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PROJECTS OR EXERCISES THAT YOU CAN PAINT AT HOME

 

 

Some of the projects on the home page are not shown on this page... but are available.

If you do not see the project you desire , pay for one below then send an email to me and I will help you. There are over 40 projects available...

 

 


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When you purchase a packet (below)
you will receive a project (like the one above)
within two weeks.
Projects include list of materials,
full color figures, outline and directions.
(Exercises may not include an outline.)

   
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New!
Three Lil Turtles
Beginner to Intermediate
Learn how to paint water and the branch the turtles sit upon!



In process...
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New!
Ole Tractor Headlight
Beginning to Intermediate
This project is not as hard to paint as it looks! 


In process...
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Golden Light of the Desert
Beginning Level
This is an easy painting that shows you what to paint first, second and last. Easy Peasy!

Desert Scene - easy to paint!
In process...
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Giraffe
Beginning Level
This is a perfect project to learn the Flow Wet-into-Wet technique that I teach all beginners when they start my classes.

In process...

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On the Run
 
This one is good for intermediate to advanced painters - includes a technique where you snap a string full of paint onto the paper!
Galloping Horse

In process...
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Romping Baby Elephant
This one is good for intermediate to advanced painters - learn how to make shadows by using  swishing water over the wrinkles. 
Baby Elephant playing in the water
In process...
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Best Buddies: Dog Cuddles Cat
Intermediate to Advanced - Use a fountain brush to depict hair on this content pair of buddies. Learn how to use an Exacto knife to depict fur on a Terrier.

 

White Poinsettia Delights Hummingbird
Intermediate - Use the Touch-and-Seep method to paint the flower and Pixeling to depict the irodescence of humming bird
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Content Buddies Dog and Cat 

 

White Poinsettia Delights Hummingbird Project

 
 

 

Pansies in Thrown Paint
Beginning to Intermediate  -
Create a still life of flowers like these using splatter, spraying and swishing of watercolor!

 


Prickly Pear Cacti in Thrown Paint
Intermediate to Advanced -
Use color to bring an abstract of prickly pears, blossoms and paddles using splatter, spraying and swishing of watercolor!

 

ABSTRACT WATERCOLOR OF PANSIES 

 

Abstract of Prickly Pear Blossoms and Paddles

 
 

 

Valerie's English Garden

Intermediate- Very creative! Splash! Spatter! Squish! Let it dry then use negative painting to create the flowers.

 


 Alstromeria Flowers

Intermediate to Advanced - Closeup and dramatic! This project uses Valerie's known "Flow-Wet-Into-Wet" and "Touch and Seep" techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 


 Pink Magnolia

Easy - Has the most directions
Flow Wet-into-Wet method

 

Bleeding Heart Fushia 

Easy - Flow Wet-into-Wet method

 

Pink Magnolia Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver

  Bleeding Heart Fushia Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
 
 

 
Red Lily

Easy - Learn about shadows and mixing colors
 


Bearded Iris

Intermediate - Learn about mixing colors and creating depth

   Red Lily Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver  

Bearded Iris Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver

 


 


 

Prickly Pears in Glass

Intermediate - Advanced

Learn to paint glass and use a LOT of color!

 

 Fresh Blooms of Prickly Pear

Advanced - Learn how to make a dramatic background (Paint some of the easy ones first to learn how to paint flowers)

 

 Prickly Pears in Glass Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver

 

 Fresh Blooms of Prickly Pear Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver

 


 
 
   Red Hot Chili Peppers
Loose and Easy - Throw paint and find a composition
 

Abstract of Orange Tulips

Loose and Easy - Drip paint and learn how to find a composition

  Red Hot Chili Peppers Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver   Abstract of Orange Tulips Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
 
 
 

Eyes of the Tiger

Advanced - the trick is to paint one side of the tigers face, then the other!

 

Towering Saguaro

Intermediate - Good project to start after any of the easy ones, because you gain a lot of practice on make the paint flow

  Eyes of the Tiger Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver   Towering Saguaro Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
 
 



 

Humming Bird

Easy! Touch-and-Seep method

then add a pixeling technique

 

Cereus Awakening

Intermediate - Great after painting an easy project to learn the Flow Wet-into-Wet method on the flowers then learn how to make cactus thorns and a great sky!

  Humming Bird Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
  Cereus Awakening Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
 


 


 

 Moving Proud!

Advanced - Use a thickening paste to make wrinkles on the elephant before you paint them.

 

 Sacred Datura

Easy - White flowers reflect color!  Use the Flow Wet-into-Wet method on the flowers then add a dramatic background,

   Moving Proud! Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver

 
Sacred Datura Watercolor Painting by Valerie Toliver
 
 
 


 

1949 F1 Ford Truck

Easy - Intermediate

Flow Wet-into-Wet method for shine and chrome

 

 Exercise: Drawing & Painting Rocks

Intermediate - Hard

Rocks are HARD to paint!

In this EXERCISE, you scribble like a kid and come up with a composition that turns into rocks!

  T-1946 Ford F1 Truck
  Exercise: Drawing and Painting Rocks by Valerie Toliver