I'm pleased to show you my 2019 Succulent Watercolors Calendar! It features a dozen new, vibrant watercolors based on my favorite photos of succulent plants.
Last year I was so busy with the launch of the second edition of Designing with Succulents, I didn't pursue my watercolor hobby. This year happily I found time.
I try to do a calendar every year because I tend not to get around to things---even things I enjoy---without a deadline and people waiting. It's highly motivating that some of you requested a 2019 succulent watercolors calendar for yourselves and to give as gifts.
My calendars and other succulent-themed gift items are available from Succulent Chic, my online Zazzle store. Never pay full price at Zazzle. They charge too much! I use them because their production values are high and there’s no overhead, leaving me free to paint and design. Zazzle keeps 90% of the sales price.
Historically, Zazzle has discounted calendars 50% on Veterans Day and 60% on Black Friday, so I usually wait until then to buy them. FYI, Zazzle will mail them directly to the recipients for you.
So, what's new for '19?
All my 2019 Succulent Watercolors Calendar paintings are based on my own photos, except Miss December. I based the agave-in-snow watercolor on a photo by Portland's amazing Karina Aldridge (Instagram @sacredelements) with her permission.
See more of my watercolors ~
Past calendars are of course outdated, but the images are not:
Go to “Debra’s Art Supplies” for the watercolor paints, paper and brushes I prefer.
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In "Paint a Succulent Watercolor the Easy Way" I trace the image onto watercolor paper, mask certain areas, apply washes, paint one leaf at a time by dropping in dabs of color, then scrub out highlights when the paint is dry.