Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Watercolor Basics CD Give-away on my Blog!

This CD is just chock-full of information, examples, and step by step demos--lots of exercises to familiarize you with techniques and skills, or let you brush up if you haven't painted for a while!

There are 14 instructional PDFs on the CD, plus my bio, a mini-catalog, and more...

I just discovered I have a few extras of this CD, so I'm giving one away to the lucky name I draw from the first 30 people to post here! (Please include your name or some way to contact you privately.)

Below are three examples of the art you'll see:



Watercolor Basics normally sells for $16.99 on my website catalog--feel free to click the link to learn more about it!

I'll have an impartial party (oh, OK, Joseph!) draw the winner's name over the weekend, and ship it to you Priority Mail at the first of next week.

Good luck, and hope you like it!

58 comments:

  1. Heee!! Am I first???

    Hi Kate!! I'm not active here, but I do still read!!

    Hugs!!

    Malinda

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  2. Try this again! I'd love to own it, Kate!
    Lisa Reed
    meccaonmain@gmail.com
    http://www.meccaonmain.com/

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  3. What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered. Thanks so much!

    ~Susan

    You can contact me via my website at http://ClinkscalesArts.com

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  4. Pamela Outersky SmithAugust 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    As always, beautiful work, Kate! I have never had a watercolor lesson and would love to learn this medium.....yes, I have only dabbled in it....or rather, played in it....but as far as seriously learning.....not yet. I have only had classes in oils....and picked up the pastels on the side, with intentions of learning the WC techniques. I love the look and the technique, keeping in mind the lack of forgiveness I have always been told was present in the medium. Regardless, I would love to learn, with guidance from the best of the best....and that would be you.

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  5. Okay Joseph, pick Teri. lol I would love to have this CD and if I don't win I may have to come buy it. It looks marvelous!!

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  6. Ok, Kate...I'll comment! I love blog giveaways. I won a hat from a knitting blog, once. Do you still make ceramics? We were using the square bowl you made this weekend at Redcoats to Rebels at Sturbridge. We put yummy bread on it...

    I should really try watercolor again...I need something to nudge me along.

    Colleen

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  7. Cathy, I would love to have my name in the pot for the drawing. Your work is always an inspiration to me.
    Carolyn Roberts
    croberts18 (at) suddenlink.net

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  8. Wow, what a generous gift, Cathy!

    I've only ever seen your name once here in South Africa - what a thrill it would be to really see what you do, and learn how to do it. If posting so far is an option, please count me in!

    Pippa =)

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  9. What a wonderful idea for a giveaway, I hope I'm still on time to enter!

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  10. How cool!! You give so much of your time and energy already with your books and online classes, videos, etc. Add me to the pot also.
    Sue Massey
    sue_4826 from your alumni group.

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  11. Please put my name in the pot for this CD as well. It looks like wonderful, inspirational information!
    Sue
    sueburrus@yahoo.com

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  12. I hope I am one of the 1st 30---your CD's are fab!! Winna Jill

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  13. Well, hopefully I'll be the lucky one drawn! As always, Kate, love all your work and your books. I'm still hopeful for joining you for one of your sketch-crawls or wc paint outs in MO. I'm not so far away that I can't make it even tho Kansas is by far the longest drive, ever! Hope I can see you and J soon. Glad your wandering son returned home.

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  14. I hope I am a winner! I love your work and your willingness to help those who need advice on everyday matters

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  15. I'd love to win this CD. I love your work and appreciate your generosity so much. All the tips and techniques you share so willingly are just one example. Thank you.

    Jesse/Joan
    lvjesse at yahoo dot come

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  16. I too want my name entered in the drawing.
    Love the tree trunk in the top picture!

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  17. I had some watercolor lessons way back in high school and would really like some inspiration to get started again. Your CD looks like a real confidence builder! Thanks for offering it.

    aeeckler@gmail

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  18. I'd love to be entered as well :)
    claris *@* gmail
    (wintersweet from LJ :))

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  19. I've really enjoyed following your posts here and on LiveJournal. Your tutorials are awesome! I love the visuals and the step-by-step instructions. I learn something new every time I read one. Thanks.
    -Allison

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  20. I'd LOVE to win this DVD! How exciting. I love your work and have for years and years....hope that doesn't give away my age LOL!

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  21. Well, I am waiting for the next watercolor class, but having this cd sure would give me a head start! Plus I never tire of looking at your wonderful paintings. I can be contacted through ann (at) bluebirdhill (dot) com and will be keeping my fingers crossed :-)

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  22. Holy cow, I'm blown away by the response! 22 comments, and it's only been on the blog less than 2 hours.

    Thank you! I need to do this more often, I've got a LOT of different CDs...

    And Colleen, I don't have access to a kiln, at present, so glad you're enjoying what I was able to do!

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  23. I'm so glad I've made it into the first 30. :) Besides, what a great excuse to pop over and look at the art here. I love doorways in general so I was drawn right in by the first post at the top of the page. Thanks!

