Painting Challenge: Postcard Art

This week, our challenge is to share your art on a postcard with a friend, family member, or someone in the group to brighten their day.

Paint a postcard. 

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #PostcardArt

Deadline November 4, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

This is a simple challenge that will make someone’s day.

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to postcard size, and paint a simple scene.  It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, just find joy in painting it.   Your joy will be felt by the person who receives it.
  • If you’d like to send to someone in the group, include the country you’re willing to mail to in your post. Whoever comments and says they would love the postcard, you can get their address in private message.
  • If you don’t have varnish spray or wax medium to protect it, don’t worry about it.  I mail many postcards without varnish, and they go through the postal system okay.  Or you can put inside an envelope.
  • Remember, this isn’t a masterpiece.  You are sharing JOY.  That’s the goal.

There are many, many tutorials out there for simple, easy art you can do on a postcard.  Here’s a live tutorial I did with some simple ideas.


What is the prize?   

Our sponsor this week is Viviva Colors.
I recently bought a Viviva 100% cotton sketchbook.  It was very reasonably priced — and it’s 100% cotton!  It lays flat, which is helpful when painting plein air.   The paper is very textured, great for landscapes and using granulating paints.
One random winner will receive the Viviva Colors watercolor pan set and an A5 100% cotton sketchbook.  The cork palette is made from recycled wine corks.  I love that they recycle and reuse.
Viviva Colors also has free tutorials on their blog.
These are paintings I did in my Viviva sketchbook. #ad
From a Toni Burt tutorial.  For info on her online classes, click here.  She is easy to follow, detailed, simple instructions, and a confidence-builder!


If you have ideas to share for future challenges, please add your comment to the post –>add challenge recommendation

If you want to learn Procreate and create digital art, check out the Procreate for Beginners live class with Ksenia Annis coming up November 10-11, 2022.

Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #PostcardArt
  • Deadline November 4, 2022, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.
  • This painting challenge is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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