Tips for planning a manageable painting/postcard and coping with a complex subject when sketching on location.
A simple dragonfly postcard, suitable for all experience levels.
A watercolor postcard of lighted Christmas trees at night on a snowy slope.
Paint a hummingbird using basic brushmarks.
Paint a dragonfly using basic brush marks.
Paint a bumblebee on a coneflower using basic brushstrokes.
Painting a cloudy winter sunrise scene in watercolor . Shows how to suggest different cloud layers in the sky by layering (glazing) in your painting.
A simple still life of a glass bowl and lemons in watercolor. In this project you’ll practice laying a multi-colored wash connecting several “objects” into one large shape, and then defining the individual objects with smaller washes along their shared edges.
How to paint a kayaker paddling near a cliff in watercolor. Another simple monochrome “silhouette” painting using the skills learned in the Project 4 section of Watercolor Jumpstart.
Fun and easy halloween postcard with a sense of glowing light.
An introduction to painting glass in watercolor, and a bit more practice with negative painting and soft-edged shadows to show “white” objects.
Learn how to create the effect of big waves crashing against rocks, and also an easy way to add small figures to your postcards for scale and interest (no drawing ability required!).