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Painting Challenge: Tiny Painting

It’s time to get out your extra strength reading glasses… and paint small.  Really small.  🙂 Paint a TINY painting.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #tinypainting Deadline May 27, 2022, 11:59 pm ET We’ve done this challenge before and it’s so fun to see…

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Painting Challenge: Glass

This week’s challenge was suggested by Chrissy Jennings.  Glass!   It could be a vase, wine glass, drinking glass, jars, anything made with glass. Paint glass.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #glasspainting Deadline May 20, 2022, 11:59 pm ET To see amazing watercolor paintings of…

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Painting Challenge: Food

When I asked my moderators about challenge ideas, Fi was hungry so she said FOOD!  So let’s show her some food! Paint food.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #foodpainting Deadline May 13, 2022, 11:59 pm ET Chips and salsa… one of my favorite snacks! …

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Painting Challenge: Urban Sketch

The weather is getting better… let’s grab our paints and go outside.   And share your world with the group! Paint an Urban Sketch.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #UrbanSketch Deadline May 6, 2022, 11:59 pm ET What is Urban Sketching?   Urban Sketching is drawing…

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Painting Challenge: Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day.   This week’s challenge is to show how you can help protect everyone’s home — EARTH.   There are many ways we can help save the earth:  reduce waste, recycle, repurpose, compost, plant trees and pollinator-friendly plants (helps the bees!), conserve water, buy used goods instead of new. Paint ways to save…

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Painting Challenge: World Art Day – Paint what inspires you

April 15 is recognized as World Art Day by the International Association of Art to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide.  It is celebrated on the birthdate of Leonardo da Vinci. Our Facebook group represents over 100 countries, all 7 continents.  (yes, we have a research scientist member in Antarctica!)   We are united by our…

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Painting leaves and water droplets

Painting leaves and water droplets. Here’s a one-hour tutorial on painting simple leaves.  I was joined by two inspiring artists, Ksenia Annis and Lenard Lai. I started with a simple leaf… added a water droplet… then moved on to Ksenia Annis painting a gorgeous maple leaf… and finished up with a Monstera leaf by Lenard…

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Painting Challenge: Whimsical Art

I’m sure most of the people in our Facebook group has seen Suzanne Watson‘s paintings of Duck and all his adventures (and misadventures!)  They are whimsical… adorable… and FUN! So this week’s challenge is to… Paint Whimsical Art.     Include the topic hashtag in your WB&B Facebook group post: #WhimsicalArt Deadline April 15, 2022, 11:59…

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Painting Challenge: Leaves

This week’s challenge was suggested by Monique Santhagens-De Vette. Flowers tend to get all the attention, but leaves are just as interesting.  Let’s have a week of painting leaves: a tree leaf, shrub leaf, any kind of leaf. Paint leaves.     Include the topic hashtag in your WB&B Facebook group post: #Leaves Deadline April 8,…

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Painting Challenge: Favorite Flower

Let’s fill the group with joyful, beautiful flowers.   What is your favorite flower? Paint your favorite flower.     Include the topic hashtag in your WB&B Facebook group post: #FavoriteFlower Deadline April 1, 2022, 11:59 pm ET The tulip has always been my favorite flower.  It was a lifelong dream of mine to see the tulips…

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Watercolor postcards for beginners!

  Learn to paint simple and HAPPY postcards!  If you can write the letter “U”, draw a simple boomerang, and scribble a “blob”, you can paint these happy postcards! We had an online zoom class today with some members of the Facebook group.  It was great to meet them!  It’s fun to paint with others. …