Paint from heart

Original watercolor painting by Olga Peregood. Private collection

This is the end of a year and I want to wrap my thoughts about my art and think about future plans. This year is very exploitative. I wear myself with different roles according to my art, experimented, I was brave enough to do things just for try before I decide like or no. The more roles I explore the more opened I became to something new. There is no thing on my way, which I is "yes, that's it!". I'm still learning and searching.

The more I step on my curious journey the clearly see things that I did from my heart. And I'm so happy such things emerged. So my plan for next year is keeping the way I do things from my heart.

I'm thankful I have the possibilities to paint almost every day and to share my art with the world. I'm thankful new people that let me know what they think about my teaching. Now I understand what and how to make better and even more exciting.

I had so complex and replete year I can't imagine where I will be in the next. I wish everyone explore as much as you can and enjoy both success and mistakes on your art journey. I wish everyone be brave to move from your comfort zone and try new things before you decide like it or not.


WOW Effects for cats

Hello, everyone! Well, who would believe that this simple technique from my course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor" that launched just yesterday

Original cat Älfchen watercolor portrait by Olga Peregood. First layer. Using salt effect for fur effect.
will turn into this?

Original cat Älfchen watercolor portrait by Olga Peregood. SOLD

You can now go watch it. Go on my Virtual Class via this link - http://lazywonderbrush.blogspot.com/2015/12/announcing-new-course-creating-wow.html

P.S. Thank you, magicmove, for providing me with your Älfchen cat from Germany photograph!



Announcing new course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor"

Second course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor" with Olga Peregood. The Cover
Hello, my dear readers and students! I'm teaching online so I supposed my student might follow me in this blog.

I honestly  don't know how explain my excitement right now . Because I am beyond the truth. Guys, my course came out!!! I shoot for 3 days. Basically we were get to the root, to the deep root how to create a water fish can't live without, how to gain such fur you eager to touch it, how to Let Wind To Play Beneath Leaves, what makes eyes looks glassy and so real. You can now go watch it. Go on my Virtual Class via this link - http://lazywonderbrush.blogspot.ca/p/shop.html

Trailer for second course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor" with Olga Peregood. Single frame

If you guys watch it, please leave me a comment, please give me some feedback! I love to know your thoughts, because this is a course that is totally open up to discussion, this is something that I wanna hear about, because its not just about me painting, in fact that I'm  in front of the camera, but it was complete not about me. It's about approaching all this things and learn about different ways in watercolor and at the same time its something so fun and great like creation.

So ...I'm so excited that you guys finally have the opportunity to check it out. So if you have a moment, enroll into this course, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, so you can updated with all new videos, things that come out.

When I first watched finished course with my fam and friends on a large screen in our living room, I was so excited how it all looks like! It's not a course like step by steps, watching me paintig. It's a course that goes a lot deeper and more attractive and engaging, that makes you wanting grab your watercolors and paint rapidly.

Please let me know what you think of it, please leave a comment in Virtual Class, when you enroll into the course. I worked hard on it. I had study I had repainting, I was...It was a lot of work!

Thank you to everybody who enroll, take the opportunity.

So go watch it, go enroll into the course in my Virtual Class. I love you, like a crazy.

About course

Since I start teaching my first stop was give you the basics and I'm explored the latest watercolor techniques, some extreme effects with salt, even dive into destroying pigments you already have….that was a lot of fun and my first course "Watercolor Treasure Chest" I launched recently.

After basics my next stop is effects and I'm going explore the ways, techniques, tips and tricks that create WOW effects on painting. There are will be not just cats as everyone might think because of the cover. Surprise! Flowers, deer, fish, and many more other different subjects even dive into free experimenting and face on what happens….that is my second course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor"!

Watch trailer for my second course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor"- http://lazywonderbrush.blogspot.ca/p/shop.html



How to look cute when you just woke up

Hello, everyone!
Let me introduce...This is Mickey. Thank you, SAVVY88 from USA, for letting me paint him in my favorite medium watercolor.

Mickey just woke up.
He just woke up. And while he get dressed let's choose color palette for him.

Exclusive step by step tutorial!

This is very first layer, light sketch but without a pencil. Lucky one. I already see my subject, aren't you?

Original Mickey portrait watercolor bu Olga Peregood. Stage 1. Light sketch and palette

Connect color dots with water and see more colors while mixing process.

Color palette for future dog portrait

Once we happy with the palette let's go forward! Paint Mickey's left eye and nose with dark bold color.

