Real Time Painting Lesson: Raspberry & Mint Macarons in Oils!

Hi friends! I hope you have a bit of time this Sunday to paint along with this fun beginner project (I think it would look darling hanging in your kitchen!)

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You can follow along with acrylics or gouache if you don’t want to use oils. You could use pastels as well as they are opaque mediums. Use what you have and enjoy!

Video!

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  • Lukas 1862 Oil Paints (Aliz Crimson, Perm. Yellow Light, Viridian, Cobalt Blue, White, Burnt sienna the colors and mediums I used were from this set which includes a table easel storage box: V19545)
  • Mimik Hog Brushes (and random small synthetic ones for details) *I have the value set: 88991
  • 9″x12″ Canvas
  • Brush soap (use this AFTER you rinse the brushes in thinner as a final washing at the end of the day, then let them dry completely before using again so you don’t introduce water into your oils)
  • Oil pastels (for sketching)
  • Reference photo

I don’t think I ever get tired of painting desserts! I don’t have the patience to bake them (and they never stay made LOL!) but I do love to paint them. It’s kinda like flowers, I have a black thumb but at least I can capture one on paper and they won’t die. That is one of the most gratifying thing about spending time painting or crafting. You get to enjoy the fruits of your labor for a long time unlike the mundane chores of the day that will need to be redone tomorrow. Take some time to pursue your creativity this weekend (the dust will wait for you.) 🙂 Happy crafting!

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Carousel Horse Painting in Oils!

Hi friends! I feel like need to start today’s post with an apology to you. There will not be a live show today but I have pre recorded a longer oil painting tutorial for you in place of the long live show that I usually have on Friday. For you watercolor lovers I just posted a watercolor tutorial yesterday to make amends. I am taking a couple of days off to have some summer fun with my family and recharge my draining batteries. I hope you understand. Remember YOU are what make this community special. Feel free comment and respond to other’s comments and spread the love of painting. It is a common bond we can all enjoy. Think of how great the world would be if we all spent our time and energy on creating and lifting each other up. Today we will paint this:

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I used oils but if you want to use pastel, gouache or acrylics you can! Acrylic painters might want some glazing medium or slow dry medium to help with blending but there is no reason you can’t use any opaque medium you like. Here is the reference photo I worked from:

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Watch the video and paint along! Remember you can speed it up or slow it down using the gear icon on the bottom of the player or pause it whenever you like!

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I hope you enjoyed this change of pace tutorial and have a wonderful weekend! Happy crafting!

 

LIVE today at 12:30pm ET: Magnolia Flower in Oils (you CAN use Acrylics too!)

Edit: Here is the finished painting, it was hard to get a good shot while the painting was still wet so I might update it in a couple of days:) Replay of the tutorial is below:) Have a great weekend!

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Hi friends! I hope you can join me for a  live painting tutorial on YouTube today!

I felt like doing something a little different so I created a collage and stenciled background to do an oil painting on top of. Here is the video of the background in case you want to prepare yours the same way.

Background Video (recorded)

You can watch the live tutorial (or the replay afterwards) of the magnolia flower painting in the player below but if you want to chat with fellow painters or ask me questions live be sure to tune in here on YouTube today at 12:30pm eastern time.

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I will update this post later today with a photo of the finished painting! Happy crafting!

Cherries in Oil Paint Tutorial

Hi friends! Tonight I have a quick oil painting tutorial for you!

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Watch the video to see how!

I am using St. Petersburg Masters Class oils from Pro Art Supplies

About this paint:
Good pigment strength and high quality pigments
Rich buttery consistency
A little goes a long way-great coverage.

Here is the reference photo I used by Bec Bartell on Paint My Photo.

 

I hope you are have a great day and til next time happy crafting!

LIVE! Pretty Pastel Macarons in Oils! FREE Real Time Painting Class @ 12:30pm ET

Let’s paint pretty pastel macarons in oil paint at 12:30pm Eastern Time today on YouTube! Here is the painting:

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And here is the reference photo from GraphicStock (I can post it here because I have a graphicstock subscription)

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I don’t have a pattern to trace because we are going to sketch the design together on the canvas with oil pastels or oil paint. I will be using water-mixable oils for the sake of easy clean up but feel free to use traditional oils or acrylics if you like. The steps will be about the same! You can watch the live class or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with us live you need to watch at 12:30pm ET on YouTube.

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I hope to see you at 12:30pm Eastern Time today for a fun & free oil painting class! Til then, Happy crafting!

A Plane Painting for a Good Cause!

Hi friends! I forget how much I enjoy painting in oils. Where watercolor is immediate with oils you can ponder, rework and get an image just as you like.

plaine2I know this is a departure from my normal subject matter but when Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals told me about his charity Makers Care to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation I wanted to help out. Since airfare is the largest expense in granting kids wishes he came up with the idea of making planes for charity. For every plane made he will donate $5 to Makers Care and 100% of the money raised goes directly to the Make a Wish foundation. Now, here is my plane painting video!

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I hope that inspired you to make a plane too, you can make an airplane out of anything you like, you can sculpt, woodwork, knit, paint or use your medium of choice. We are all creators, do what inspires you! Then submit a photo or video of your creation to Makers Care and Woodworking for mere mortals will donate $5, you can make a tax-deductible donation too if you like, every bit helps, big or small. Every day I thank my lucky stars that my children are healthy, I can’t imaging the struggles kids with cancer face. I am glad to help make a wish come true for them. I can’t wait to see what you make, let me know if you submit a plane so I can check it out and don’t be shy all ages and all levels of skill are welcome!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you liked this tutorial and would like more oil painting tutorials please let me know in the comments. Also if you could share this post on Pinterest, Facebook, twitter and any other social media (handy sharing buttons below) to help spread the word about Makers Care I would be so grateful. Til next time happy crafting!

My First Oil Painting Video Tutorial: Orchids!

Howdy friends. First up I wanted to let you know that I have a 30% off sale in my MyGrafico shop today and tomorrow so if you want to grab some digital goodies everything is on sale from painting kits to digi stamps and everything in between! Now on to the fun! I had been asked to do an oil painting video and I really wanted to but dealing with longer videos was not an option until we replaced our antiquated computer. I wanted to make a relaxed video demonstrating some oil techniques while also instructing you to make a beautiful painting. Did I hit the mark?

I can see areas for improvement but I am pretty happy with it. I forgot how much I enjoyed working in oils. I always dreaded the cleanup and stinky solvents so working with water mixable oils was perfect. You can use whatever kind you prefer, even acrylic paint if you use a bit of extender with it. Remember if you want any digi product from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff it is all 30% off through tomorrow midnight (MyGrafico shop only) so don’t wait! Here are some items that you might like with fathers day right around the corner:

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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