Each month we have a challenge on Facebook for members of the Diane Antone Studio Members Group, to provide you with daily inspiration and motivation so that you don’t ever have to get stuck wondering what to paint! The private Members Group on Facebook is specially for everyone who is either a member of our YouTube Membership or a supporter on our Patreon. As a Member you can look forward to receiving daily prompts wherever you prefer (we post them to YouTube, Patreon and Facebook) and when you’ve done your paintings you can post them on the private Facebook group to share with lots of friendly like-minded watercolor fans.
Once the month has finished, we post the challenges here on our website for anyone to see and follow, or for members to revisit in the future!
This month’s daily prompts are short videos from my YouTube channel, and the challenge is to watch the short and then paint another subject in a similar style.
As always, the challenge is to paint something – anything – every day, so don’t be tempted to be too ambitious and then run out of time! I suggest mini-projects that need only take ten minutes and can be done on scrap paper with whatever medium you fancy or which comes to hand – paint, coloured pencils, ink, markers, whatever you prefer.
#nowpaintthis challenge March 2023
Watch this #short of Spatter Flowers
Now Paint a Spatter TREE!
Watch this #short of Cute Watercolor Birds (for beginners)
Now paint Cute CATS in this style sitting in a Tree Branch!
Watch this #short of a Loose Watercolor Sunset over Ocean
Now paint your version of a sunset over a LAKE in this style
Watch this #paintabirdaday #short of an Owl
Now paint your favorite bird in this style!
Watch this #short of Rainbow Flower Bookmarks
Now paint a wet in wet rainbow with your choice of doodles!
Watch this #short of Loose Spatter Dragonflies
Now paint a page of loose spatter BUTTERFLIES
Watch this #short of a vibrant Sea Turtle
Now paint any aquatic animal in this style!
Watch this #short of Wet in Wet Fall Flowers
Now paint Spring Flowers using this technique!
Watch this #paintabirdaday #short of a Cute Bird
Now paint YOUR Bird for the Day!
Watch this #short of a Funky Landscape
Now paint where you live in this style!
Watch this #short about making my House Plants POP
Now set up and paint a row of your own houseplants.
Watch this #short of Stress busting Circles!
Now paint your own page of wild circles!
Watch this #short of Wet in Wet Pansies
Now find a flower and paint it using this technique!
Watch this #short of Warm Winter Leaf Doodles
Now paint a page of Spring leaves in fresh colors!
Watch this #short of a doodled page of Dragonflies
Now paint a page of Butterflies for your Reverse Coloring book!
Watch this #paintabirdaday #short of a Sassy Bird with Doodles
Now paint an animal of your choice with DOODLES
Watch this #short of a flock of Whimsical Sheep
Now paint and doodle a sheep of your own!
Watch this #short of a vase of Pastel Flowers
Now paint a vase of Vibrant Spring Flowers!
Watch this #short of abstract Horizontal Lines
Now pick five favorite colors that go together and paint Vertical Lines!
Watch this #short of a sketching and painting a Chicken
Now sketch and paint a chicken in a different pose!
(You might find this 2 minute video helpful – https://youtu.be/IksbAUHMnh4)
Watch this #short of wet in wet Tulips
Now paint tulips in the same way – and then give them some leaves!
Watch this #short of painting Poppies in a Minute
Now paint golden California poppies in the same way!
Watch this #short of Five Quick Watercolor Bird Ideas
Now paint five quick watercolor Fish in the same way!
Watch this #short of Color Mixing Swatches and Doodles
Now paint a page of circles, using color mixes you’ve never tried before!
Watch this #short of Spatter Painted Wisteria
Now paint your favorite plant or tree with trailing flowers!
Watch this #short of a cute Teddy Bear
Now paint your (or your children’s or grandchildren’s) favorite bear!
Watch this #short of painting flowers from dots
Now paint some flowers like this in a color to suit your mood!
Watch this #short of painting Cute Watercolor Cats
Now paint a cat like this, but don’t use any of the same colors
Watch this #short of painting an Easter Bunny with an Egg
Now paint your own bunny and give him or her some flowers!
(Here’s the sketch of the rabbit: https://dianeantone.com/product/easter-bunny-and-egg-sketch/)
Watch this #short of painting a View through a Window Frame
Now paint what you can see through your window – or what you wish you could see!
Watch this #short of sketching and coloring a page of Leaves and Flowers.
Now draw and paint a page like this but make the flowers the stars of the show!