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March Watercolor Adventures

Who knew painting could give you an adrenaline rush?!

Painting clouds is a great way to practice wet in wet technique without the stress of them having to look like anything. I was first led to paint these clouds when I wanted to try out using tape to paint around light rays. (inspired by the findings I demonstrated here https://youtube.com/shorts/6SywWZDhnAs )

Watch what happens in https://youtu.be/g33u8ki4R8I to see how my first watercolor of clouds goes. (Not great) For my second try, I made lots of changes to my approach. I ditched the tape, used a new color mix, used a different paper, and held my mouth a different way. Watch that version unfold at https://youtu.be/PBEWexAtEBA

Come join my clouds challenge that goes through April 15th on my Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rachelswatercolorworkshop

Below are the free reference photo (my own photo) and line drawing

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In other news...

I'm working on a gallery level piece - here's progress so far


I've got two sessions up on Patreon at the $13+ level so be sure to join to watch the excitement unfold! I've never had more of an adrenaline rush than when I was painting her fur - it was all sensory systems on deck and SO exciting!


I just finished this black cat commission and did not expect to turn it into a tutorial, but because I was a bit on my toes (I painted this for another artist) I tried a lot of new approaches. This tutorial is choc full of experiments, held breath moments, and the best of my painting. It is available to my $5+ online students and includes dry brush, luscious wet cream consistency darks, abstract backgrounds created with tape, push technique for furry textures, and much more!

Join www.patreon.com/rachelsstudio to get in on all the fun watercolor adventures!

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