LIVE! Teacup With Grapes Watercolor 12:30pm ET Today!

Hi friends! I’ll be back with a free live watercolor painting lesson at 12:30pm Eastern Time today on YouTube! We will paint a teacup with grapes from this amazing photo by Lillian Bell at Paint my Photo!

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Here is a pattern you can print and transfer to your watercolor paper if you like:

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We are only using 4 colours in this painting, feel free to substitute with the closest you have: New Gamboge (warm yellow), Napthol Red (neutral red), Burnt Sienna (warm brown) and Ultramarine Blue (warm blue.) In the swatch below you can see some of the mixes we can achieve from these colors.

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You can catch the live show or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat and ask questions be sure to watch on YouTube.

Supplies available from sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

SALE! All classes under $20 this weekend at Craftsy! Pick up a great class while helping support the free tutorials on my blog and YouTube channel! It is a great chance to get a jump-start on holiday crafting too, check out their painting, drawing, quilting, papercrafts and sewing classes. Speaking of holidays you can even give a class as a gift! There is so much to offer and it’s all on sale through Sunday!

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Here is an even better deal! Enroll in my Craftsy Class at 50% off, here is a peek at one of the 3 paintings you will learn!

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Remember any Craftsy class you buy after clicking my link helps financially support my channel and enables me to share free tutorials with you daily. I hope to see you at 12:30pm Eastern Time today for this fun and free live painting class! Til then happy crafting!

Fall leaf in watercolor tutorial & a thank you:)

Hi friends! I think the most requested tutorial from the paintings I shared from vacation (next to the birch tree) was the fall leaf so today I’ll show you how to paint it!

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Watch the tutorial and follow along with whatever supplies you have. I will post a supply list below as well.

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Supplies (links to Hallmark Scrapbook and Simon Says Stamp)

*If the above products are out of stock You can find a great selection of more watercolor supplies at Simon Says Stamp. I find Simon Says Stamp has the BEST selection BUT Hallmark Scrapbook has better prices but they sell out fast! They are both wonderful & amazing companies though:)

* The above links are affiliate links, by clicking my link and purchasing anything on the site I receive a small portion of the sale (it doesn’t cost you extra) and it helps me keep these tutorials free. I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who used my affiliate link to purchase classes at Craftsy this weekend during their 50% Labor Day sale. By shopping via my affiliate links you help me create the tutorials you want to see and I don’t have to worry if they will get enough views to be financially viable. I just feel very grateful to have such an amazing community and I wanted to make sure you knew that! Big hugs guys! BTW you still have today to grab 50% off classes at Craftsy if you like. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Paint a Watercolor Landscape LIVE today at 12:30pm ET!

Hi friends! ! will have a LIVE Landscape Watercolor Tutorial 12:30pm Eastern Time today on YouTube!

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You can watch the live show or replay in the player below but if you want to chat along with your artsy friends or ask me questions as we go you need to watch on the YouTube watch page. I also wanted to let you know that ALL classes are 50% at Craftsy this weekend as part of their Labor Day Sale! Don’t wait, grab the classes you want now, you have lifetime access so you can watch them whenever you like! Purchasing ANY classes through this link helps support this channel so I can create free daily tutorials on my blog and YouTube channel (without costing you any extra:) and I think you kindly for your support!

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Here are the colors we will use today: Rose (quin) red, Yellow ochre, Permanent yellow Ultramarine, Pthalo blue, Turquoise, Burnt sienna. You can see some of the mixes we will make in this chart.

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And here is a sketch you can trace. The pink areas in the front should be masked with removable masking fluid and let to dry before painting. Please look at the reference photo if you want to see more detail of if you want to sketch directly from that.

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I hope you can paint along with us today! Remember if you want to chat you need to watch directly on YouTube.

 

Supplies available at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

Don’t Miss Out on the 50% off Labor Day Sale at Craftsy!!!!

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Craftsy has more than just painting! Try papercrafting, jewelry making, knitting, woodworking, cake decorating, quilting, sewing and more! Purchasing any classes though this link helps support my channel so I can keep bringing you these free daily tutorials on my blog and YouTube channel, thank you so much for your support:)

I hope you can find time to paint with me today! Happy crafting!

Paint Colorful Festive Lanterns LIVE at 12:30pm ET!

Hi friends! Yes, we have another live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern Time and we are going to paint some colorful lanterns. You can catch the live show or the replay here but if you want to chat with us make sure you watch on the YouTube watch page and join in the fun with fellow painters! All are welcome!

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I used two different reference photos from Paint My Photo, this one from Caroline Hughes King and this one from Mido Modi. Below is a color swatch and mixes. I am using Turner watercolors but you can use whatever brand you have. The colors I am using are: Quinacridone Rose, Permanent Yellow, Turquoise, Pthalo Green and Burnt Umber.

