As the chilly days start to bring a fall feeling to our paintings, I thought it would be nice to paint some warm-toned little birds to give us a cheery glow this October! This little painting is really a warm up as much as anything and is ideal for trying out a new palette of…
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Chickadees and Pumpkins – in the mood for fall
Chickadees and Pumpkins – in the mood for fall! Today we are going to paint birds, leaves, seeds and pumpkins! Let’s choose a subtle palette and get started! If you would like the sketch for this painting you can download it free of charge here: I decided I wanted a slightly more muted palette for…
Halloween in the Forest with Jack o’Lantern
To celebrate one of the best holidays of the year, I decided to make a tutorial on how to paint a Halloween in the Forest jack o’lantern landscape! Ideal to do with the kids or grandkids and to bring a touch of seasonal cheer into your house this Halloween. It could be adapted to make…
Watercolor Autumn Leaves, Seedheads and Berries – paint your own Fall home decor
Watercolor Autumn Leaves, Seedheads and Berries are a popular theme this time of year, and always fun to paint. Sometimes spontaneity takes a bit of forward planning! For this painting, which I wanted to be as free and easy as possible, I created a background beforehand.
Paint a Loose Sunflower, Bird and Bee
Late summer and the sunflowers are at their best – at least for the birds! Finches galore are feasting on the seeds to fatten themselves up for the winter! Let’s celebrate the fall season of riches with a beautiful sunny painting of a ripe sunflower, greenfinch and bumble bee! You can download the sketch for…
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.
Robin Redbreast for Christmas Cards
Christmas is always just around the corner for some of us. Preparations can begin immediately after the summer holidays, and why not, if one of the things you love to do is paint your own holiday greetings cards. Nothing says “I love you” better than a handmade gift or card, so why not get started…
Red Cardinals and Red Breasts in Watercolor
Warming up to the holidays what could be better than a loose watercolor painting of pairs of Red Cardinals and Red Breasts (otherwise known as Robins!) Watch the video below to see a step by step real time tutorial showing you how I painted these little birds. I used a sheet of Clairefontaine Etival watercolor…
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.
Fun with Flowers
Looking for something really quick and easy for you to paint today, I created these simple, easy and colorful flowers.
Cute and Easy Little Watercolor Birds
We all love birds and painting them brings great pleasure, but sometimes they seem so difficult to capture the essence of and end up heavy and dull. Here’s a way to paint cute and easy little watercolor birds as light and airy as they really are, with minimum time and fuss. Watch this video and…