Join the Watercolor Challenge!


A Fun Introduction to Painting

Do you have a desire to learn to paint with watercolors but don’t know where to start?

Join me for a free painting challenge to explore the fun medium of watercolors. I’ll introduce you to the basic tools and techniques for painting, with a focus on painting in the great outdoors. This challenge will give you a taste of the joy that watercolors can bring to your sketchbooks. At the end of the challenge, you’ll have the confidence to continue exploring the medium on your own.

Student Testimonial

I was hesitant to do the watercolor challenge because I’m NOT an artist and have NEVER used watercolor paints before. And I never thought of painting as a portable or travel-friendly activity (with 2 kids, I’m always on the go). But with your recommended tools I can actually go for a hike and paint what I find while outside exploring nature with my family! And it turns out, watercolors are less intimidating than I expected. Once I learned the techniques, I felt so much more at ease and free to just create! I really enjoyed this challenge and can’t wait to get started on your watercolor course next! Thanks, Christine!

-Tabitha Stevenson

Tabitha Stevenson, student

Is This Right For Me?

This is perfect if you’ve never painted before or it’s been decades since you’ve picked up a paintbrush and you’ve forgotten everything. Even if you’ve recently tried painting and got frustrated, this challenge will gently lead you back to understanding and appreciating this medium.

Win Prizes!

It wouldn’t be a challenge without prizes, right? Once you go through the days of the challenge I’ll send you a coupon for a steep discount on my updated and expanded online watercolor course, where you’ll learn lots more about watercolor painting in nature.

Why Study with Christine?

I’ve been drawing and painting nature all my life and love sharing the joy I experience when I’m in the field with students. As a former classroom teacher, I know how to lead students in a logical, step by step progression, giving them the knowledge to proceed with confidence. My advanced degrees in both biology and illustration inform my work and teaching style. I’ve traveled throughout the Western Hemisphere sketching the flora and fauna I encounter and teaching workshops to both adults and children in such diverse places as Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States.

Hummingbird Painting Workshop in Honduras

When and Where’s the Challenge?

As soon as you sign up (using the form below) you’ll start receiving a daily email that describes that day’s painting challenge. The challenge will also take place online in the Nature Sketching Challenge Facebook Group, a community of fun and supportive nature lovers (you’ll be invited to join once you sign up).

Supplies You’ll Need

Once you sign up for the challenge, you’ll immediately receive my recommendations for supplies. They are simple, inexpensive and easy to find on Amazon or your local art supply store!

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The Joy of Watercolors

Still not convinced to join the challenge? Watch this video I recorded to inspire folks to take up watercolors. In it, I share my philosophy about painting, reasons why watercolors are my favorite medium and why they’re such a great choice for painting in the field. I also show you examples from my own sketchbooks and all the details about signing up for the Watercolor Painting Challenge.


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