brushes and how you can achieve different results doing the same strokes with different brushes. You will learn how to easily paint a variety of flowers and arrange them in bouquets, wreaths and designs you create with your imagination for infinite options! I hope yo see you in class! Click here to learn more or enroll today! Happy crafting!

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Easy Beginner Rosebud Motif in Watercolor!

Hi friends!  Nothing will help you grow your skill as a painter better than practice. I love to paint on watercolor greeting cards because I can put in some practice and have something pretty to send!

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This practical practice will mean you will always have a greeting card on hand when you need it too! Watch the video for the step by step beginner lesson.

Supplies available at 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.

Want to learn more way loose watercolor flower painting techniques?

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Check out my Watercolor Floral Workshop and join hundreds of other students painting gorgeous watercolor floral motifs. You will learn how to paint a variety of flowers and arrange them in wreaths, bouquets and swags to create infinite floral combinations! Once enrolled you have lifetime access so you can return to the lessons time and time again to practice or refresh a technique. Click here to learn more or enroll today!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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LIVE! Loose Watercolor Floral Bouquet Today @ 12:30pm ET

Hi friends! I was feeling the need to paint a loose floral and this is what I came up with for today’s live lesson!

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I painted my sample on cheaper paper (6″x9″ 140# aquabee paper, it is actually 100% cotton so you painting will last but you get like 50 sheets for $16!) so feel free to use whatever you have, there is no lifting or scrubbing so any watercolor paper will do I think. BTW I use “cheap” paper but not “bad yucky” paper LOL! I will be doing the live demo on Arches 140# CP so it will be fun to see if there is any quality difference in the final painting. I hope you can join me! Don’t worry if you can’t join live because the replay will be available in the player below. If you are tuning in live and want to chat with fellow painters or ask me questions you will want to watch on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies can be purchased 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.

Supplies:

  • Watercolors (I’m using Yarka St. Petersburg/White Nights original set of 24) Colors & pigments #s so you can substitute if desired:)
    Carmine Hue PR170:1, Cadmium Orange PO36, Cadmium Yellow Med PY35, Emerald Green PG7, Russian Blue (aka phthalo) PB15
  • Watercolor paper (BTW the sample I did before the live show was on cheap watercolor paper, there is no lifting or scrubbing so you can really use anything but I’ll use Arches CP 140# torn to 6″x9″ in the live demo)
  • Mimik (faux) squirrel #4 & #8 round (they are in the value set or individually)
  • Optional: Dr PH Martins Bleed Proof White and or a white gel pen
  • Other: Credit card scraper, 2 water buckets, paper towel, spray bottle of water

***You might want to tape or clip down your paper but I left mine loose. Tape it if you are painting this larger than 6″x9″ or using thinner than #140 paper.

I just wanted to remind you…

…that my brand new watercolor course Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Fowl has a special launch price through the end of the month so if you have been thinking about improving your skills with an intermediate level course check it out while it is half off!

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If you ever wanted to improve your bird painting skills and learn some gentle techniques for fixing mistakes in your watercolor painting give this class a try! You will learn how to create textures from fluffy down to sleek water birds and wispy feathers. During the swan demo you will learn the secrets to painting any all white object in watercolors. There is so much to learn that you can carry over to non-bird paintings too! Join the nearly 200 students who have enrolled in this class already and take your painting to the next level! Here is what some of the students already have to say about Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Fowl:

Just beautiful Lindsay! I hope I can do it justice! I see where learning this will come in handy for painting lilies, or even snowmen on snowfilled winter scenes. Thank you for another informative,fun class! Also looking forward to more tips on correcting paintings gone wild! Very helpful! But how do I get the trash man to bring me back the paintings I pronounced too far gone?!? Lol Live and Learn! – Linda Fitch

Hi Lindsay ! I finally made it through the first class and so excited to start this one. You are a wonderful teacher and detailed which is great for a beginner like me. -Dianne Prewitt

This was fun and it felt good when my 5 year old grandson knew it was a peacock feather! -Jessal Strecker

Oh Lindsay, this is gorgeous! Just previewing the class content and am really getting inspired. -Elaine Legere

If you want to improve your paintings and skill creating texture, working with reference photos and fun ways to fix mistakes (using a couple mixed media techniques) I encourage you to check out Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Fowl today! All the links in this post should have the 50% off discount attached but if not use coupon code FOWL50 if the discount doesn’t show up automatically:) Thanks again for all of the encouragement to provide these watercolor courses! 🙂 I hope you can paint with me today at 12:30pm et! til then happy crafting!

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