Sketchbook Tuesday?

Howdy friends! I was off visiting my parents on sunday for Father’s day and although I managed to get my YouTube video posted for sketchbook Sunday I completely forgot to blog it. Oops!

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This project was a collab with Anne-Laure from Following the White Rabbit, an urban sketcher, and with warmer weather making it possible for more of us to go out and paint I thought it would be fun! You can see her painting of the same scene here. If you want to paint along you can share your work with the hashtag #sketchwithLandAL

 
Supplies: (affiliate links used)

If you want more tips for watercolor be sure to check out yesterday’s blog post: 15 Watercolor Hacks to lean how to get more for you money when watercolor painting including free stuff you can use from around your house. You can also use the coupon code 15HACKS to get 30% off any of my classes on Teachable. I recommend the Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor Painting if you want to learn to basics and get painting fast!

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Tune in tomorrow for a fun card making tutorial, til then happy crafting!

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Let’s Paint a Beautiful Coastal Maine Landscape LIVE at 12:30pm ET

Hi friends! Today we are going to paint this beautiful photo that my friend Kelly Brooks Bay (author of Sea Glass and the Lighthouse and The Rainbow Pants) took in Kennebunkport Maine the other day.

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Kelly, in addition to being a talented writer and photographer, is also our local librarian now and I though this would also make a nice project for the free monthly painting class I do there. I have been on a bit of a hiatus at the library but I am excited to get back there and paint! At the library I teach with Cotman watercolors on Strathmore and Canson watercolor greeting cards. We use the 12 color Cotman pocket box (which is only $13 right now) because it has the necessary colors to mix most other colors. I will be using the large painting I make today as the demonstration piece for my library class. I hear a lot of people poo-poo student grade paints but if it wasn’t for affordable supplies we wouldn’t be able to have this program at the library. I like Cotman paints, they’re reliable and you will see in today’s live stream that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful painting. It’s the magician not the wand that makes the magic!

You can watch the live broadcast or replay in the player below but if you want to chat live you will need to watch from the YouTube watch page at 12:30pm Eastern Time.

 

Supplies: (Affiliate links used)

  • Watercolors (Cotman) I am using the full pan studio set because it is easier to get a big brush in there but all the colors needed are in the $13 pocket box
  • Paper: Canson Montville I am painting 12″x16″ but the 9″x12″ block is $15 vs $25 for the former, you can see available sizes from that link.
  • Brushes: You want absorbent brushes like Creative Mark Mimik, Princeton Neptune, or Royal & Langnickel ZEN or MENTA which can be found in your big box art and craft stores for about $5 each.
  • Also, pencil, white eraser, 2 buckets of water, paper towels, cut up bit of credit card aka credit card scraper

A SALE on my Drawing Class through 5/9/18!

Today we sketched out our painting and it was easy. If you would like to be able to draw whatever you see with cofidence consider checking out my latest class. Through 5/9/18 you can SAVE 30% on Learn to Draw with Lindsay with coupon code BLOGFRIENDS (if discount doesn’t appear automatically.) Check out Tuesday’s blog post to see inspiring student artwork and read student testimonials!

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New art in the shop!

Have you ever wanted to own an original painting by me? Here is your chance, prices start at $45 and USA shipping is included in the price.

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That’s all for now! See you at 12:30 on YouTube for live watercolor painting fun! 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!

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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!

One Brush Wonder!

Hello Friends! Today we are going to paint a coastal landscape with one brush and four colors of watercolor paint. This is a beginner tutorial, I explain mixing color, using a wax resist, composition, drawing, lifting colors (why some colors lift and some do not) and lots of ways to use a 1″ flat angular brush or a 1″ flat wash brush.

Supplies: 140# rough watercolor paper, 1″ flat or angular synthetic brush, watercolor paint (ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, yellow ocher, sap green) wax, cut up credit card, stiff oil painting brush, paper towel. I sketched the design with Graphatint watercolor pencils but you can use a regular pencil if you wish. It makes no difference, I used the watercolor pencils so I could draw darkly so it would show up on video without leaving dark lines when I paint.

Do you think you could paint this? I know you can, I believe in you! Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me and til next time happy crafting!

 

Seaside Sketches

It was so beautiful outside yesterday I left my basement studio to paint at the beach! Armed with pencil, watercolors and my trusty sidekick (AKA dog Hazel) we hit the beach and came up with this:

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While I was there I roamed around with my sketchbook and came up with a few drawings that I turned into digital stamps, I will have a tutorial later this week on watercoloring them, Here is the Seaside Sketches set and I have placed it on sale for $3.50 for a limited time!

4 highly detailed scenes for digital stamping and to use as painting patterns.I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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