FREE - Pine Cone in Watercolor for Beginners
Beginners Get Your Feet Wet With This Free Lesson!
Free fun lesson for beginners and more advanced painters - no painting experience or special materials needed.
1. No drawing needed. Trace the outline page onto your watercolor paper, using graphite paper. (You can make this yourself at home with nothing more than a pencil and paper - see the materials section for more.)
2. Follow the step by step written instructions for smooth sailing to a nice painting. The fun video demonstrates each step.
3. Don't forget to add some soft, blurry pine needles on wet paper at the end - they add a lot of dimension!
4. Or draw your own pine for a unique, original painting.
5. Wet washes always take on a life of their own, so making cards for the holidays can give you lots of guided practice - which is excellent practice in honing your watercolor painting skills.
Guided practice is excellent practice - so
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I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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Remember - painting improves your life. I think it's like meditation, in a way.