Watercolor Painting Video - Owl Gets a Gift

Hi guys! How you be?  It is officially summer and I am LOVING it.  The 100 Day Project is going well, today marks day 67!  Creating consistently, no matter what, has been eye opening.  The weekends are definitely the hardest to finagle with two littles, swim classes and just stuff.  

I may do a post on how doing a daily challenge/project like this has made an impact with me overall.  Would you be interested in that?  I posted a new video showing how I painted Day 47, an owl getting a gift.  I have other watercolor painting posts here and here.  Let me know what else you would like to see on my channel, here on the blog or paintings/products.  Are you painting with watercolor and having any issues? Talk to me.

Oh and one more thing, my super talented and kind friend Christie is having her first art auction on Facebook this weekend starting Saturday June 25!  I can't wait to see all of her artwork sell out like I know it will, beautiful pieces in watercolor, oil or acrylic.  Just search "Christie Drahnak Art" on FB, like her page and you will see all the details.

Have a great weekend!

DIY Watercolor Palettes

I used to have a dream that I would paint at my painting desk with a huge portable palette everyday.  I would only paint in the best daylight, I would play music as loudly or softly as I liked and all would be wonderful in the world.
However, this is not the case yet with being a busy mama with pockets of creative time here and there so I need to be more mobile and my paints need to be more compact.  This was not easy to do.  I had to back away from my palette with nearly 30 paints and downsize to 16! Gasp.  

This turned out to be the best thing I'd ever done.  I chose colors that spoke to me and finally put paint in my Holbein metal palette.  I love it so much.  There is enough room to make my washes (I don't wipe my dirty wells down, just mix in the leftover paint) and it is super small at 3"x6".  I also followed the instructions on this pinned Altoid palette post and it's handy as well.  I only have 9 colors in this one but they are colors that I don't have in my Holbein.  I don't use it as much but it was fun to make and I love knowing I have more colors around if I want to use them.  

Check out the supplies I use and dream supplies I want to use as well.  This is my watercolor board on Pinterest.