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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.

New! ChromaMagic Online Munsell Tool Now Live

Munsell wheel at different values
Munsell wheel at different values

See the exact color definitions in your reference photos and test your color perception with the new online ChromaMagic Munsell tool.

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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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Animals Paintings Tutorials

50 Easy Watercolor Ideas

Well actually only 10 so far. I will be adding to these including video in the next couple of months.10....
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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 steps I take you through the process including a video of the whole process.
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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 fun
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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 to this technique and is great fun to boot.
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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 experience.
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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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Exercises

10YR Munsell Chart – Can I Match it?

A 10YR Munsell chart wouldn't have meant anything to me 2 years ago. But learning to think about color in...
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Exercises

More Spheres with Paul Foxton

A surprisingly taxing workshop with Paul Foxton painting a colored sphere in oil. A lot of time spent mixing which...
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Exercises Tutorials

Venice and Watercolor Value Studies

Varying the value range alters a painting's feel The plan behind venice and watercolor value studies is the following. Take...
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Exercises People

Nighttime People Doodling

people sketches on ipad Noodling on the ipad last night I tested drawing some people from imagination. Tricky but quite...
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ChromaMagic Munsell Color Tool

Watercolor Still Life
Paintings Still Life Tutorials

Watercolor Still Life

Alla Prima Primroses
Flowers Paintings

Alla Prima Primroses

Watercolor Boat Painting Tutorial
Paintings Tutorials

Watercolor Boat Painting Tutorial

50 Easy Watercolor Ideas
Animals Paintings Tutorials

50 Easy Watercolor Ideas

Watercolor Daffodils
Flowers Paintings

Watercolor Daffodils