A “Sweet” Live Watercolor Lesson & Any Class for $42!

Edited to add final painting photo. Have a great weekend!


Hi friends! Today we are going to paint lovely luminescent gummy bear candy in watercolor!


I spent my birthday with my family and we spent the day in Belfast and we stopped into Perry’s Nut House as we do every summer to get nuts, candy and fudge. Lila asked me if she could get some gummy bears and they looked so pretty in the bin that I said “Sure, but I want a few to paint” so last night she told me “Mom, if you want some of these to paint you better take them now.” Haha:) You can use the photo above for reference but I will be working from the actual bears in today’s lieve stream, I managed to keep them safe LOL!


As always you can watch the live show or reply here on my blog but if you want to chat live and ask me questions please watch on the YouTube watch page at 12:30pm ET (New York time.)

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.

  • Watercolors: Turner
  • Watercolor paper: Arches or a cotton paper #140 cold pressed
  • Brushes: Mimik value set
  • Optional: Col-Erase colored pencils for sketching:  *you could also use watercolor pencils, regular colored pencil or a graphite pencil. I have been wanting to try out my col-Erase though:)
  • Maybe a white gel pen or fine tip paint pen or gouache *we may not use it but have it ready just in case:)
  • Other: 2 buckets of water, paper towel, masking tape

Birthday Week Deal! Any Class for $42!

I turned the big 4-2 this week so I thought it would be fun to put all of my courses on sale for $42 for a week. Use coupon code HB42 to get the discount! Just click “Add Coupon” after clicking to enroll and add HB42 in the box, or simply click on the class you want below and it will take you to the discounted price. You can also get a 46% off discount of payment plans if that fits your budget better. I had a lot of interest in my older classes recently so now you can grab them for a song. If you click on one of the thumbnails below the discount code will already be applied:)

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Don’t wait if you want a class, this deal is only good for a week! I’ll see you at 12:30 for a free live watercolor lesson, til then, happy crafting & painting!

LIVE painting class at 12:30pm ET Today! Free Birds Nest in Watercolor Tutorial!

Hi friends! I have missed the friday livestreams so much these past 2 weeks! I am so glad that I am caught up and can paint with you live at 12:30pm Eastern Time today! This is what we will be painting:


Here is the reference photo:


I love the warm tones and rich textures in this photo:) I recommend you sketch or trace this ahead of time so you are ready at 12:30 when it is time to paint! As always you can watch the live broadcast or replay in the player below but if you want to chat or ask questions during the broadcast be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page.

You can find all the supplies you need (and then some LOL!) from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!

I put everything I use for the friday tutorials in a handy teacher’s list here. If you are a teacher it is a great way to organise a class list for students and it is totally free to use.

As always you can use whatever watercolors and brushes you prefer:) You will want a few rounds (size 3-10) and a larger round or flat wash. For colors I will probably use Sap green, Yellow ochre, Burnt umber, Pyrrol red and turquoise. I know that seems like a lot of colors for a fairly neutral image BUT I like to push the saturation of colors sometimes and avoid mud.

I also wanted to let you know that today (11/18/16) is the last day you can get Angela Fehr’s Creative watercolor course (I am a guest instructor) for 50% off using my special discount link! Don’t miss out on the change to enroll at a discount, the 50% off savings ends today!


I am so excited to paint with you at 12:30pm ET today on YouTube! Til then, happy crafting!

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