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Painting Challenge: Lemons

When life give you lemons… paint them!   Painting challenge:  Lemons Include the hashtag #lemons in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 23, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a lemon Sponsored by Debbie Friis-Pettitt, Watercolors that Glow Entries must be posted in the Facebook group:…

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Water Media Demo – February 2024

    Here are some of the products I shared in the demo along with paintings/sketches made from them: Water soluble pencils:  Derwent Water soluble sketching pencils:  https://amzn.to/3P7kg2j           Stabilo All pencil:  https://amzn.to/4bxVIZT   Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencil (fat pencil, very intense color): https://amzn.to/3whDWK9   Caran D’ache Museum Aquarelle watercolor pencils: …

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Painting Challenge: Valentine’s Day

For this week’s challenge… get ready to immerse yourself in the world of love!   Paint hearts, roses, Valentine’s Day cards, any painting that captures the essence of love! Painting challenge:  Valentines Day Include the hashtag #valentines2024 in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 16, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here…

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Painting Challenge: City Life

For this week’s challenge… capture the essence of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers, and the lively energy that only a city can offer.  Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of commuters, the colorful cityscape at sunset, a sidewalk cafe, or the hidden corners of urban life, user your imagination and bring the spirit of the city to…

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Painting Challenge: Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the beauty and power of cascading water.  Whether you prefer a realistic approach or want to explore a more abstract interpretation, let the flowing water inspire you! Painting challenge:  Waterfalls Include the hashtag #waterfalls in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 2, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET …

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Painting Challenge: Quilts

During this time of year, I like to snuggle up with my favorite blanket.   So let’s paint quilts and blankets. Painting challenge:  Quilts Include the hashtag #quilts in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline January 26 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a blanket or quilt Entries…

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Painting Challenge: People at Work

This will stretch us to paint something a lot of us do not usually paint… people! For this week’s challenge, let’s paint people at work.   Please don’t stress about it, or overthink it.  Keep it simple. Painting challenge:  People at work Include the hashtag #peopleatwork in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.…

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Weekly challenge winners: 2024

Weekly Painting Challenge Winners 2024 February 2024 Challenge Announced Painting challenge link Sponsored by / prizes Winners 2 Feb  2024 Painting Challenge: City Life Toby Sketchloose – Course: Advancing Tone, Value, and Colours Christelle Rivelon 9 Feb 2024 Painting Challenge: Valentine’s Day Anna Mason – 6-month subscription Jill Tooley 16 Feb 2024 Painting Challenge: Lemons…

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Painting Challenge: Art Journey

This painting challenge is about your celebrating progress, no matter how big or small.  Let’s reflect on our watercolor journey and share one of your first paintings and a recent painting.  Even if you started painting last week, share your first and most recent.   Remember, every stroke of the brush is a step forward. Painting…

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Painting Challenge: 2023 Fav

As you look back on your paintings done in 2023… share your favorites. Painting challenge:  2023 Fav Include the hashtag #2023fav in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline January 5 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Share your favorite paintings of 2023 Entries must be posted in the…

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Helpful resources for new Facebook group members

Are you new to the Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group? Our purpose:  to create a global community for artists to come together, share their artwork, and provide support and encouragement to each other. The group aims to foster a positive and nurturing environment where artists can grow, learn, and inspire each other in…

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Painting Challenge: Seasonal Sips

It’s cold outside, so I am sipping hot tea from my favorite cup.   Paint your favorite drink for this time of year.  Coffee, hot tea, cocoa, wine,  whatever your favorite is. Painting challenge:  Seasonal Sips Include the hashtag #seasonalsips in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline December 29 , 11:59 pm…