Original Mickey portrait watercolor bu Olga Peregood. Stage 2. Adding eye and nose

He is looking at me. Already. Leave his right eye for later or forever. Paint an ear, so Mickey can hear us.

Original Mickey portrait watercolor bu Olga Peregood. Stage 3. Adding an ear

Continue develop top edge of a head, work on negative shape and a background. Look painting is almost done! Finally using Quinacridone Red and Purple from palette.

Original Mickey portrait watercolor bu Olga Peregood. Stage 4. Adding background

Wait while salt completely dry and paint soft fur. And that's it! Good morning, Mickey! Iwish everyone looks as cute as you when woke up in the morning!

Original Mickey portrait watercolor bu Olga Peregood. Final result
The moment I showed watercolor painting to owner I received another request to paint bulldog from another customer! I'm so busy artist right now.


What makes you a professional

Hi, everyone! It was most of the complex time of my life. New country, new life, changes, transformations. New role as a professional artist, watercolorist and a teacher. And the most exciting as well. I met so many wonderful and talented artists and friends. I had happy days. With my art and continue to paint helped overcome the most hardest and unhappy days.

I learned so much. I figured out that your growth as a professional it's not about just became a master of techniques and ability to capture different subjects with excitement. It's about be strong and continue do what you do in the most dark and hardest time in life. When everyone give up and fall, continue to go your way and your dreams.

Next day I posted Santa snow come. I get up in the morning and saw spectacular Christmas scene behind my window. Everything was white, perfect lighting and I painted as I missed this white daylight I didn't enjoy so long time!

I thought a great way to start my Christmas sale, wrap all tutorials made in 2015 in one set.
All tutorials made in 2015 in one set



Two mexican pairs of eyes staring at me

Original Simon and Bruno watercolor painting by Olga Peregood
Hello! Yesterday post we talk about wet blur layer which is going to be a Bruno portrait.
Today Bruno has a friend Simon and they both magically come alive on my table easel. Bruno and Simon were rescued and adopted in Canada. They both loved so much so an owners asked me to paint them in my style in watercolor recently.

To say I enjoyed paint these guys is to say nothing. Since two pairs of eyes staring at me I had a special moments painting. Thank you Michelle and Jody for make this experience happened in my life. I feel like I should pay!

Original Simon and Bruno watercolor painting by Olga Peregood


I don’t really have a good eye of an artist like you do

Bruno watercolor portrait in process by Olga Peregood

Hi, there! Watercolor is so beautiful medium in process when colors are still wet. I want to sit and enjoy watching colors mixed together and how new watermarks forms as time goes by and painting dries, imagining possibilities I can use those for painting.

BUT. There are several issues came from my students: "I don’t really have a good eye of an artist like you do. You’re able to see the roses, faces, leaves hidden in the paint and brought them to life. It amazed me".

I became an artist not in one day as my skill to see future subject in wet blur wash.  I learned. And I know how hard it in the beginning to believe you can. That is why I love to share. And I am still learning and want you too! If you watched my "Watercolor Treasure Chest" I explained in details how to build your skill and open your imagination.

I can't wait tomorrow morning I continue to work on Bruno portrait. Bruno was rescued from Mexico and now he is adopting in Canada.

Come and watch how I paint dog commissions in this tutorial "Guess What It Is?" - http://lazywonderbrush.teachable.com/p/ladywonderbrush-tutorials-2015




Fingers cross!

Behind the stage of filming upcoming course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor"
Hello, everyone! I was so busy last week. It was hot days filming my next course "Creating WOW Effects In Watercolor". I received so many requests on what to paint using techniques you discovered in this Watercolor Treasure Chest's course! And the most popular were....PETS! 

I cover so many subjects in this course so fingers cross editing and producing the finished course fit before Christmas.

Tomorrow I will add final touch and show you one of my recent painting and how I choose right colors before start to paint. This one is so bright in colors and good example fro that aim.

I hope your exercises goes well. My exercises in next class will use every technique from my course "Watercolor Treasure Chest". The more you master this class the more fun you will have later.

You can join "Watercolor Treasure Chest" via this link - http://bit.ly/2h8avC9

Have a nice day and paintings,


New course and cat in watercolor

Original watercolor Sean painting by Olga Peregood
Hi, there! This is my recent watercolor portrait of cat Sean. The owner, talented artist, teacher and my student Beth Spencer requested me to paint her lovely boy in watercolor in my style for upcoming watercolor painting course called "Creating WOW Effects With Watercolor". Actually I was going to show it in this video course, but as you can see I can't keep it in secret.

