Strawberry Season (Sketchbook Sunday)

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!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Paint an Azalea in Watercolor Step by Step!

Hi friends! The azalea shrub in my yard is blooming so I thought it would be a nice thing to paint!

Follow along in today’s tutorial!


The supplies I am using are from my Turner Signature watercolor kit from Jerry’s Artarama which is now back in stock! Colors used: Quin Magenta, Mayan Blue, Lemon, Burnt sienna, Sap green, Yellow ochre

Want to learn how to paint beautiful flowers and arrange them in unique ways? My Watercolor Flower Workshop shows you how to paint brushstroke florals by breaking the flowers down into their basic structures so you will know how to paint any type of flower you want with ease. By the end of the course you will be able to create whimsical arrangements out of your imagination. Click here to learn more or enroll today!

That all from me today. My to-do list is mile long and I am hoping to get all my work done so I can sneak to the pond on this hot summer day! We get so few we need to cherish them in Maine! Happy crafting!

Duckling in Watercolor Step-by-step Beginner Tutorial!

Hi freinds! Today we are going to paint this sweet little duckling in watercolor!

I hope you enjoy this real time tutorial and if you know anyone who wants to learn watercolors please send them my way:)

Supplies:

  • Back in Stock! All supplies can be found in my Turner Signature Set from Jerry’s Artarama Colors: Rose Red, Gamboge, Naples Yellow, Burnt Umber, Phthalo Blue, Turquoise, Hookers Green
  • Brushes #2, #6 & #10 rounds
  • Paper 6″x9″ 100% cotton (use half a sheet from the block in the signature set or any loose watercolor paper you have) Other supplies: Pencil, waterbuckets, spray bottle of water, paper towel or rag
  • Reference photo
  • Optional: White and grey colored pencils, white gouache

Want more help learning to paint with watercolors?

Check out my online course Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor.

This class takes you from your first brush strokes and washes to creating beautiful finished paintings in a variety of subjects so you can learn to paint whatever you want! Or Learn to paint birds with my online course Texture Toolbox Feathers & Fowl!

You will learn to paint birds and feathers in this fun class.

Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!

Sleepy Puppy in Watercolor

Hi friends, today we are going to paint a loose watercolor of a snoozing puppy.

Watch the video and paint along! I added the photo of my dog to the video screen, let me know if that is helpful. Thanks!

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I hope this inspires you to paint your furry friends! 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!

Paint this relaxing mountain scene in watercolor (perfect for beginners too!)

Hi friends! Do you need to relax? We all do so here is a lovely peaceful watercolor tutorial. All you need is a few paints and a waterbrush (or round brush and cup of water) so gather your supplies and let’s get stated!

If you are a beginner I recommend you watch the tutorial through before you try and paint it that way you can anticipate the steps as you paint along. Seasoned painters can jump right in. I hope you like it! I want to note that the paper I am using is a very textured and inexpensive handmade watercolor paper from India. It’s 100% cotton and I think it is made from recycled materials. I came across it at Fiddleheads in Belfast and it was so cheap I had to give it a try and then order a pack when I realized how nice it was! The texture in the paper gives this simple painting a nice result.

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If you want more training on painting landscapes in watercolor please check out my online class “Watercolor Landscape Workshop” and you can save 50% through the end of the month by clicking this special discount link or by using the coupon code NOFOOLING at checkout (Regular price $79, with discount $39.50) OR take 50% off any other class this month by adding the coupon code NOFOOLING at checkout. Simply click “add coupon” on the checkout page and enter the coupon code to receive your discount. Offer ends 5/1/2020.

I hope you get the chance to relax and paint soon and til next time happy crafting!

Relax with this easy watercolor landscape

Hi friends! Today I have an easy beginner landscape for you. I painted this on a 5″x7″ piece of handmade watercolor paper. This painting would be ideal to paint on a watercolor greeting card or postcard to mail to a friend or family member.

This video was filmed early in February before the country shut down. keep that in mind if anything sounds weird.

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Mark your calendars! Tomorrow at 3pm ET I will be hosting another livestream. I’m aiming for weekly lives during the shutdown to visit with you and keep that connection we all need more than ever at this time. I will vary the times and topic of the stream, last week was watercolor painting, tomorrow will be scrapbooking/cardmaking. Even if you don’t do paper crafts I still urge you to join us at 3pm ET on YouTube as you can chat will fellow creatives in the live chat. It’s nice to get together when we can’t physically get together I think. I hope to see you then! Also, I am offering 50% off all classes in my teachable school for the month of April with coupon code: NOFOOLING. Below are links with the discount included. *If you don’t see a discount simply click “add coupon” at checkout and add the coupon code.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you for the livestream at 3pm ET tomorrow! Happy crafting!

Hey Little Bluebird!

Hi friends! Here is a lovely harbinger or spring for you to paint!

Play the video and paint with me!

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If you liked this tutorial and want to learn more about painting birds check out my online class Texture Toolbox: Feathers & Fowl. You will learn the skills to paint fluffy feathers as well as sleek birds. I’ll walk you through 4 paintings where you will learn so much about painting out feathered friends. Learn more or enroll today!That’s all for today! Happy crafting!

Pretty Cherry Blossom Watercolor Tutorial & I have a Signature Set!!!

Hi friends! Today we are going to paint a pretty lantern with cherry blossoms painting, think Spring!

You can watch the full real-time tutorial in the player below. Here is a pattern if you want to trace it.

Exciting news (for me anyway!!!) As you know I have been using Jerrys Artarama’s products for years, even before they sponsored any of my videos. A few months ago they asked me if I would like to create a signature line of products and I jumped at the chance! I just got word that the sets were available and you can find the my signature Lukas set here, you get a 24 set of Lukas 1862 watercolor, a set of vegan Mimik Squirrel brushes and a 9″x12″ block of Fabriano watercolor paper. I also have a signature set with Berlin water mixable oils and Turner watercolor paints if you want to check those out. I really love suggesting solid quality supplies that won’t break the bank!

I’ll do a proper release video soon to show you the new sets all new and sparkly but I was too excited not to mention it now! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sketchbook Sunday Sabrina Fan Art!

Hi friends! Today I am drawing a mixed media portrait of Sabrina Spellman (aka Sabrina Morningstar) from the Netflix show The Chilling Tales of Sabrina. This character is originally from the Archie comics and I absolutely love the new show!

Honestly, I’m not really happy with how this turned out but that’s life, sometimes you love your work and other times it’s meh. You always learn something though and often it is in the work we are not happy with that we learn the most. I hope you enjoy the time-lapse.

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40% off Any Class!

Want to take a class? Save 40% on any class in my online school now through Valentine’s Day with coupon code 40LOVE Click the orange “add coupon” on the checkout page and enter 40LOVE to get your discount! Offer good through 2/14/2020 OR click on one of the classes below to have the discount already applied:)

I think the best way to spend winter is by staying inside and painting! Maybe I’ll see you in one of my classes! I just realized that it’s Groundhogs Day and I think he predicts an early spring, I hope so but until them you can find me inside painting. How about you? Happy crafting!

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