Let’s Paint Sheep! Long Painting Tutorial for Beginners!

Hi friends! Thanks for encouraging me to post this long tutorial, it was one of the photos I took at the common ground fair last week. It was really fun to paint!

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Here is the reference photo:

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And here is the video! Get comfy, make a hot cup of tea or pour a glass of wine and let’s paint!

Supplies:
8″x10″ DaVinci Pro Panel
Turner Arcryl Gouache (or the acrylic colors you prefer)
12 Shades of Gray Acrylic Set (or you can mix your grays)
Black Swan Brushes
Hog fan brushes
Watercolor pencils (any brand is fine)
palate and water bucket

Directions:
1. Sketch the sheep on the panel with watercolor pencils.
2. Paint the background shades of green (mixes of green, cobalt blue, burnt sienna, lemon yellow) and let dry. Try not to cover your sketch as much as I did to save time later!
3. Start painting the sheep using a small filbert and tapping strokes. Start with white in the highlight area and pick up gray and add it is as you move to the shadowed areas.
4. Add details with a mix of black and greyed brown.
5. Use a combination of fan brushes and yellow-green paint to paint the foreground grass and then add detail grass with a liner brush.

I hope you spend some time painting this weekend! BTW, if you hear the gentle sounds of rain in the video it is because I filmed it Wednesday and we got 5″ of rain LOL! I am lucky I wasn’t swimming in my basement studio! Thanks to Jerry’s Artarama for sponsoring this video, that to you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Free Watercolor Video Tutorial: Eggs & Nest

Hello friends! Today I felt like painting…and sharing…and sharing my love of painting so I decided to make a video showing you how to paint this simple watercolor card:

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Anyone can do this, all you need is a piece of watercolor paper (or watercolor greeting card), a round brush (either a #8 brush and a jug or water or a water-brush) and watercolor paints or watercolor crayons. Ready? Here we go!

So, what did you think? Ready to give it a try? I am hoping to bring you more easy watercolor tutorial videos if you want them:)

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Paint Fireworks!

Howdy folks, I hope you had a safe and fun 4th of July. We took the kids to see the fireworks for the first time and it was amazing, I even took 70 pictures of fireworks and most of them came out well! The challenge at oriental stamp art this week was fireworks so I thought I would do a tutorial video on painting some (I say painting but it is super easy, you need not be an artist!) here is a card with one of the papers I made. I will show you a scrapbook page later this week using the big firework paper. The dragonfly and sentiment rubber stamp is from About Art Accents and the little swatch of paper in the lower RH corner is from the Grunge Flowers CS from Nicecrane Designs (it covers up a stamping boo-boo 😉

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: Gold pattern 9DCWV), Inked Background (see video) Swatch on right (Nicecrane), Markers: Copic, Ink: Memento

So, wanna see how I made the “fireworks” paper I used on this card as well as two other fun techniques? Well have a gander at my new video:

Do try these easy techniques, they are fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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