I know there are wonderful artists might interested how I painted him. So, luckily I took photo in process. If you watched my course "Watercolor Treasure Chest" it is clear to see techniques I used.

Applying watercolor technique with salt from my course "Watercolor Treasure Chest"


New watercolor friend from parcel and wonderful adventure

Luckily I have wonderful bouquet of purple carnations while unpacking my parcel from art supplies store
Hi! When I unpack my parcel from art supplies store I rapidly try new tube of Purple Lake by Winsor & Newton. I always look for what's new on the market and let myself to try at least one new color a month. I made a simple swatch of it as I usually do to meet my new watercolor friend before invite it to my paintings.

My watercolor friend Purple Lake by Winsor & Newton from here
Now I get excited of coming wonderful ideas what I can paint with this color!

Luckily I have wonderful bouquet of purple carnations while unpacking my parcel from art supplies store
I had wonderful bouquet of fresh carnations at that moment and look how this tube is perfect to paint purple carnation!

Single frame from video painting session on my You Tube channel
Watch me painting this idea in this videos and our wonderful adventure with the medium:
Purple Carnation painting session. Video #1 - https://youtu.be/Qi12d8eN5iY
Purple Carnation painting session. Video #2 - https://youtu.be/CBEe2rYG0ZY



That Dog!

Hi, my name is Olga. I am a professional artist and watercolor addict from Ontario, Canada.

I adore nature, animals, especially dogs. I absolutely love them. Paint them in my favorite medium watercolor is pure joy for me.

This is my recent commission of pet portrait painting in my favorite medium watercolor.

Original watercolor "Bailey" portrait by Olga Peregood
This is the most happy of my customers and Boston Terrier owner I had! Bailey was watching the SeaHawls football game. She was a little jersey on and sits near. She is always in a good mood and always up for treats. That is what she is doing in the pic, she is looking forward to a treat. I have so much fun painting her! Owner said I captured her personality and this is the most valuable appreciation for me as an artist!

This is between stages process of creation.

If you like my Bailey and you want me to share video demonstration how I paint dogs, please let me know in comments below. Your lovely pet might be a STAR of my next course as right now I am working on it and open for requests from you.

Have a nice day,




My Course ❖ Pet Portrait ❖ Trailer Story ❖ Updates


Hello! It is almost a month since I launched my course Watercolor Treasure Chest: 7 Techniques For Amazing Watercolors. Remember the fair to start teaching in front of my students. Now my favorite part of a day is early morning when  I get up and check what are new wonderful and talented people from 65 countries around the World enrolled into my class!

Cover for my course "Watercolor Treasure Chest"

I received so wonderful reviews and e-mails from happy students and so many requests on what to paint next! Now I am working on next one. I can't wait to show what an exciting subjects you can paint using techniques from Watercolor Treasure Chest.
When I was launching this course I said I hope I will love teaching as much as painting. Now I'm definitely do!

Blog updates

My SHOP is updated with some very cool stuff
I spent my yesterday by updating this blog. It's so exciting to see how as my art grows my blog grows either. There are new pages "Shop", "Tutorials" and "About Me" updated.

Thank you for being a part of my art journey and for following this blog.
Have a nice day,


I did it again!

Original "Someone's Lovely Puppy" and "Blue Jay" watercolors by Olga Peregood demonstrated LIVE on Periscope @ladywonderbrush

Hi, there! I did it again. During my today`s afternoon painting demonstration I have so much fun.

The idea to make Periscope sessions come from this blog from favorite topic "Behind My Shoulders", where I am sharing how I paint in real timeline and in real stages in process, where I am painting just for myself not for demonstrations, tutorials, not for my paintings to be sold, where I haven't limits in time, deadlines, etc. There truly I am painting.

For today's Periscope session I've demonstrated a puppy and a bird in watercolor. So my viewers might follow me and figure out how the paintings  develop in real timeline in stages.

On my tutorials you can see how painting magically appears just in 20 minutes! I don`t want to deceive my viewers as for filming process I should speed up, also film goes through editing process with cutting.

So why I really love Periscope is because this is real life is going on here. There is no glam, editing, scenario. Here I can freely share the atmosphere while I am painting.

Thank everyone who joined me and enjoyed watching how "Someone's Lovely Puppy" and "Blue Jay" paintings magically appears on my easel.

