Sketchbook Sunday: Raspberry

Hi friends! It’s amazing how fast the trees change this time of year. It seems like only days ago the trees were bare and now I walk the dog through the woods and everything is green, even the wild raspberry bushes along the trails. It is such a mood boost to see green leaves, flowering trees and to feel the warm sun on your face. With that summery feeling in mind I present today’s sketchbook Sunday time lapse!

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That’s it for me today. I have several videos I haven’t had a chance to blog on my YouTube channel if you missed them and need an art/craft fix. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Weekly Crafty Chat & Sketchbook Sunday!

Hi friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! I realized that I am few posts behind on updating my blog (We spent the weekend painting the addition!) so I am going to post my weekly Saturday chat and sketchbook Sunday in one post! I hope it’s not “too much Lindsay” for you.

And here is a look at this weeks Sketchbook Sunday painting.

And here is the time-lapse video. There is a rel time lesson for this painting in Critique Club.

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Looks like it’s going to be a great week! Til next time happy crafting!

Sketchbook Sunday Pomegranates!

Hi friends! Today we draw pomegranates! Why not?

I had a lot of fun with these (even though I find 100% colored pencil work to be a bit tedious and time consuming LOL!) I hope you enjoy it!

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I hope you are doing something you love today! I spent most of the day outside in the sun. First out walking the dog and then lounging in the backyard reading old watercolor and scrapbooking magazines. It was lovely! Happy crafting!

Blue Jay in Colored Pencils on Sanded Paper with Powder Blender

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are able to safely visit with your mothers, children or grand children this year whether in person, on the phone or via the Internet. Today I am sharing a painting I did in colored pencil.

It was a lot of fun and really satisfying to draw/color/paint. Partly because of the pencils, they are decent quality but not so expensive that I have to worry about using up colors and partly because of the sanded paper and powder blender which let me layer up loads of saturated color. If you have never tried colored pencils with sanded paper before you are in for a treat, it is effortless to lay down color and build layers. Watch the video for a time lapse demo. If you are interested in a real time tutorial of this painting you can find it along with dozens of other long format tutorials that are more advanced than what I do on YouTube in Critique Club.

Supplies (affiliate links used)

Have a great Sunday everyone and til next time happy crafting!

Spaceman Sketchbook Sunday!

Hi friends! The weather in Maine was beautiful today! I started the day off with a long walk with the dog then we all did some much needed yard work. It was nice to be out in the sun with temps in the 50’s, it felt like spring finally! I saw other neighbors taking advantage of the day too. We had a few big storms this month and so neighbors were clearing fallen trees and branches and taking them to the dump or burning them. I saw neighbors toting canoes to the lake to enjoy the day. It was nice. I’m hoping to get out kayaks out soon. I hope we don’t get any more snow LOL!

Today for sketchbook Sunday I am drawing a spaceman in marker. Watch the video for a time-lapse and learn more about markers!

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That’s it for me today! I am quite tired from all the fresh air and physical labor. It’s a good tired tho, happy crafting!

Sketchbook Sunday with Sushi!

Hi friends! Today I have the first of several quarantine still lifes. I have been enjoying setting up stil-lifes with item I have around the house to draw and paint from. When life slows down you can pause and observe the ordinary. Also we have lost power/internet due to a snowstorm this week and are expecting to lose it again tomorrow with high winds expected so we have to be resourceful with what we have on hand. I think that’s one thing this quarantine is teaching everyone. It’s not all a bad thing.

I took that photo the other day after my daughter made sushi. I setit up on my coffee table because I like the wood grain. We have to be resourseful LOL! I thought it looked so pretty! Below is my painting.

This was a joy to paint and I hope you enjoy the time lapse. There is a full 2 hour narrated tutorial up in Critique Club for members in case you want more info.

Supplies (affiliate links used)

Remember to use what you have, you will be surprised how well the supplies you have on hand can be adaped to different techniques, besides, it just makes since to see if what you have will work before buying something new. I need to remember that myself because I do like new supplies LOL! It IS really satisfying to use up supplies and make what you have work tho, it’s kinda addicting!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend and Easter if you celebrate it. It’s a bummer not to be able to see my parents and sister’s family like we usually do but hopefully it will mean things can go back to normal sooner. We are all healthy here, I hope you are too! Take care of yourself and each other and til next time happy crafting!

How many roses is this woman going to paint?!?

OK, the social distancing might be getting to me. I have apparently only been painting roses this week! Let’s call it “Working in a Series” and not “Lindsay’s Lost her Mind”, does that sound good to you?

This painting took quite a long time to paint (About 2 1/2 hours) and to be honest, I’m not totally happy with it but I am going to set it aside and look at it in a few days. There is a real time tutorial of this in Critique Club (we edited out the repetitive bits so it’s a mere hour and a half) if you are interested. For those of you who are not members, Critique Club is a group that allows you to upload 2 paintings a month for an in-depth critique from me. You also have access to dozens of long, more advanced tutorials in a variety of medias with 2 new tutorials every month. You can learn more or join here. Now, on to the time lapse!

All of the supplies I am using are in my new signature set from Jerry’s Artarama. I am kinda excited to have my own signature sets and I will share more about them later this week! Here is the reference photo I used today.

I hope you are safe and healthy. Happy crafting!

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