Let’s Paint an Orange Kitty – Watercolor

Today, we are going to paint an orange kitty using watercolors. Pretty simple, but the end might scare you. Don't let it! You can do this. I am using Hahnemühle's Leonardo 280 lbs matt watercolor paper, a heavy weight thick wonderful watercolor paper with much texture. In each frame I wanted to have a picture of … Continue reading Let’s Paint an Orange Kitty – Watercolor

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Let’s Paint a Hawk Feather!

While hiking I found the greatest feather ever! From tip to tip it is 13 inches...wow that's HUGE! So let's make a watercolor painting so we can remember this feather forever... Here is the reference photo. I had to tape the feather down because it wanted to lay on its side. Isn't it a beauty? … Continue reading Let’s Paint a Hawk Feather!

Let’s Paint the Blue Dasher Dragonfly!

Remember we saw the blue dasher at Papoose Lake a few weeks ago? Let's have a lot of fun by learning how to paint this dragonfly using watercolor paints... Here is our reference photo. Isn't he handsome? Step 1: Make a rough sketch on 140lb. hot press watercolor paper using graphite pencil. Step 2a: Wet … Continue reading Let’s Paint the Blue Dasher Dragonfly!

Let’s Paint the Crocus!

Oh Boy! Last fall I decided not to be lazy and plant some bulbs and my work just payed off... Ohhh, ahhhh!  I planted a variety of 12 bulbs; yellow, white, and purple. They make me so happy. It was such a relief to see come color pop out of the ground after a long … Continue reading Let’s Paint the Crocus!

Let’s Paint the Purple Coneflower!

Let's do what we love best in the whole world.....paint nature! Are you with me? Yeah! This demonstration is  a watercolor painting of a purple coneflower that I grew in my own backyard! Even though this is a summer flower with spring quickly approaching and buds staring to pop, I've been crazy about flowers lately. So … Continue reading Let’s Paint the Purple Coneflower!