Watercolor Monthly Challenge – February

Hello Misfitians! I thought for the month of February we might try something together! Many of you have commented – that you would like a weekly mini watercolor challenge that eventually built up to a large monthly watercolor challenge. So I listened to your feedback and put together this challenge – which I’ll be following along with you.

So as you can tell – the first 3 weeks are just simple challenges of exploring and playing with supplies – really learning the ins and outs of things. These are simple and meant to be fun. You can create illustrations with them or just swatch info charts – the choice is yours. The final BIG CHALLENGE – is putting everything together (MAGENTA, IRIDESCENT, & SPLATTER) into a watercolor painting that involves baking. It can be an illustration of a baker baking or some form of baked good – such as candy, cupcakes, cookies, etc. Let your imagination run wild and have fun! The point of this is to just play like a kid again. So have fun and I hope you join me in this challenge!

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Hi there! My name is Carrie and I'm a Watercolor Misfit! What's a Watercolor Misfit? Well, anyone who is willing to try new things and not afraid to get their hands covered in paint! So what do you say, are you a Misfit-ian?


  • Kimberly Moses
    January 30, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like a fun art challenge to get our creative juices flowing! Thank you so much for sharing your passion for watercolor!

  • Jane
    January 30, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I am excited to get started! Thanks for sharing!

  • Myriam Vennie
    January 30, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Love the idea! Unfortunately, I can’t do it this month, major work needs to be done in the house first. But I’m saving it for another month ’cause I definitely want to try it!

  • Debra A Fleshman
    January 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I am definitely a misfitian. I love your ideas. You are so professional. For this month I am helping my daughter so I will not be painting. When I get home I am definitely going to start painting. Thank you for everything you do.

  • Tineke
    January 31, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! It’s busy here and I do hope that I can make me-time cause I love watercolouring!

  • Marisa Jesus
    January 31, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Fabulous idea! I won’t be able to do it for now (had a surgery), but I will catch up as soon as I can! Thank you so much Carrie, this is just what I need to have something to start with when I recover and it will surely help my healing process!

  • Lilia Webb
    January 31, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    It all sounds like fun and I can’t imagine baking but I’ve put my painting on hold as I fell down a rabbit hole discovering Heaven and Earth Designs in Cross Stitch and putting a 100 stitches in little half inch squares on 3 projects is taking up my time. I will try to follow along however in between but know I won’t be able to do the homework. May I just absorb what you are doing and thrill with it all that way please Carrie?

  • Sandra
    February 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I am game!!!
    This will definitely help me warm up every day!!
    Thank you for your awesomeness ?

  • Sandra
    February 2, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Sorry that ? Was supposed to be a !!!!

  • Hana asif
    February 2, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Thank sweetheart for giving this challange i was sooooo depressed and U gave this challange it will be fun thank u soo much again

  • Willow
    February 8, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Hurray! I’ve been exploring my new QOR Quinacridone Magenta this week thanks to the challenge. Where do we post our pics from the week’s exercise? I’m new to this. Thanks for offering up a community-style challenge!

    • Misfit
      February 8, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      Instagram would be best! I’ll be able to look up your posts with the #watercolormisfitchallenge ?

  • Willow
    February 10, 2020 at 12:47 am


    Perfect. Will do and thank you!


  • Isabel
    March 4, 2020 at 1:56 am

    Hello Carrie,
    Your webpage is looking great? Really like the way it is all set out and the colours are so beautiful. It is easy to find what you want. This challenge sounds really nice hopefully I can get started this afternoon. Once again a Big thank you for all you give to us.


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