One example of using the mandala template in this article.

New Watercolor Mandala Template

I know some of you enjoy using the templates I create for my Watercolor Prayer/Meditation Mandala Mini-Retreats. I created a new one that was very popular at the last mini-retreat, so I decided to share it with you here. This one has some larger open areas for you to add shapes, lettering or images of […]
Mandalas (almost) finished. Aren't they gorgeous?

Out of the Nest!

My fall group classes are winding down, but I had to share a little taste with you. I am SO BAD about remembering to take photos during class, but I did manage to snag a few from one of my Watercolor Jumpstart classes and from the most recent Watercolor Mandala mini-retreat. (Apologies to the classes […]
"Dragonfly in Magenta with Pink", mixed watermedia paper mounted on cradled board by Lynne Baur, 10x10", $125

Dragonflies Fall 2015

For those who haven’t already seen them or live too far away (Mom!), here are thirteen new dragonflies for fall. The first 8 (16×16″ and 16×20″ sizes are on display now through January 10, 2016 at Hudson Hospital in the newly remodeled hospital cafe, and you are all cordially invited to an artist reception at […]
Bowl and lemons demo painting.

Another New Watercolor Jumpstart Video—Bowl and Lemons

Here’s another little project from the Watercolor Jumpstart class. The main purpose of this exercise is to practice connecting “things” into larger shapes using washes that connect several shapes into one larger shape even when the shapes are different colors! In this activity, we practice painting one large wash over the entire silhouette of the […]
kayak demo

New Beginning Watercolor Videos–Intro to Washes and Glazing

I’ve added a few new videos to the Watercolor Jumpstart Series. To make it easier to find them later, they’re also available on the new “How-To Videos” page, which you can find in the menu bar at the top of my website, and on the Watercolor Jumpstart class page under the “Classes” link in the […]
Hummingbird watercolor brush drawing

Watercolor How-To Videos

To make it easier for you to find my various how-to videos and other how-to information, I’ve collected the videos in this post, and added a “How-to” link to the top menu of my website where you can find how-to articles on topics such as caring for your watercolor brushes, presenting your watercolors without glass […]
Color swatching for the series I'm working on.

Colorful Thoughts

Having recently accepted an invitation to fill a last-minute gap in the show calendar at Hudson Hospital, I’m in the “final countdown” phase of prepping for a show. No matter how diligent and organized I am, I seem to always require a final frenzy of activity to bring everything together in the last 3-4 weeks […]