Grapefruits always remind me of my Grandpa. When I was little, he used to eat them all the time for breakfast, and I remember being fascinated by that bright colored fruit! But, as a little kiddo - I was only used to the "normal" fruits - ya know, bananas, strawberries, grapes, etc. This one seemed a bit too odd for me.
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But, he taught me that something seemingly odd or originally bitter can be sweetened and delicious by adding juuuust a bit of sugar. And while it admittedly took some getting used to, now grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits - and one of my favorite flavors to mix into a cocktail!
I think we can all learn a little lesson from this colorful fruit - even if something in life seems too "out there" for you to try, or isn't as easy as we originally hoped, there is often a way to find beauty and sweetness within it.
With that said - this week, we're learning how to mix and paint grapefruit!
Want to learn alongside over 300 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!
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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 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!
The second 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!
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!
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I cannot wait to see the beautiful lavender 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!
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