Painting Challenge: Mushrooms

Why are mushrooms so special?  Not only are they a key player in our ecosystem, they also boast an incredible diversity of shapes, colors, and textures.  From the whimsical and delicate to the bold and mysterious, mushrooms offer endless inspiration for artists.

Painting challenge:  Mushrooms

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

Deadline December 1, 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint mushrooms
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #mushrooms
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline December 1, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced December 3, 2023
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

Painting by Jennifer Elaine.

What is the prize?   

Our sponsor this week is Kendra Dixson.   One random winner will receive:

This course starts right at the beginning of how to paint basic washes and then builds upon them until each one becomes a mini painting of its own.  Go from learning how to mix water into your paint to painting misty mountains, clouds, skies, trees, water and more.

Gain a solid foundation in watercolours and learn how to overcome and avoid common struggles that beginners normally encounter. This course makes watercolour easy and fun.

You will receive instant access to all of the video instruction as well as detailed step by step notes with pictures, and a bonus extended library with videos to help you get set up.
If you would like to purchase this course, it is 60% off until Monday, November 27.  Click here to sign up.

Upon completion of this course, you will have learned how to:

  • steer clear of muddy washes
  • avoid unwanted streaks and backruns
  • mix the right amount of water into your paint
  • add details without overworking
  • keep the light
  • control your brush
  • erase an accidental splatter
  • make a smooth and blended wash on wet or dry paper
  • create gradients in a variety of ways
  • experiment with different textures
  • paint clouds, trees, and grasses
  • create mist, reflections and sparkles on water

Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.

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