Paint With Me at the Stream! Fall Foliage in Maine Paint Along!

Hi friends! Today you can paint on location during peak fall foliage without having to leave the comfort of your home!

Here is the photo I took where I painted.

Grab your supplies and paint with me! Please let me know if you would like more on location paint-alongs. I can try to get out a bit more before it gets too cold:)

Supplies:

Do you want to get better at landscape painting? Try my Watercolor Landscape Workshop and get 50% off with coupon code: FALLCOLOR or by clicking the special discount link. 50% off good on full class, offer ends on 10/31/19.

Not sure if you are ready for a class? Check out what these Watercolor Landscape Workshop students had to say:

Lindsay, I have taken classes in acrylics, watercolor, and even some in oils, all over the country. Your classes are by far the very best!! I enjoy how thoroughly and patiently you explain every step. I have had no formal training in any of these areas, so I really do appreciate that I can always be successful while having fun with your tutorials!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents as an artist and as a teacher!

-Marianne

Hi Lindsay! For the first time, taking your class my clouds look like CLOUDS! They are not perfect but I’m loving your instructions. Especially the use of color. Great techniques and using the correct pigments together make a huge difference. Thank you! Can’t wait to progress along with the landscapes. Also I wanted to add that I am learning so much from you! Like for example how to watch the video and then allow myself to flow and work quickly! Not to overthink! And I love it! You are an awesome teacher of good technique! Thank you for sharing your skills!

-Stacy Simon

Very excited about this Watercolor Landscape Class. I LOVE your classes and free tutorials!! So fun continuing to learn about watercolor. You are the best teacher and so carefully explain techniques that a beginner can easily follow. These paintings are beautiful! 

-Crystal Neuendorf

I enjoyed all of these it helps to understand an order to how to do things Also the mixing and having the colors limited. I started water coloring about 3 years ago I think and have thoroughly enjoyed doing things but I want to include the beautiful world around me and thought this would help. I think it will thank you so much. You are a terrific instructor and I follow u on you tube.

-Noreen Latimer

You can save 50% on Watercolor Landscape Workshop now through 10/31/19 with coupon code FALLCOLOR if you would like to join us!

I hope you enjoyed the on-location painting today! I sure did. Sometimes it’s hard to give ourselves permission to do something just for ourselves but it is so important to feed our creative side. It might be something as simple as making a cup of tea, lighting a candle and giving yourself an hour to paint or inviting a friend over for a crafty afternoon. That one is great because you might cancel on yourself but you wouldn’t a friend and it’s good for your friendships too! As someone who works from home I know how important is is to spend time with people and creative people are the best! I sincerely thank you for spending time with me today, it is because of you I decided to paint on location (it was too pretty out not to share it with my painty peeps!) so do me a favor and spend sometime doing something you love:) Happy painting!

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Enjoying the weather while it lasts

Hi friends. It was full on sunny yesterday, not a cloud in the sky!

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I took a long walk, treated myself to take-out and ate my lunch near a pond.

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Then I painted a tree. I used the $13 Meeden fan palette and Arteza Watercolor Sketchbook like I did on my Kayak trip the other day. (Affiliate links used)

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I hope you had a good day. Happy crafting!

How I spent my winter vacation…

Hi friends! I am officially back and Mother Nature has welcomed us with a couple of feet of snow. So. Much. Snow. Well, it is pretty and luckily many business closed today so people could stay safe at home, they even pulled plow trucks off the roads for a few hours because it was too snowy to plow safely! When I joked from the Bahamas (on Instagram) that I hoped Maine would save me some snow when I got back I dd not expect 2+ feet of it! I hope everyone in the path of the blizzard is safe and sound, check on your neighbors and reach out for help if you need it. The kids and I did some shoveling this afternoon so hubby could get in the driveway after work and thank goodness for those kids, there is no way I could have done it alone. You don’t realize how out of shape you are until you have to shovel snow. I really think snowbirds have the right idea! As you might know our family took our first big “fly someplace far away” vacation last week. It was the perfect time to get away and we went to the Bahamas.

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It was a wonderful trip! Lots of relaxing and plenty to do. I took the opportunity to paint some scenes while I was there and I will share the watercolor sketches in today’s video.

I posted some of my sketches and travel pics on my Instagram in you want to check it out. I like to post behind the scenes stuff and work in progress on Instagram so if you like that sort of thing you can follow me there:) I often post stuff I am thinking about doing tutorials on to get feedback too so feel free to let me know if you want a tutorial of any of the sketches from my vacation. In addition to helping me remember the details of places I have been I also find painting on location helpful with my travel anxiety, having that one familiar thing to spend my nervous energy on helps me relax. Don’t worry about being perfect or precise when sketching on location, nobody is going to judge you and people who come up to you are generally curious and friendly. I got some questions about what I brought to create with and what you can bring on planes and I did this quick video for HGMM before I left explaining this travel set up. Unfortunately I lost my sharpie as soon as I got there (I let me kinds use it to label water bottles LOL!) and it would have been really useful to have, at least it wasn’t an expensive pen!

Even though we had a wonderful time and we just got a pile of snow I am still glad to be back home. I mentioned in the video that we used a travel agent and I would share her info if anyone wanted to know, she is a local friend of mine, her name is Amy and her business is First Class Travel. She didn’t ask me to mention her but she was wonderful and made me way less of a stress ball:)  Please let me know if you would like tutorials on any of the vacation sketches and til next time happy crafting!

Plein Air Postcard #5: Sandy Point

The decrepit piers in the water were a challenge to paint so feel free to leave them out if you wish, otherwise it is a lovely coastal maine scent. Have fun and happy painting!

Video!

I am using the set of 24 koi watercolor box. The paper is one of the watercolor blocks I made the other day:) Happy crafting!

Plein Air Postcard #3: Belfast Bay

Here is a plein air sketch I did in Belfast Maine on the coast the other day.

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I am using the set of 24 koi watercolor box. The paper is one of the watercolor blocks I made the other day:) Enjoy the quick and easy painting tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

Plein Air Postcard #4: Secret Beach

Here is a watercolor sketch I painted at a lovely secluded beach I found. Paint along and enjoy!

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I am using the set of 24 koi watercolor box.
The paper is one of the watercolor blocks I made the other day:) Happy Crafting!

Plein Air Post Card #2: Fields Pond

Hi Friends! I am officially on vacation for a week but never fear, I have planned tutorials for you in my absence, it will be like I never left LOL!

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A few of you asked me to do tutorials of the plein air watercolors I have been doing lately so I have!

Video!

I am using Winsor & Newton watercolors:
perm rose, yellow ochre, winsor lemon, Windsor green, ultramarine, pthalo blue, burnt sienna

grab your watercolors and paint along! Til next time happy crafting!

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