Hi friends! I got so busy on projects this weekend that I forgot the share my sketchbook Sunday project with you. I have had so many little projects I had been neglecting around the house and last week they were really bothering me so over the weekend I tackled a bunch of them such as washing the drapes and repainting the big bay windowsill which leads to touching up the paint on the trim and wiping down the grimy baseboards. Speaking of grime my kitchen floor was disgusting, I had just vacuumed and spray mopped it but there was just so much ground in dirt that my Libman (like a reusable Swiffer) was no match for. I saw a hack online where a woman used scrubbing bubbles on her kitchen floor and I tried it, I still had to scrub but now it looks brand new. It’s a black and white checkered floor which I “had to have” and it shows every speck of dirt. I’ll be able to enjoy a gleaming floor for a few hours anyway:) My son had friends over so I had them help me move furniture around the house too. It was a productive weekend! Thre is always more to do but those were my big annoyances and I am so glad they are done!
Anyway, on to the video!
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Hi friends! Today’s prompt for World Watercolor Month is “Favorite Color” and mine is crimson red so I decided to paint these strawberries!
You can find the 1hr 44min narrated tutorial for this painting in Critique Club under June 2020 bonus project #1. In case you haven’t heard, Critique Club is a membership group where you can upload up to 2 painting you are working on per month for an in-depth critique from me. My goal is to help you grow and improve as artists! I also post 2 long narrated tutorials per month for members that tend to be on the intermediate/advanced side. You also get access to all the past tutorials (37 in all so far!) so you will have inspiration for miles and it’s only $5 per month. Learn more or sign up here. Thank you for your support!
Hi friends! Happy Father’s to all the dads out there. I hope you have a special day:) Today we are going to work in a variety of black, gray and white pencils in a grey sketchbook.
You can also use charcoal and chalk for this. The grey of your paper will take out some of the work of shading. You can find a real time version of this tutorial in Critique Club. Critique club is a monthly membership group in my teachable school that allows you to upload 2 paintings a month for an individualized critique from me to help you grow as an artist. You are not required to upload any artwork though, if you want to join just for the bonus tutorials and camaraderie of other like minded artists that’s fine too:) All are welcome! In addition each month you get 2 new long format intermediate/advanced art tutorials from me. You also have access to all past tutorials while you are a member (there are currently 36!) and you can get inspired by past creative prompts as well if you need inspiration. Click here to learn more about Critique Club or sign up today!
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I think we are going to take a drive to the coast today. I hope you find a nice way to spend the day and til next time happy crafting!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!