Join the Third Stop on the TWD Paint Challenge this Saturday, May 16

Grab your swimsuits, sunblock, and painting supplies, my loves, because this Saturday May 16 @ 1 PM EST on IG LIVE we are heading to the FRENCH RIVIERA for the third installment of the #TWDPaintChallenge!! In case you missed the first two installments, be sure to check out the highlight stories for destination one, ROME, and destination two, MARRAKECH, on my Instagram now.

Week after week, hundreds of you continue to join me and WOW one another with your incredible talents!! I’ve carefully constructed each lesson plan so that we build up the composition from one destination to another. With ROME we started with a foreground composition and with MARRAKECH we progressed using perspective. This week we will be integrating a figure for the first time in the FRENCH RIVIERA!!

We will be painting from this image above which my dear friend Jonny Blamire (Creative Director of @BrandReveller) took of me last summer during our trip to the Côte d’Azur. Disclaimer: before you start to think of me as a total narcissist for having you paint a photo of me (insert laugh cry emoji here), for the purpose of avoiding copyright issues or needing a signed model release, I felt it was the safest route to continue illustrating from my own personal photos.

Supplies for Saturday:

  1. Watercolor paper, white multipurpose sketch pad, or computer paper.
  2. 1/2 inch angle brush, size 5 or 8 round brush, and size 0 round for details.
  3. Primary set of watercolors, gouaches, or acrylics.
  4. Colored pencils.
  5. Ruler and eraser.

If you are looking for a bit of inspiration to get you in the Joie De Vivre state of mind, be sure to check out a film or two from the list below before we meet.

“French Riviera” Movies to Inspire:

  1.  To Catch a Thief (Grace Kelly & Cary Grant, need I say more?)
  2. La Piscine (Jane Birkin in the Côte d’Azur)
  3. French Kiss (Meg Ryan & Kevin Kline in all their glory)
  4. Riviera (Both the movie and tv series)

Are you ready for our next adventure?! Pack your bags and see you this Saturday May 16 @ 1 PM EST on IG LIVE!! And if you are wondering where our fourth stop is taking us, click HERE!!

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