Artist Shayda Campbell

2022 Workshop 2

May 2, 2022

Joyful Watercolor | Finding Your Style

Join Shayda Campbell in this joyful and inspirational series focused on both watercolor education and play. While filling the pages of a watercolor sketchbook with practice illustrations, floral compositions, watercolor techniques and finished pieces, Shayda will help you feel confident, calm and creative in your art-making journey.

Workshop 2 Introduction

Started May 2nd, 2022

Lesson 1: Watercolor Illustrations


Play, Practice and Finished Piece
We’ll explore watercolor doodle illustrations to practice and let your inner child play. Then you’ll use that information to guide your artistic style as you work out a finished piece.

Started May 9th, 2022

Lesson 2: Filling Our Sketchbook


Watercolor Techniques, Mark Making and Pattern Painting
Grab a sketchbook and let’s fill some of those pages!! In this video we’ll get back to basics and experiment with some different watercolor techniques. Things like wet into wet, wet on dry, blooms etc, will all be utilized and explored as we make patterns, fill pages, get colorful and try out ALL our brushes!

Started May 16th, 2022

Lesson 3: Watercolor Florals


Creating a Composition
In the third video we’ll develop our brushwork by working on one of my favorite subjects, watercolor florals. We’ll practice various flowers and leaves together with the larger goal of working our florals into a finished composition.

In this video lesson we move from floral practice through to a finished piece, all while checking in to note and understand how the decisions we make throughout the process contribute to our artistic style.

Started May 23rd, 2022

Lesson 4: Watercolor Self Portrait


Small Choices, Big Style
In this video lesson we will paint a watercolor self portrait! When it comes to painting and illustrating people, there are so many decisions to make! How do you draw eyes? Are they detailed and expressive with perfectly placed pupils, or tiny black dots just sitting alongside the nose? Once again, we will use watercolor paints to create an illustration full of joy and whimsy and we’ll take note of the choices we make along the way, that especially in a self portrait, can contain an ocean of depth, meaning, and of course, style.

Workshop 2 Supply List


Strathmore Hardbound Watercolor Art Journal

Strathmore Hardbound Watercolor Art Journal (140lb/300gsm, cold press paper) -  Instructor uses 8.5"x5.5"

Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal

Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal (140lb/300gsm, cold press paper) – Instructor uses 5.5"x8"



Princeton Velvetouch Brush Set. Set includes:

  • Wash Brush ¾"
  • Round 4
  • Long Round 8
  • Angle Shader 3/8”
Princeton Brush Velvetouch pack


Neptune Oval Wash Brush

Other Supplies:

  • Palette
  • Paper Towel
  • 2 jars of water
  • Pencil
  • Masking or washi tape

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Topic: The struggle is real ...

I made mention of this problem somewhere else, but it seemed deserving of its own thread. In the photo, on the left is my painting water container (the three section ones are really nice, the Oriental brush painters use them) and on the right is my coffee cup. It should be no problem telling which is which, right? However, if I have a cup of coffee on the table while I am working, I will inevitably dip my brush in the coffee at some point! Curiously, I have never tried to drink from the paint water basin. Even using the self-contained waterbrush shown in the paint tin, which supplies its own water and does not need dipping, I will sooner or later dip that in my coffee, too. In the case of this paint set, made for kids and non-toxic, it is probably not a big deal. However, I do have an artist grade set that has cadmium red and yellow, and cobalt blue which could be more problematic. So, I never keep an open drinking container in my workspace. Does anyone else suffer this problem?
And, file did not upload, trying again ...
I do the same thing. .if I set my cup too close to my water tub. And if I set my cup away from the tub to prevent dipping I don't drink it. .too busy painting to want it. 😂
Glad to hear I am not alone in this! I know I probably shouldn't have coffee or whatever in my work area anyway, could spill and ruin what i am working on, but ...
Haha, I've totally done this! I like to think it's because I'm so into the painting process! But when I'm filming videos, I always keep my tea to the left of my work and my water on the right so that I don't start painting with hot tea!! :)
Awesome, glad to know I am not alone. I did have an artist friend comment that he doesn't keep coffee/tea in his work area because he doesn't want to risk a spill that will ruin his project. That makes sense and is maybe something I should adopt, too.