Simply Jessica Marie

Creative designs for a lovely life

Lemon Yellow | Color Cocktails Watercolor Tutorial Series

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Lemons always remind me of Positano, Italy - which is where my mom's side of the family is from, and where Zack and I honeymooned. They grow the largest most delicious lemons there, hence - limoncello!

The thought and sight of lemons is really cheerful and welcoming to me. As we get into the color psychology portion of this video you'll learn why, and determine how to best use this color throughout your paintings! Hint hint: it's also my favorite color to use for blonde hair!

How to paint watercolor lemons! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

 

Want to learn watercolor alongside over 500 sweet budding artist friends? We'd love to have you!! Each Friday, I'll be teaching a 15-20 minute watercolor video tutorial. In the lessons, I cover how to mix a unique color (no typical color wheel colors here!), a bit of the psychology behind that color and how to best use it in your paintings, and I'm even sharing a quick and sweet practice piece, so you can follow along and continue painting throughout the week!

 

GET WEEKLY WATERCOLOR VIDEO TUTORIALS

SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX EACH FRIDAY!!

Upon signing up - you'll receive two key emails from me first, before receiving these watercolor tutorials! Because friend, I want to set you up for success before having you dive straight into painting!

The first email (which may be my fav!) includes my go-to art supplies list, with a printable shopping list! It has recommendations for my favorite paper, paint, paintbrushes, palette, etc. - along with where I love buying my supplies! In this email, you'll also get invited to our fun watercolor artist Facebook community!

The second email will include my 3 favorite tips for infusing art into your busy schedule - so you can find the perfect time to practice alongside us in our weekly practice series! I don't want to add any stress to your plate, so this guide is truly helpful for getting you started on the right foot!

Then, you'll start receiving your weekly watercolor tutorial lessons each Friday morning! I cannot wait to dive into a unique color concoction with y'all each week, and learn alongside you!

How to paint watercolor lemons! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

I cannot wait to see the beautiful watercolor lemons and other paintings y'all create this week after watching our tutorials! 

 If you practice along and share on insta, make sure to use #sjmcolorcocktails and tag @simplyjessicamarie in your post, comments, or insta stories so I can see and cheer you on!!

Here's to learning together, friends!


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!

Magnolia Green | Color Cocktails Watercolor Tutorial Series

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In our very first watercolor lesson, we learned how to mix and paint with lime green. It is one of my absolute favorite shades of green, as I love that vibrant bold color! But, what do you do if you are painting a floral piece and need an earthier tone? I've got ya covered - this week we're painting magnolia green!

Magnolia green is the perfect earthy green color. I adore using it as a complement to lighter shades of green in floral pieces, and as the main color in herb paintings like the basil piece we're creating today! Its more natural tones are reflective of new beginnings - and in the color psychology portion of this lesson, you'll learn why - and how to best use this color!

How to paint watercolor basil! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

 

Want to learn watercolor alongside over 470 sweet budding artist friends? We'd love to have you!! Each Friday, I'll be teaching a 15-20 minute watercolor video tutorial. In the lessons, I cover how to mix a unique color (no typical color wheel colors here!), a bit of the psychology behind that color and how to best use it in your paintings, and I'm even sharing a quick and sweet practice piece, so you can follow along and continue painting throughout the week!

 

GET WEEKLY WATERCOLOR VIDEO TUTORIALS

SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX EACH FRIDAY!!

Upon signing up - you'll receive two key emails from me first, before receiving these watercolor tutorials! Because friend, I want to set you up for success before having you dive straight into painting!

The first email (which may be my fav!) includes my go-to art supplies list, with a printable shopping list! It has recommendations for my favorite paper, paint, paintbrushes, palette, etc. - along with where I love buying my supplies! In this email, you'll also get invited to our fun watercolor artist Facebook community!

The second email will include my 3 favorite tips for infusing art into your busy schedule - so you can find the perfect time to practice alongside us in our weekly practice series! I don't want to add any stress to your plate, so this guide is truly helpful for getting you started on the right foot!

Then, you'll start receiving your weekly watercolor tutorial lessons each Friday morning! I cannot wait to dive into a unique color concoction with y'all each week, and learn alongside you!

How to paint watercolor basil! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

I cannot wait to see the beautiful watercolor basil and other paintings y'all create this week after watching our first tutorial! 

 If you practice along and share on insta, make sure to use #sjmcolorcocktails and tag @simplyjessicamarie in your post, comments, or insta stories so I can see and cheer you on!!

Here's to learning together, friends!


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!

French Blue Hydrangea | Color Cocktails Watercolor Video Tutorial Series

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French blue has grown on so many of our hearts over the past couple of years. It's a more sophisticated, softer version of a traditional navy blue or cornflower blue. Working in the wedding industry, I use this color almost weekly, so it's important to know how to mix just the right shade for the palette I'm currently working on to deliver that perfect dusty blue hue to my sweet brides. 

How to paint watercolor French blue hydrangea! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

 

Want to learn watercolor alongside over 425 sweet budding artist friends? We'd love to have you!! Each Friday, I'll be teaching a 15-20 minute watercolor video tutorial. In the lessons, I cover how to mix a unique color (no typical color wheel colors here!), a bit of the psychology behind that color and how to best use it in your paintings, and I'm even sharing a quick and sweet practice piece, so you can follow along and continue painting throughout the week!

