Tag: step by step watercolor

Let’s Paint an Easy Christmas Card! Yes you can do this!!

Did you ever receive an original painting or drawing as a Christmas card? If you did, how did it make you feel? I bet it made you feel extremely special. Just knowing that the person who sent it to you didn’t grab a generic…

Let’s Paint an Easy Oak Leaf!

Yes, it will be easy. Yes, you CAN do this! So let’s get started and learn a simple way to paint an oak leaf using watercolors. But first, let me show you my palette so that you have the names of the colors. The…

Sketchbook Hiking: McClaughrey VIDEO

Do you want to go on a hike with me at McClaughrey Springs Woods? We’ll find some woodland wildflowers and after that, I’ll show you a real easy step-by-step watercolor sketch. I know you can do this one! I’ll give you techniques to take…

Let’s Paint Woodland Phlox!

One of my all-time favorite wildflower is the Woodland Phlox. In many photos you usually see this plant as a blue cluster, however the ones I see in the woods are purple not blue. Here is my reference photo:    Isn’t it a beauty? OK…

Let’s Paint a Spring Trail!

This is going to be a step-by-step demonstration on how to do a watercolor sketch. Sketches are quicker and looser than paintings. It’s great to make a sketch when you just want to get the main idea down without a ton of detail. You…

Let’s Paint Winter Woods!

About three years ago I went hiking at Bull Frog Lake, right before evening in January. I came upon a scene that made me pause for a moment and fall in love. Winter’s intense setting sun was casting long shadows from the trees in the woods….

Let’s Paint the Chickweed Moth!

Oh Boy! You’re really going to love this step by step watercolor painting of how to paint the male chickweed moth because it’s sooooo EASY! Don’t worry…I promise. Step 1: Make a rough sketch in pencil on 140lb. cold press watercolor paper. Step 2:…