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  24. Kate this is a GREAT idea! Add me to the hopeful commenters ---

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  25. ok I give!!!! all your stuff is bookmarked so I don't need to be convinced of visiting....and btw I already got everything of yours....ok I think I'm missing a few cd's but geesh I'm already down to Kraft Dinner...is there any further to go?
    LOL ok I'm outta here...gotta go have my peanut butter!

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  26. oh yeah.....here's my hat....Tilley Endurable...forgot to throw it into the ring!!! he heh heheh

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  27. I would love to have one of your CDs!

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  28. How nice of you, Kate! I'm hoping you run a watercolour workshop soon, but this would be so lovely in the meantime :)

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  29. Hi Kate;
    Thanks so much for all the hints and tips - and the wonderful books you write. :-)
    I'm a faithful follower of your blogs and have taken the watercolor class - it was great!
    Deb E

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  30. I would love to own the CD Kate.
    I am patiently ( well not really but trying to be patient) to sign up for one of your classes.
    I will feel so blessed either way.
    Sallyann Mettler

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  31. Always reading your wonderful blogs, Kate! ALWAYS! And of course, drooling ....!

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  32. Hello! I would love to have this CD for my daughter who is a budding young artist in need of guidance. You can reach me at woodlandgrace@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  33. I have the watercolor pencil book and would love this CD for regular watercolors. I read the Sketching in Nature blog, and EDM blog everyday. I am of an age(45) where I want to do things just for me now that the kiddos at hime are near the launch stage!
    Kim J
    kmsjanes at cox dot net

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  34. Phew... I think I just made it into the 30? I'll need to offer to help with the postage to the UK.

    [ DJRcjart{AT}DavidRoberts.Org.UK ]

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  35. I do not know if my last comment went through and I do not see it.......so, please put me on the list for the drawing! I have been collecting your books and would love to have a CD!

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  36. Kate,
    You are very generous ALL the time! Your presence in this group has been a constant source of inspiration.
    Shirley

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  37. Please include me in the drawing!!!

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  38. Ah, missed being in the first thrity. That's what I get for not being glued to the pc 24/7

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  39. I'd love to win this wonderful CD....thanks,Adine

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  40. Hi Cathy
    Love your watercolors. I'd love to be able to use watercolors in my journals, but I am a klutz when it comes to using them ...Mona

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  41. Oh boo hoo... I think 37 comments is too many for me to enter. Well, what a blessing for the winner!

    I just may have to break down and buy the cd.
    Thanks for your generous heart Cathy.

    Katie K

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  42. oh, i love your books and artwork...but i think i'm too late. that's what i get for runninhg off to town instead of reading my yahoo groups.
    Suzie

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  43. Wow! You got a lot of comments. I guess it is because they/we love your work and CDs. Some day when I have money I will have to take one of your classes. Have a great day!

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  44. Oh, I hope I am in time... I have a pen and ink DVD of yours and it is so very helpful.Thanks so much for your generosity.

    Elizabeth
    http://maoma3.blogspot.com

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  45. I forgot my contact info, here it is
    ebmerriman@gmail.com

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  46. hi cathy

    thank you for your offer .

    mtcherian@yahoo.com

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  47. What a great idea, Kate. I have both of your watercolor CDs, and, in fact,I have looked at them often, but am starting serious studying and work on them, this summer.

    Whoever wins it will be delighted with it. And the rest of you might as well buy them. If you follow each little exercise, instead of just watching them, as I did first, you'll be surprised what starts happening on the paper(Stock up,Kate).

    Best of luch!
    annie

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  48. Well I will throw my brush (hat) into the group. Love your books so the CDs must be sonderful. Just finished taking Kate's online class. If anyone is thinking about them, don't think twice, it was a great learning experience. fpakk@aol.com

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  49. I would love one, watercolor is not my normal medium but I love to experiment with my sketches, and of course I love your work!
    http://carolhuddleston.com

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  50. Oh my goodness, please in clude me in the running. I would LOVE to win!!!!!
    thanks for putting the contest out there!!!

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  51. Kate, you are so generous with your give aways and with your tips. I would love to be included in the drawing. thanks for all you do.

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  52. This is a wonderful, generous idea, Kate! :)

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  53. Hi Kate, I have been following you on the EDMsuperBlog2 but not posting too much. If it's not too late to sign up for the darwing, please count me in! Cheers! Stephanie

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  54. Wow, Kate looks like you have 53 comments already...so I am 2 days late and a dollar short.....LOL...Thanks for this wonderful offer!! I have 3 of your superb CDs but not this one..Keep me on your list for a watercolor class when you get to it...I have been away and doing tons of summer stuff, so a bit absent on the boards and groups lately. It is outdoor time!!!...Cheers...Hannah

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  55. Well, thanks all! The response was amazing, so I'll do this again in a few weeks, with this or another CD. I wasn't sure what kind of response I'd get, so I said the first 30...maybe I'll set a higher number next time!

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  56. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://sketchingdrawing.com

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  57. Hi Cathy,

    Hope I'm in here somewhere. I just got some journals and watercolors for journaling. I too am a minimalist person and live with so much less. Much more time for what I want to do rather than what I have to do, clean, maintain, dust, etc. I'm a much happier "camper,"

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