Now I can't wait tomorrow afternoon I can continue work on tail for blue jay and fur for puppy! If you interested join me on Periscope, you are welcome! There will be a link on my Twitter when it happens. It will available 24 hours  for replay. So if you go on my Twitter before 1:22 PM - 30 Oct 2015 you might watch my session.



How to paint dogs in watercolour

Original "Someone's Lovely Puppy" watercolor painting by Olga Peregood. In progress

Hi, there! Do you have a Periscope?

Not so long time ago I find out about Periscope LIVE events and idea to take part and paint something hitted me so high. Today afternoon I decide to give a try and paint "Someone's Lovely Puppy" watercolor. I did't know how if anybody was watching me as I still learning how to use this app, but it feels like hundreds and hundreds people was sticking their eyes on me! I forgot all English words I have learned and hardly said something in the end of a session.

When session was finished and I uploaded a result in good quality photograph of my 1 wash of a puppy on this blog I was absolutely thrilled with the result! I love this puppy so much and already see it is SO wonderful example how to paint dogs in watercolour! I think there is a little magic happen during demonstrating livestream.

Single frame of Periscope session today afternoon

I am going to improve my scoping skills and collect my Periscope sessions of painting process of this puppy and upload a final video demonstration on my You Tube channel here

Now I can't wait tomorrow afternoon I can continue work on next layer! If you interested join me on Periscope, you are welcome! There will be a link on my Twitter when it happens. It will looks something like that and available 24h for replay:

This is how a link for watching LIVE broadcast is looks like on Twitter
In this demonstration I used techniques from my lovely watercolor painting tutorial "Guess What It Is?" - http://lazywonderbrush.teachable.com/courses/enrolled/guess-what-it-is



how to paint with water colors for new artists

Cover for online class "Watercolor Treasure Chest: Discover Watercolor As A Treasure In 7 Steps" with Olga Peregood
I was invited to teach a class how to paint with water colors. So for the last month, I’ve poured my heart into creating Watercolor Treasure Chest: Discover Watercolor As A Treasure In 7 Steps, an experience for you my friends who not only yearn to come alive with a creative pursuit, but to experience the unparalleled delight of painting in watercolor.

This class was born out of my commitment to myself to share with others what I have learned. At that moment I feel overwhelmed by benefits watercolor bring to me and my life. I have so much to share so I can`t not to share!

In this class, I show to my students the keys to the treasure chest what watercolor is truly is.

If you are ready to learn this magical medium in a new way you haven't considered before - join us.

Come and join my class for new artists - http://bit.ly/2h8avC9



This is how true nature looks like for me

Bag with chipmunk printed on it. For printing is used original watercolor of chipmunk by Olga Peregood

Hello! I have a collection of beautiful photos from my recent trip to Algonquin Park in Ontario in Canada I would like to share on my blog. This is how true nature looks like for me and it`s really is!

Climbing the rock around a huge lake under
Forest is so healthy here, true,  natural and wild.
So much inspiration here.
My chipmunk bag starts the conversation
I feel blessed to coming up in this powerful place. After 3 hours I was overwhelmed by creative ideas, so tired and so charged at the same time. Nature is always being the most inspirational thing for me. And cute little creates as well.

You need nuts to pass the Algonquin park

You can purchase my chipmunk bag shipping worldwide via this link - http://bit.ly/1V0JHyD



How to paint fuzzy cute animal

Original watercolor by Olga Peregood. SOLD

Hello, my dear readers! I wish everyone to find what you love to do in life [hobby] and have the possibilities to do it regularly. I have so much from mine. My hobbies [there are many, watercolor is stronger than others] are helping to pass through the hardest times in my life, and just feel energized during the day. Spending time regularly by doing what you love is influences on every sphere of your life. This is an escape, the place of power, the resource.

People attend my Virtual Class, saying I am so creative. My wish for sharing is turned into my video tutorials this year. But the more I share the more I receive. My next 2 video courses that coming this fall is so rich. And as soon as I filmed them I have even more creative ideas to share in the future about watercolor. The possibilities of this magical medium is endless!

The cover for watercolor painting tutorial "Fuzzy &Fluey. Lama"

This lama painting from my recent watercolor painting tutorial "Fuzzy &Fluey. Lama" is already sold. You can still enjoy watching online anytime in my Virtual Class how I create this fuzzy cute animal via this link - http://bit.ly/1eDcrwT



Capturing Stock Flower`s Magic On Camera

Original milky stock flower watercolor painting in process by Olga Peregood. Fragment of first layer.
Original milky stock flower watercolor painting in process by Olga Peregood. Fragment of first layer
I used Watercolor Naples Yellow by Daniel Smith
Hello my dear readers! I found a new favorite flower while living in Canada. This is milky stock flower.
Milky stock flower near my easel
Milky stock flower near my easel
Their messy petals and aroma are looks impossible to portray so each time I look on it I tried to imagine how I would paint it in watercolor.

