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Painting Challenge: Holiday Art

December is a month with many holiday celebrations:  Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Boxing Day, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Omisoka, New Year’s Eve.  So it should be no surprise that our next challenge is to… Paint holiday art.  Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #holidayart Deadline December 2, 2022,…

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Sponsor Appreciation

Let’s take a moment to thank all the sponsors we’ve had this year.    They have given so much to this group:  online classes, free demos, art supplies, and encouragement. And thanks to everyone who uses our affiliate links.   We have had a painting challenge, with a prize, every week in 2020, 2021, and every…

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Holiday Tutorials – FREE!

Here is a collection of FREE —and most are beginner-friendly — holiday-themed tutorials.   You may want to paint holiday cards, or paint these as gifts. Most of these are from sponsors of the group.                 https://youtu.be/435rIsb-5Nc       Do you want to help support Watercolor – Beginners…

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Painting Challenge: Imaginary Creatures

This week, we will be looking inside our imagination to… Paint imaginary creatures.  Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #imaginarycreatures Deadline November 25, 2022, 11:59 pm ET What is an imaginary creature? It is any creature that is not real, something created from imagination. Here is a…

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Painting Challenge: Shadows

Graham Berry is our awesome sponsor and has suggested this week’s painting challenge. Paint shadows.  Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #shadows Deadline November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm ET Shadows give depth and form to your art.   There are two types of shadows:  form shadows – the…

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Painting Challenge: Poppies

In honor of November 11 (Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day), let’s fill the group with poppies. Paint poppies.  Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #poppies Deadline November 11, 2022, 11:59 pm ET     World War I formally ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh…

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Painting Challenge: Halloween

This is a special Halloween challenge.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 2, 2022. Paint Halloween things!  Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #halloween2022 Deadline November 1, 2022, 11:59 pm ET Pumpkins, ghouls, fun Halloween art… I’m sure Brian Riker has a LOT of Halloween art… …

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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…

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20% Discount: The Devon Artist, Wildlife Tutorials

From our recent Wildlife challenge, Paul Hopkinson, The Devon Artist, created a 20% discount code for our group for a 1 month, 6 month, or annual subscription. I painted one of his free tutorials – the cute robin below, and signed up immediately.   He gives very detailed instructions, step by step.  He has over 130…

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Painting Challenge: International Artist Day 2022

To recognize International Artist Day (October 25), this week’s challenge is to post art you created, any type of art: painting, drawing, digital art, photograph, song you wrote, sculpture, poem you wrote… any art that you created. Share your ART!  You may still enter the challenge with any of your watercolor paintings, of course.  This…

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10% Discount: Jackman’s Art Supply

I have recently discovered  Jackman’s Art Materials and love their paint! Here are paintings I did using the cool and warm primaries set. The paints are highly pigmented, dreamy, blend so well.  And they are cadmium-free. Jackman’s Art Materials has offered a discount code of 10% for their entire catalogue.  To look at all of…

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Digital Art – Procreate for Beginners with Ksenia Annis

Developing the initial study for your artwork can be easier using digital art.   My art journey began on my iPad.  My goal was to learn Procreate, but it looked too complex to me.  I am so excited that Ksenia Annis, our long-time sponsor, is conducting a live class — Procreate for Beginners. When is the…