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NEW and Coming Soon: Extra-Long Compilation Videos and Ad-Free Videos!

We recently tried out a new format on YouTube – bundles of themed tutorials compiled into a single extra-long video without any interruptions from ‘intros’ and ‘outros’. Our idea was that these videos could keep you company and provide inspiration – whether you watch during a painting session or while you’re cooking, cleaning or crocheting! …

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Why Pay More for your Paint?

Cheapskate or Paint Smart? My world of watercolor has changed. Not long ago I thought I had a grip on what watercolors were. The major brands like Winsor & Newton and Schmincke were familiar to me and had been the staple of my palette for more years than I care to remember. I felt I …

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Painting with Viviva Colorsheets

The new autumn/fall Viviva Colorsheets have arrived! I received my folder yesterday with the 16 colors they suggest are perfect for painting autumn subjects. I always like to paint in autumn colors when the trees start to turn golden brown, pumpkins are ripening in the fields and there is a general sense of warm honey-tinged …

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Are you a paint junkie?

I have too many materials. Too many paints to expect to ever be able to use them all up. And I don’t think I have anywhere near as many paints as many people if the studios I’ve seen online on YouTube are anything to go by. I sometimes wonder why I and others are seemingly …

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Inspired by Nature

This video has loads of tips for how to paint loose wet in wet watercolor flowers and leaves easily, some of them even might be unique! Plus great discussion of the difference between cellulose and cotton watercolor paper and why you need both! Gathering a handful of dried and living plants from a stone wall …

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Tranquil Creativity

Come with me on a creative journey exploring intuitive art doodles over your watercolors in this uplifting and comforting color immersion tutorial. As in most of my other videos, we will use calming and artistic techniques to lift your spirits and fill your life with positive joy. We are all constantly navigating through challenging emotions …

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Exploring Intuitive Art

Welcome to my watercolor and doodling tutorial, where I’ll be sharing with you how I use these artistic techniques to lift myself out of sadness and bring some joy and positivity into my life. I’ve always found that creativity is a powerful tool for improving my mental health and helping me overcome difficult emotions, and …

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Loose Watercolor Sunflowers

Today and for any skill level, let’s capture the essence of sunflowers with their bright yellow petals and captivating shapes in this easy loose, intuitive calligraphy style with watercolor bringing them alive. Plus a new way to paint a background that will inspire you to experiment and play with your colors in creative ways. So …

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Watercolor Brush Sketching Explained

Watercolor brush sketching is a technique I’ve recently developed that involves creating quick, spontaneous, and expressive artworks using watercolors and brush pens of various types. It captures the essence and impression of a subject with loose brushwork and powerful line work. It’s minimal but strong on detail, and focuses on capturing the overall mood or …

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Painting the French Ambiance

As you know, I am lucky enough to live in France, in Brittany in the far west of the country. So here is a little painting which reflects the mood or ambiance of France, plus some whimsical touches which reflect how I would like to see the country looking at its best! Capture the mood …

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Sea Biscuit Meditation

I found this Sea Biscuit on the beach in the Bahamas years ago and have carefully kept it with my collection of found shells. I didn’t know it was called a Sea Biscuit and thought it was a Sand Dollar, but they are actually quite similar. I decided to paint a meditative painting of them, …

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Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly

The lavender in our garden is in full flower at the moment and looking lovely. So here is a very quick idea for a couple of lavender themed bookmarks that you might like to add to your repertoire. It’s easy to give them your own personal twist by varying the colors and the supporting cast …

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If I jump, will I fly?

Painting without a plan has something in common with bungee jumping. Although you know it probably won’t hurt and could be exciting, you’re still pretty nervous about stepping off the edge and letting gravity do its work. There are days when I know exactly what I’m going to paint. Tomorrow for example I know I’m …

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