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You can watch the live show or replay in the player below but remember, if you want to chat live be sure to watch on YouTube.

You can find all of the supplies I am using today at Jerry’s Artarama

Turner Watercolors *Jerrys is having a super sale on these right now (up to 75% off list with some 15ml tubes as low as $3.25!

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Brushes Just an assortment of your typical watercolor brushes:)

I hope to see you at 12:30pm Eastern Time for a fun painting class! Oh and one more thing, I have had a lot of people requesting acrylic painting tutorials and a have put together a playlist of all of the free acrylic paint projects I have done here, but if you want more instruction than I can provide (Acrylic is not my best medium) Consider these wonderful Craftsy classes that are 50% off today!

If you like Huge, bright, beautiful flowers check out Luminous Flower in Acrylic:

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And since I have been asked a lot about painting animals I thought you might like this one: The Art of Painting Horses.

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There are many other types of classes at Craftsy from photography, stamping, papercraft, quilting, sewing, cooking and cake decorating and any class you purchase via my link helps me bring new free tutorials to you on my blog and I thank you for your support! I also have a class at Craftsy called Mix it Up Mixed Media Step by Step and that is 50% off as well and we work with watercolors, watercolor crayons, collage and more, it was so much fun to create and I hope you enjoy it:)

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Thanks again for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LIVE: Horses in Pastures Landscape in Watercolors 12:30pm ET Today!

Hi friends! We have another live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern Time today! It is a fun little landscape of a horse pasture. I hope you give it a try!

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You can watch the live class in the player below but if you want to take part in the live stream and chat with up make sure you watch the class on the YouTube watch page. If you are logged into YouTube you can chat along!

Supplies available from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama

Turner Watercolors: Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Phathlo blue, Burnt Sienna,Turquoise, Quin Magenta

140# Watercolor Paper

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I hope you enjoyed this live stream! If you want to hang out some more I will be live with Barb Owen from How To Get Creative at 2pm, I will be working on a creative project with her as well. Hope to see you at one or both of today’s live events! I’m gonna need a nap after this LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LIVE: Let’s Hear it for the “Bouys!”

lobstershackfinalHi friends! Today we are going to learn about dry-brushing and textures in the FREE live painting lesson happening at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube. You can watch live or catch the replay in the player below but if you want to ask questions in chat be sure to view it on the YouTube watch page. I occasionally have some people tell me that they can’t comment in the chat live, usually it means that your browser is out of date. Chrome and internet explorer work well for me. I find I can watch and comment on my phone but I don’t see everyone elses comments. Also you need to be logged in to your YouTube account to comment (if you have left a comment on  a video in the past you have one, if not it is free and easy.) I sketched out a pattern for you to use if you like, simply print it out and trace it on your watercolor paper. there is a link to the reference photo below, I moved some buoys around and eliminated some detail.

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You can watch like at 12:30pm ET in this video player!

Supplies available at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:
Turner Watercolors (or whatever brand you like)
Colors: Ultramarine, phthalo blue, Turquoise, Gamboge, Perm Yellow, Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna, pyrrole red

Ebony Splendor brushes (or a variety of your favorite synthetic watercolor/acrylic brushes)

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Block 9″x12″ CP 140#

Note, you can get the brushes and watercolor block I used and LUKAS 1862 watercolors in this money-saving kit with collapsible water bucket and travel bag:  The set I showed is Item # 59146A but they have lots of value kits to pick from!

Reference photo by Linda Willason at Paint my Photo

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This was the color study I did this morning to prepare for the full shack painting. I will try to keep the lesson to an hour but we might go long due to the complexity of this one. Don’t worry, the replay will be available in case you can’t do the painting all in one sitting, I totally get that! I hope to see you live at 12:30! Til then happy crafting!

Pretty Watercolor Magnolia and an Idea for Your Artwork!

Hi friends! Today I will show you how to paint this pretty magnolia:

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I teamed up with Snapfish to come up with a fun way to showcase artwork. I’m sure you know what a good job Snapfish does with photo printing but you can create so many awesome things with your artwork too! They have a lot of fun items you can have your art printed on in addition to cards, calendars, canvases and books! You can even have your art printed on blankets and pet beds! Take a look at what I had my painting printed on in today’s video!

Supplies:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolors (Grumbacher set of 12 transparent)
  • Watercolor  (Koh-I-Noor)
  • 140# watercolor paper
  • pencil
  • 1″ wash and #8 round brush (Grumbacher)
  • Paper towel, water bucket, tape
  • Reference photo

I had a lot of folks ask me to do a long version of this painting and I am thinking of doing it again for Fridays live show. What do you think? Should I do a long version in watercolor, oils, pastels or acrylics? Let me know in the comments below. I had so much fun partnering with Snapfish on this video and I was really impressed with the quality of the print on the pillow, I also wanted to mention that unzip the cover if you need to wash it. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

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