Painting Challenge: Gems

For this week’s challenge, we invite you to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of sparkly diamonds and gemstones.

Painting challenge:  Gems 

Include the hashtag #gems in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline September 8, 2023, 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint a gemstone:  diamond, sapphire, amethyst, quartz, aquamarine, amber, ruby, emerald, any gemstone!
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #gems 
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline September 8, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced September 10, 2023
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

Here is a beautiful Amethyst, painted by Laura Binkley Berg from an Anna Mason tutorial.  So sparkly!


To see progress photos of the Hope Diamond watercolor painting:

What is the prize?   

This week’s challenge is sponsored by a member in the group, Cathy PF, who along with her sister Chris, makes lovely sparkly things (jewelry and scarves).  Check out all the beautiful items on her Etsy store:  For 10% discount, use code “Sister scarf”.
One random winner will receive a lovely hand-painted scarf and sparkly earrings.  And I will include a mini palette of sparkly paints!  All things bling! 

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