LIVE Kingfisher in Watercolor/Colored Pencil Tutorial 12:30pm ET today!

Hi friends! Wow, what a whirlwind week! I have been so busy with the launch of my Craftsy class that I did not get a chance to prepare my live stream project until this morning, here is what we will paint:


Just a heads up, I plan of doing the free live painting classes every Friday at 12:30pm Eastern Time so you can plan on that even if I am late preparing the lesson. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the live chat! If you want to chat live, ask questions and hang out with your crafty friends you can do so on the YouTube watch page. As always you can also watch the live show or the replay in the player below:

This tutorial is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!

I can’t wait to hang out and paint with you on YouTube. Please feel free to share this with all of your artsy friends! The more the merrier! Happy crafting!


LIVE Painting Class Today! 12:30pm ET {Betta Fish}

Howdy friends!  It’s been a crazy week, the kids are on break so there have been sleepovers, softball practice and lazing around. The weather was so nice yesterday that my son and I took the kayaks out! We also had the water well pump bite the dust after 40 years of faithful service so I had a repair man in yesterday to replace the pump, boy, running water is something you take for granted until you don’t have it and then it is the most important thing! I am feeling so thankful:) This is what we will be painting today at 12:30pm Eastern Time(I must have water on the brain LOL!)


Sarah will be in taking your questions during the live stream as usual so it will be a fun and informative class. You can watch it live (or the replay) in the player below but if you want to chat with friends watch it on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama:
Turner watercolors

Inktense Pencils (or whatever watercolor pencils you like)

Soho Colored Pencils

140# watercolor paper

Princeton #6 cat’s Tongue (filbert) Brush

Mimik Kolinsky brushes
Water, paper towels

Reference photo by Hannah Waymack

See you at 12:30pm ET for this fun painting lesson! It should take less than an hour so I hope you can squeeze it in:) Happy crafting!


LIVE Today! Lily Bouquet Painting Tutorial & How to Fix Painting Problems!

Hi friends! We will have  a free live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern Time. We will paint this:


As I was painting this picture I hit a few roadblocks, I almost trashed it but then I thought, what a great way to teach about ways to overcome problems and fix them in your paintings and save the picture from lining the bird-cage, LOL!😀 You can watch the lesson live, or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with your crafty friends or ask me questions as we go be sure to watch on YouTube.

I am not much of a flower arranger or photographer but here are a couple of pics I took of the bouquet we are painting.

lilyboquetphoto1 lilyphoto2

Supplies Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!


I am giving away a spot in my new mixed media class at Craftsy (launching soon!) Click here for a chance to win a spot in the class! If you know of anyone who would like to paint with us live today please share this blog post or video with them, the more the merrier! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


Live in an hour! Iris Watercolor/Mixed Media Painting Class!

Hi friends! I am so sorry for the late notice but I have time this evening at 8:30pm Eastern time to do a live painting class so if you want to check it out you can watch it here or if you want to chat with artsy friends you can watch on YouTube. Here is what we will paint:


This will be a watercolor lesson with mixed media accents but don’t feel like you have to add them if you don’t want to and as always feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Have fun and paint!

Supplies: From Sponsor Jerry’s Artarama

Turner Watercolors (or whatever you have)

Watercolor paper

Brushes: #12 and #5 round (or similar sized rounds)

Colored pencils

Honeycomb stencil, texture stamp, pencil and watercolor crayons or pastels (use what you have!)

Reference photo by Debra Underwood

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

I hope we can paint together tonight, again sorry about the short notice but I figured it was better than waiting a week. Happy crafting!

Let’s Paint a Columbine Flower!

Howdy friends! Today I have a review of the Grumbacher Deluxe Opaque Watercolor paints, although they were not my favorite they did the trick to paint this columbine flower requested by a viewer.:)



You can find the reference photo here.

I hope you give this a try using whatever watercolors you have! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Paint with me LIVE today! Loose Old Buildings!

Hi friends! We have another live paint class today at 12:30 ET on YouTube! We will paint Piazza San Marco in watercolor.



You can watch the live stream or the reply in the player below but if you want to chat live make sure to watch on YouTube.

Supplies available at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

Let me know what medium you want me to use next week in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

I might just be slow…

Hi friends! I learned a great tip from my friend Marty Owens about metal watercolor palettes ta hold half-pans. My new Prima watercolor were sliding all over the place and I couldn’t figure out why. I though maybe they would just wiggle about until there was enough paint gunk to glue them in place but little did I know I just had them in wrong. Watch the video to learn the correct way to put your watercolor half-pans in the palette so they don’t move:

This tip will work with any of these metal palettes, oh and BTW I went to look up how much the metal palette cost without the paint and it was $27! You can get the set full with prima paints from Hallmark Scrapbook for $21.99! Yep, cheaper than empty and you can always replace your pans with a finer quality paint as you use them up. Mind you these paints are very vibrant and nice but I would still rate them more of a student grade, they are very similar to Koi.  They are a good value. That’s it for me, we have new stamp school coming up tomorrow so I hope you stop back by for that and til then happy crafting!




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