Posted on October 14, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I have a quick and fun watercolor painting tutorial for you, a watercolor sunset. Watch the video to see how easy it is!
This painting as done in only 3 colors:
- Alizarin Crimson (a cool red)
- Ultramarine Blue (a warm blue)
- Cadmium Yellow (a warm yellow)
And of course we mixed our “black”. You can find the photo I used as inspiration by Jeana Wood at Paint my Photo. I hope you try this easy painting and let me know how you do! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on August 11, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Edit: My good friend and expert Cindi told me that this painting is of a bridge in Southwest Harbor, just “up the road a piece” from Somesville. Thanks Cindi! (and you CAN get there from here! LOL-Maine joke!)
Hi Friends! I have to thank reader Jamie Evens for requesting this tutorial and allowing me to use her beautiful photograph she took of the Somesville bridge for today’s very long watercolor tutorial. Today I will show you paint this lovely scene from my beautiful state of Maine!
Watch the video for a relaxed step by step tutorial. I had several viewers on YouTube who said they enjoyed the longer video because as beginners it helped them understand the process of completing a larger painting better. I hope you find it useful too!
Supplies for this tutorial:
- Art Masking Fluid (also called liquid frisket)
- Soap and a cheap brush
- Watercolor paint, below are the colors I used, you can use these or similar colors:
Cad Yellow light or Lemon yellow
magenta or alizarin crimson or rose madder
permanent green light
- Brushes: 3/4″ flat wash, #10 round, #5 filbert, #12 flat You can go up or down a size and be fine though:)
Here is the photograph by Jamie that I have posted with her permission. Thanks again Jamie!
Somesville Bridge photo by Jamie Evens copyright 2014 used with permission. Click on the photo to see a larger image suitable for printing.
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to help you out. Please use the hints and techniques I shared with you in the video to paint your next watercolor. Nothing is more difficult to paint than anything else, just break it down into small steps and go for it and most importantly have fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 29, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Tonight I am going to show you how easy it is to paint a tranquil stream in watercolors. There is no drawing involved, al you need is paper, paint and a few brushes and you are ready to paint along with me. If you try it let me know how it turns out!
If you enjoyed that free video tutorial perhaps you will enjoy this Mallard Duck PDF painting tutorial. It is only $3 in my shop and includes a pattern to trace and full instructions with photos so you can follow along.
Well, I’m plumb tuckered out tonight so I will leave you to your evening. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 11, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello friends! I have been having so much fun with water-media lately. I was stumped by what to paint the other day so I looked at my request list and painted a hydrangea. I did it both with watercolor paints and pencils and surprisingly I preferred the soft look of the pencils for this so I’ll show you that video first:
Actually I was not going to post the watercolor paint video. I was cut off at the end right before I said “bye” and the video was really bright because I had the “perfect auto levels” button pushed…perfect my foot LOL! It is kinda bright but I offered to post it if anyone was interested, don’t say I didn’t warn you :P
Well, it looks like we are in for a whopper of a storm this week, please be careful if you are in the east especially if your area is not used to snow, I plan to make a trip to town tomorrow for necessities like the “store bought” valentines my daughters want to hand out (where did I go wrong?) and valentine party snacks in the event that school is not cancelled Friday and I need to think of a valentines gift for hubby. Any ideas? I was thinking of buying him some more stuff for his shop but clamps and wood glue are not that romantic. Oh well, i’m sure I’ll think of something:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 4, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! I was dozing off watching TV and then suddenly remembered that I hadn’t blogged today! Then I realized I haven’t shared my latest watercolor painting tutorial either:
It is a PDF tutorial available in my shop. It is a beginner level tutorial with lots of photos and a re-sizable pattern so you can paint it any size you like, not bad for $3 eh? I’m sorry to shamelessly promote and run but dang, I’m tired LOL! Have a great night and til next time happy crafting:)
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Posted on October 1, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks! I’m happy to report that my back is better today! Next time I get into a bounce house I will stretch first LOL! The other day a YouTube viewer asked if I could do a tutorial on painting pink gladiolus flowers, so I did.
Instead of using watercolor paint I used water based markers. You can use any brand: Tombow, Distress, Crayola, LePlume, Faber Castell, Whispers or Stampin Up. The key to this is to work on watercolor paper. You will also need a bucket of water and a brush or a waterbrush. Watch the 8 minute video to see how fast and easy it is!
This project was a lot of fun and it is a new way to use a supply most of us already have…in fact it might be fun to bring just my markers and waterbrush the next time I go out in nature to paint! If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on September 25, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello folks! I have a 2 for one special today! A new free watercolor painting video and a new painting kit for sale! First the free video!
My new beginner watercolor tutorial is in the shop and you can learn how to paint this pretty peony:
You get a pattern to trace, full step by step instructions with photos and a high resolution photo of the finished painting to print! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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