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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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!

Twas the Day After Christmas…

Hi friends! The day after Christmas is a day of guilt free laziness for me. I won’t feel bad lounging around and reading or catching a Doctor Who marathon on TV. I can ignore the Christmas aftermath mess and not apologize about the state of our house should anyone drop by. I hope you are enjoying the season and you take some time to recharge during the next few days. Perhaps by doing a bit of painting.

I painted this yummy looking pudding on Christmas Eve. I like to have a creative break when things are hectic and this small painting was the just the thing. There is an old saying about meditation that I think applies to creating as well “If you have the time [meditate] for 20 minutes a day, if you don’t have the time you should do it for an hour a day.” I love that! Give yourself permission to do what brings you joy so you can be a more joyful person to those around you.

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That’s all for today! I have a book to get back too! I received the book I was most hoping to get (The Testaments from Margaret Atwood) and I am enjoying it so much. At this rate I will finish it an a couple of days and I am trying to savor it! If you have any book recommendations please let me know in the comments. Happy painting!

Let’s Paint a Pinecone & Berries!

Howdy friends! Last week I created this marker illustration:

I shared it on Instagram and I had many people asking for a tutorial. I have to admit that it took quite a long time to create, this 8″x 8″ drawing took about 2 hours and marker work is very relaxing but can also be kinda repetitive and dull for a real time tutorial so I decided I would do a looser one in watercolor. Since I used my original drawing as my reference you can look at that as you work if you like:)

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I hope you enjoy this relaxing project and til next time happy painting!

PS Want more Christmas Cards and Gift tags to paint? Try my Hand-painted Holiday class! Learn more here.

Let’s Take is Easy and Paint a Simple Watercolor Christmas Card!

Hi friends! Each year I like to make kissing balls to hang on my porch. As I await for the floral foam to be delivered (I usually get the wet floral foam disks at Dollar Tree but they were out! I have a tutorial here if you are interested) I thought I might as well paint a simple one from memory. I painted this on a watercolor greeting card but it would work well small on a gift tag too. If you want more watercolor card and tag ideas for Christmas check out my Hand-painted Holiday online mini class! Now, onto the video!

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Today is such a gorgeous day, I just got back from walking the dog and it is so bright and sunny so I think we will get the porch decorated (except for the kissing balls) while the weather is nice. We managed to get the tree up and inside of the house decorated on Tuesday while everyone was snowed in so it is looking pretty festive around here! I hope you are having a great day and til next time happy painting!

Cedar Waxwing in Watercolor!

Hi there! Today I have a long watercolor tutorial that I hope you will like.

I also wanted to remind you of the Launch month special on my new course Hand-painted Holiday. It’s 50% off through the end of November so you can get a deal and have time to hand paint some Christmas tags and greeting cards. Learn more here and use the coupon code XMASTREAT if the discount doesn’t show up already.

On to today’s video!

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I hope you have some time to paint this weekend! Happy painting!

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