 

GET WEEKLY WATERCOLOR VIDEO TUTORIALS

SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX EACH FRIDAY!!

Upon signing up - you'll receive two key emails from me first, before receiving these watercolor tutorials! Because friend, I want to set you up for success before having you dive straight into painting!

The first email (which may be my fav!) includes my go-to art supplies list, with a printable shopping list! It has recommendations for my favorite paper, paint, paintbrushes, palette, etc. - along with where I love buying my supplies! In this email, you'll also get invited to our fun watercolor artist Facebook community!

The second emailwill include my 3 favorite tips for infusing art into your busy schedule - so you can find the perfect time to practice alongside us in our weekly practice series! I don't want to add any stress to your plate, so this guide is truly helpful for getting you started on the right foot!

Then, you'll start receiving your weekly watercolor tutorial lessons each Friday morning! I cannot wait to dive into a unique color concoction with y'all each week, and learn alongside you!

How to paint watercolor French blue hydrangea! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

I cannot wait to see the beautiful French blue hydrangea and other paintings y'all create this week after watching our first tutorial! 

 If you practice along and share on insta, make sure to use #sjmcolorcocktails and tag @simplyjessicamarie in your post, comments, or insta stories so I can see and cheer you on!!

Here's to learning together, friends!


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!

Blush Flowers | Color Cocktails Watercolor Tutorial Series

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Blush is one of my favorite colors, and I know it is a favorite of many other ladies as well! Working in the wedding industry, I use this color almost daily, so it's important to know how to mix just the right shade for the palette I'm currently working on to deliver that perfect nude-blush hue to my sweet brides. Speaking of, this week we're learning how to paint a warm blush tone, and later in the series I'll teach y'all how to mix a cooler peony pink blush!

How to paint watercolor blush flowers! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

 

Want to learn watercolor alongside over 350 sweet budding artist friends? We'd love to have you!! Each Friday, I'll be teaching a 15-20 minute watercolor video tutorial. In the lessons, I cover how to mix a unique color (no typical color wheel colors here!), a bit of the psychology behind that color and how to best use it in your paintings, and I'm even sharing a quick and sweet practice piece, so you can follow along and continue painting throughout the week!

 

GET WEEKLY WATERCOLOR VIDEO TUTORIALS

SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX EACH FRIDAY!!

Upon signing up - you'll receive two key emails from me first, before receiving these watercolor tutorials! Because friend, I want to set you up for success before having you dive straight into painting!

The first email (which may be my fav!) includes my go-to art supplies list, with a printable shopping list! It has recommendations for my favorite paper, paint, paintbrushes, palette, etc. - along with where I love buying my supplies! In this email, you'll also get invited to our fun watercolor artist Facebook community!

The second emailwill include my 3 favorite tips for infusing art into your busy schedule - so you can find the perfect time to practice alongside us in our weekly practice series! I don't want to add any stress to your plate, so this guide is truly helpful for getting you started on the right foot!

Then, you'll start receiving your weekly watercolor tutorial lessons each Friday morning! I cannot wait to dive into a unique color concoction with y'all each week, and learn alongside you!

How to paint watercolor blush flowers! Fun and free watercolor videos by Simply Jessica Marie! Learn to mix new colors each week and paint with that color! | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

I cannot wait to see the beautiful blush flowers and other paintings y'all create this week after watching our first tutorial! 

 If you practice along and share on insta, make sure to use #sjmcolorcocktails and tag @simplyjessicamarie in your post, comments, or insta stories so I can see and cheer you on!!

Here's to learning together, friends!


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!

Classic Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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Remember how last month I shared that Mint Juleps fall in the category of drinks I really wish I liked? Well, Gin and Tonics tend to fall in that category too - unless I can squeeze in a bunch of extra lime! Can you tell I prefer sweet drinks?

While a G&T isn't my go-to, I know that many of my girl friends love it! Plus, the ingredients are just too darn cute to paint, and this illustration may be my fav of the 2017 cocktail calendar. Keep reading below to see how you can get a print of your own!

Classic Gin and Tonic cocktail recipe | Mint Julep watercolor art print by Simply Jessica Marie | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

CLASSIC MINT JULEP RECIPE

serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces of gin
  • 1-3 lime wedges (or ya know, more if you're like me and need extra sweetness!)
  • 3-4 ounces of tonic water, depending on preference

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add ice to a high ball glass. 
  2. Pour the 2 ounces of gin over the ice.
  3. Squeeze in your preferred amount of lime wedges.
  4. Top with tonic water to taste, and stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Classic Gin and Tonic cocktail recipe | Mint Julep watercolor art print by Simply Jessica Marie | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

If you love making the ordinary days a bit more extraordinary like I do, why not bring a little bit of it into your home decor?

Each month, I am releasing an art print from the 2017 Cocktail, featuring the cocktail coordinating with that month from the calendar! The art prints will debut during the first week of each month, making it the perfect way to toast to the start of the month!

This Gin and Tonic art print would be the perfect addition to your kitchen or bar cart, darling! It will be right at home next to the classic stemware that has been passed down through the generations of your family, and that gold bar accessory set you just picked up from Target! These art prints are available in 8x10 and 11x14 sizes, perfect for apartments and homes alike.


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!