Modern Mandala Painting

Painting a Mandala Today I thought it would be nice to do a mandala in watercolor and to talk a bit about what they are and why they bring so much into our lives, if we let them. Mandalas are traditional designs based on religious motifs which originate from the Buddhist and Hindu traditions and …

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Easy Relaxing Watercolor Doodles

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 …

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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.

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 …

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Autumn Tree with materials and leaves

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 …

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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.

watercolor painting of flowers with Viviva colorsheets and Kuretake waterbrushes in bright colors including Kuretake Starry Colors

Fun with Flowers

Looking for something really quick and easy for you to paint today, I created these simple, easy and colorful flowers.

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. …

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