Time pass and stock flowers start to loose their freshness. I rapidly  took 3 pieces of paper and set a challenge to try all techniques I have learn and explore in watercolor to portray my new favorite while it is still fresh and in form.

I like to follow and see how each painting is develops. There is one flower and 3 different ways of painting them! Ultramarine painting on top is my favorite right now.

I turn my camera on on each stage of my painting session. I hope there is wonderful collection of painting sessions will come out when I will be finished.



Imaginative paintings of white roses in watercolor

Original watercolor "Three Lemony Beauties" by Olga Peregood
Hello my dear readers! Since I approached imaginative paintings and techniques to create them using watercolor I totally fall in love with this style of working. Every time I pick up my brush there is new adventure. Every wash and every piece of paper is useful. You never know what a result will be.

In this one of my imaginative paintings of white roses in watercolor I took an old wash and turn it into lemony beauties.

Luckily I captured the final stage of painting lemony roses in my video -
Playlist of watercolor imaginative paintings by Olga Peregood on 'lazywonderbrush' You Tube channel
In this demonstration I used techniques from my watercolor painting tutorial in my Virtual Class "Escaping Winter. Roses" - http://bit.ly/2g00SCX

Check out for availability of original painting in my picture Gallery



Shift ✿ܓHuge step forward into bigger format

Original watercolor gladiolus painting by Olga Peregood. First wash on a larger format
Original watercolor gladiolus painting by Olga Peregood. First wash on a larger format
Hello, my dear readers! I bought a beautiful long bouquet of gladiolus, standing near my mirror. Reflection in mirror multiply the illusion twice and each time you watch in a mirror first time in the morning there are beautiful frame of flowers around you. I like the idea to surround your living space with such pleasant little tricks. I believe such a little gifts that we create for ourselves influences on our mood and hole day.

My inspirational long bouquet of gladiolus, standing near my mirror
My inspirational long bouquet of gladiolus, standing near my mirror

Gladiolus so fresh and beautiful it seems impossible to portray such a colors and their beauty. There is waiting challenge to go out of my comfort zone and move to the larger format in painting still in my mind. So paint long stems gladiolus in original size on a large piece of paper was an excellent idea to learn\approach painting on a larger piece of paper.

Original watercolor gladiolus painting by Olga Peregood
Original watercolor gladiolus painting by Olga Peregood. First wash on a larger format
This is my previous blog post about my step into bigger format, which was year ago and what happened when I did it - http://ladywonderbrush.blogspot.com/2014/07/one-little-step-forward-into-bigger.html

I had so much fun painting on a larger piece of paper. There are more pleasure, more joy, more watermarks!



Watercolor paintings of roses. SOLD

Random frame from video demonstration
Removing a cling wrap to create rose petals illusion
Hi, there! Welcome to my studio vlog and join my Sunday`s afternoon painting time! This is one from my recent watercolor paintings of roses which is called "Morning Gold". Started as an exercise on a scrap piece of paper and turned into beautiful golden rose and video for my YT channel 'lazywonderbrush`!

Original watercolor "Morning Gold" painting by Olga Peregood. SOLD
Created while demonstrating for YouTube video
Follow and watch me painting this Morning Gold on my YouTube channel `lazywonderbrush` via this link - https://youtu.be/UUhJE8KXF1o

In this demonstration I followed techniques from my watercolor painting tutorial "Escaping Winter. Roses" - http://bit.ly/2g00SCX

Have a wonderful time painting,


My watercolor friend ❖ Yellow Green

Applying new green for my peony watercolor painting
Applying new green for my peony watercolor painting
Hi, there! When I first tried this color I was so excites about it so I wanted rapidly paint something. I had my peony watercolor painting in the process waiting for fresh ideas. The next layer I apply new tube. Look, the way this color highlight my peony is amazing!

Now I want to drop this color into every my painting since then.

Squeezing into my palette Yellow Green by Turner Artists Watercolour
Squeezing into my palette Yellow Green by Turner Artists Watercolour
I purchased this tube via this link - http://bit.ly/2myg2oC

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