OCEAN THEMED EDITION- Learn Seaside Watercolor Painting, Amanda Tye Art, Ocean Eats

Ocean Themed Watercolor Tutorial

I've been working on this class most of the summer. It seems like it took forever, but I think part of the reason is that I didn't want to stop painting ocean themed projects. I felt as though I was back at the beach with the sound of the waves crashing, the feel of the sand beneath my feet, and the sun dancing on the water like 1 million little diamonds. Yup...  it was super addicting!


If you love an ocean experience like me, you'll get a ton of enjoyment out of this one. The class went live this week, and I'm super happy with the result. I ended up with projects that range from beginner, intermediate, to advanced. That way there is something for everyone.  There are six different projects that feature a clean and simple look, textured backgrounds and also a full seascape. So there is lots of technique, color, and fun sea creatures like starfish, seahorse and jellyfish as you'll see in the video. Want to create your very own ocean themed project? Grab your paints and I'll see you at Watercolor Treasures of the Sea



Spot-On Artist- Amanda Tye

Our featured artist of the week is Amanda Tye from Sydney, Australia. I am very taken with her gorgeous and ethereal seascapes.  There is a simplicity to them that captures the serenity of the ocean.   I love that they are large and vast, yet not visually overstimulating. There is a boldness but also a softness to her work that is soothing but uplifting.  Last year, Amanda was selected to take part in a group mural painting project on the beach. She painted live in front of the public along with the other artists.  What an amazing concept! To see more, check out Amanda's website, Instagram and Facebook.  




Under the Sea Graham Crackers

This one is for those of us who like to play with our food. Why do some people think food has to be serious??? Bor-Ring!  I say let's lift the veil of expectations and let the creativity run wild.  Under the Sea Graham Crackers are a perfect example of bringing art and food together. It's a simple recipe  that puts out some mega fun.  Check out this blog post and don't forget to click on the video while you are there to see just how easy it is. A seascape on my graham crackers??? I'm totally on it. 

Chris V