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Michele Clamp Art

Watercolor Art and Instruction

I’m a full-time watercolor artist and teacher. I love painting and sharing with people all that I’ve learned over the years. I post regularly on my blog and run classes and workshops throughout the year. Some of my work is available for sale and I am honored by everyone who takes one into their homes. Also my husband says I buy far too many brushes.

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Recent Tutorials

Animals Paintings Tutorials

Elephant Watercolor Tutorial

See how to paint this loose elephant watercolor in this step-by-step tutorial with real-time video. Complete with reference images. I...
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Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Lemon Watercolor Tutorial

A lemon watercolor can seem hard but my demo shows you how you can paint them with only a few...
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Landscapes Other Paintings Tutorials

Lighthouse Watercolor Tutorial

See how to paint a lighthouse in this step by step lighthouse watercolor tutorial. Includes access to the ChromaMagic color...
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Animals Paintings Tutorials

Watercolor Fox Tutorial

See how to make a watercolor fox easy with this step by step watercolor tutorial and video. Complete with reference...
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Resources Tutorials

ChromaMagic Munsell Color Tool

Take me to ChromaMagic Welcome to ChromaMagic – the online Munsell color analysis tool. Click the button to go straight...
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Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Watercolor Still Life

See how I paint a watercolor still-life. Includes free video and steps to get accurate color.
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Paintings Tutorials

Watercolor Boat Painting Tutorial

Boat watercolor painting by Michele Clamp Fishing Boats Pixabay reference photo Final painting and reference photo for this watercolor boat...
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Paintings Tutorials

50 Easy Watercolor Ideas

Well actually only 15 so far. I will be adding to these including video in the next couple of months....
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Resources Tutorials

The Munsell Color System

Find out about the Munsell color system and how easy it is to use. Includes access to free pdfs and...
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Flowers Paintings Tutorials

Carnation Watercolor

Watercolor flower painting can be so rewarding. And if you're looking for flower painting ideas a carnation watercolor is great...
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Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Watercolor Pear and Apple

A simple watercolor pear and apple setup is an ideal starting point for a beginner. In a series of easy...
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Birds Paintings Tutorials

Watercolor Toucan

Watch me demo a loose watercolor toucan painting. It's a great style to paint birds in and a lot of...
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Birds Paintings Tutorials

Loose Watercolor Cardinal Bird Painting

A watercolor cardinal bird is a fantastic way to paint loosely and expressively. In fact any bird watercolor lends itself...
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Exercises Paintings People

Watercolor Portraits and Value Exercises

Portrait painting is probably one of the hardest subjects. However, seeing a face come alive through paint is a magical...
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Flowers Paintings Tutorials

Easy Sunflower Watercolor Painting

An easy sunflower watercolor painting. If you want ideas for watercolor painting this is a great choice. Learn here how...
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Birds Paintings Tutorials

Loosening up with a Horned Owl Watercolor

It occurred to me that I hadn't painted an owl watercolor in a good while. I wanted to do something...
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Exercises Landscapes Paintings

New Zealand Landscape Value Study

A deceptively simple watercolor landscape value study was the precursor to this painting.
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Landscapes Paintings Tutorials

Barn Watercolor

Easy steps to create a barn watercolor. A value study is a great path to a successful painting.
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Birds Paintings Tutorials

Penguin Watercolor Sketches

Find out how to sketch a penguin watercolor, do a watercolor study and a final penguin painting. And video!
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Exercises People

Asaro Head Study

It’s been a while since I’ve done any portrait painting. Getting warmed up by doing some Asarohead practice. Very useful...
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Recent Available Paintings


  • 50 Easy Watercolor Ideas

    50 Easy Watercolor Ideas

    Well actually only 15 so far. I will be adding to these including video in the next couple of months. 15. Watercolor Elephants 14. Watercolor Lemons 13. Watercolor Lighthouse 12. Watercolor Fox 11. Onions and Garlic 10. Fruit Watercolor Still Life 9. Watercolor Heron 8. Watercolor Sunrise Landscape 7. Watercolor Horse 6. Watercolor Beach 5. […]


Recent Articles

Elephant Watercolor Tutorial
Animals Paintings Tutorials

Elephant Watercolor Tutorial

Lemon Watercolor Tutorial
Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Lemon Watercolor Tutorial

Lighthouse Watercolor Tutorial
Landscapes Other Paintings Tutorials

Lighthouse Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor Fox Tutorial
Animals Paintings Tutorials

Watercolor Fox Tutorial

Resources Tutorials

ChromaMagic Munsell Color Tool

Watercolor Still Life
Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Watercolor Still Life