A Fall Themed Still Life

Hi friends! Wow, it is so gorgeous outside! We have unseasonably warm weather and the trees are all shades of red, green, gold and orange contrasted with bright cerulean blue skies! It’s a great time to live in Maine (do me a favor and remind me of this in January, OK.) I was keen to do some fall decorating so I bought some gourds and pumpkins and I thought I would do a simple still life for you!

And here is the photo I snapped.

Just to be clear, simple doesn’t mean fast LOL! This is a longer video but I didn’t want to skimp on technique or cut out portions that would be useful. I have had a lot of viewers ask about how I would paint a white object so I wanted to how that as well.

Supplies:

One more note, my YouTube tutorials have outpaced my blog posts so if you are looking for something new I have a couple new cardmaking tutorials up on YouTube that haven’t been posted here yet. I didn’t want anyone to miss out:) Happy crafting!

This Misty Forest is a Fan Favorite on YouTube!

Hi friends! I have got more comments on this tutorial than any in recent memory!

It’s easy to paint too! I hope you give it a try:)

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That’s all for today! Happy crafting!

I knew I was forgetting something…

Hi friends! If you were waiting with bated breath for the real-time version of this project to be up in Critique Club it is up now! I usually post it the Saturday before it’s due but it completely slipped my mind.

And if you prefer the time lapse version, here it is!

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Just a Reminder…

You have a week left to save 50% on my Watercolor Glass Class! *Use coupon code SHINE is the discount doesn’t appear automatically. Offer good through August 2020.

That’s all for today, we went hiking by the coast today and the salt air and exercise wiped me out. I’ll sleep well tonight! Till next time happy crafting!

A Fast & Easy Water Lily Watercolor!

Hi friends! Let’s relax, unwind and paint a quick loose watercolor!

Watch the video and follow along!

Supplies:

  • My travel palette is the portable painter classic
  • Colors for this project: Quin Rose, Ultramarine, Cobalt teal, Serpentine, Hookers green, Burnt sienna, gamboge (I keep warm/cool versions of each primary plus yellow ocher, BS and Diox Violet and cobalt Turquoise/teal in my palette, but you can put in whatever you prefer)
  • Mimik #12 round (on Amazon the best deal is this set as costs $20 on its own)

If you liked this lesson then you will love my Watercolor Flower Workshop! It’s loaded with tons of loose floral tutorials that you can combine for infinite bouquets, wreaths and swags. Click here for more info!

Just a heads up, I will be having a live-stream tomorrow at 12:30pm Eastern Time. We will be painting an old fashioned railroad lantern perfume bottle in watercolor. I’ll have an exciting announcement too! Here is the link to the location on YouTube in case you want to set a reminder! Happy crafting!

Watercolor Mouse on Berries

Hi friends! I had high hopes for this painting but to be honest I wasn’t 100% happy with it when I was done. That’s how it goes sometimes and that’s OK. Don’t expect every painting to be a masterpiece, that’s unrealistic. Try new things and explore the medium! I hope you enjoy!

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That’s all for today! Happy crafting!

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!

Supplies:

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!

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