Join me for a morning in my studio as I explore doodling with flowers, leaves and trees and using experimental and easy techniques every watercolor artist needs to learn. Create backgrounds and floral designs that have that little bit of extra organic oomph. Let’s get started! How to Create Easy Relaxing Watercolor Doodles from my…
The First Snowman to the Party – Snowman Christmas Card
Started getting ready for Christmas yet? If you plan to paint your own Christmas cards this year, you can’t start too soon, as all the other jobs quickly pile up and push painting into the background. So here’s my first card of the season for you to make! I did a video of a similar…
Paint Whimsical Red Squirrels with me
A quick walk around the meadow this afternoon brought forth a small haul of mushrooms, nuts and berries, enough to turn my thoughts to squirrelly ones. So as well as squirrelling away blackberries and hazelnuts, we thought a couple of hungry little Squirrel Nutkin characters would be just right for Whimsical Watercolor Wednesday! These little…
Easy Peasy Autumn Leaf Bookmarks in Watercolor – cute little gift idea – beginners step by step tutorial
If you’re looking for something really quick and easy to paint, with no stress or anxiety, try these little bookmarks. You only need a scrap of paper, one brush and a few odds and ends of paint to while away an hour or two creating something pretty. Why not give it a try today?
Painting Chickadees and Oak Leaves in Watercolor
Everyone loves a chickadee, so here are six of them to paint! Perched in a row on a branch of autumnal colored oak and acorns, they are a cute family group just thinking about settling down for the night.
Five Ways to Paint a Hummingbird in Watercolor
About once a month I get the urge to paint a hummingbird. I’m going to show you how I painted the last five I have done, all of which are very different one from the other. So let’s look at Five Ways to Paint a Hummingbird in Watercolor. In general, a bird is easiest and…
Painting Trees in Watercolor
by Diane Antone I have been painting trees in watercolor for many years. It has been an almost lifelong passion of mine, but the roots (excuse the pun) go back to around 1987 when I started to pick up my childhood hobby again after a considerable break while I had a young family. At that…
How to Paint an Autumn Tree
There are as many ways of rendering a tree as there are trees in a forest. In today’s video I decided to go for a really loose wash to indicate the bronzing foliage of September, and then drew the trunk and branches with a Staedtler Noris Aquarell black pencil. This gives a very realistic impression…
Swallows and Seedheads in Blue and Gold
Swallows and Seedheads in Blue and Gold ink and paint are a striking image for the end of summer in the northern hemisphere, when the swallows depart to return home to North Africa, and the flowers turn to seeds in preparation for the dormancy of winter.
Sketching Seeds and Grasses
Seeds and their cases and pods are hugely varied and fascinating subjects to draw and paint.
Fun with Flowers
Looking for something really quick and easy for you to paint today, I created these simple, easy and colorful flowers.
Creative Doodling Butterflies and Flowers with Glass Pen, Ink & Wash – Relaxed Tutorial for Everyone
You never know what will happen when you pick up a pen or a brush! Follow my art process today as I look for a project, sketch and paint a concept and finally ink and wash with surprising results! Let’s go!
Super Fun Birds on a Bird Table – Easy Stepwise Tutorial for Everyone – Watercolor, Glass Pen & Ink
Feeding frenzy continues at the birdtables as autumn approaches and the birds try to build up their fat reserves for the winter! All sorts flock around the sunflower seeds and peanuts, creating a delightful picture for us to recreate together. Easy for all, challenging for some of us who want to go for more detail….