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Tummy Rubb Studio
Originally from Moscow, Russia, I am an artist living and working in Houston, TX. I create art traditionally and digitally, and I teach online and live classes.
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 27
Tired from Black Friday shopping or maybe done already? Watch this new video tutorial about painting bright lights like burning candles, Christmas trees, and fireplaces with watercolor. I used a mixed media technique for this still life and included also…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 19
I publish a new video tutorial every Friday, all of them are dedicated to water media techniques and materials. The next one on painting candlelight with watercolor is coming tomorrow. Meanwhile, check out this piggy portrait being painted - it's the sec…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 17
Just today and tomorrow left to register for my virtual class Painting Bright Lights and Shimmering Dark with Watercolor! I'll be teaching it on November 21 at 10 am in partnership with @watercolorhouston Registration closes Thursday, November 19th. It …
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 6
Registration has just opened for Painting Bright Lights and Shimmering Dark with Watercolor - a virtual class I'll be teaching on November 21 at 10 am in partnership with @watercolorhouston We will talk about colors and techniques necessary to paint thi…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 4
Working in my studio today on some new classes and some holiday themed art in preparation for the end-of-year sale. Meanwhile, you can take a look at the classes that I've already published; they are available 24/7 on Skillshare and Udemy, and you can ta…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Nov 3
As my goal this fall is to improve my landscape painting skills, I decided to start with improving my greens. I found extremely valuable advice on greens (and on color mixing in general) in Jeanne Dobie's book Making Color Sing. She suggests not mixing g…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 30
Warming up your muscles is just as important before painting as it is before any physical activity. In the new video on Tummy Rubb Studio's YouTube channel I practice with some gesture drawings of ballet dancers. I go from pencil, which is easier to cont…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 28
Got my reference photos lined up, but having a really hard time finding motivation to paint. Maybe because it suddenly feels like winter here in Houston. How to you motivate yourself for creative tasks? Coffee? Music? A walk in the park? . . .
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 23
Tummy Rubb Studio's YouTube channel keeps growing with more and more super useful videos on various techniques for painting with watercolor, gouache and acrylics. Today I published a new video on negative painting in watercolor, which is very important f…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 11
Do you believe that everything in our life happens for a reason? Here is a story from my artistic journey – how I became an art teacher. Every Wednesday I used to go to live model figure sketching at the Watercolor Art Society - Houston (WAS-H). I really…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 6
Painting clusters of small flowers with watercolor can be a challenge. The key is to define larger forms first, before you start on the details. Would you like to see step by step painting process? Go to Tummy Rubb Studio channel on YouTube and check out…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Oct 1
Today I'm packing for a weekend art trip to Corpus Christi, TX. It's a fine balance between having a variety of tools for various subjects I might be capturing and not packing up the whole studio. Here is what I'm taking: Sketchbook Cold press watercolor…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 23
Third day of rain here in Houston, TX, gray and drizzly. Here is a sunny bouquet I painted yesterday to cheer us all up a bit. 🌺🌸🌹🍁🍂🌼🌻 . . . tummyrubbstudio
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 16
A little about my art journey... I was born in the Soviet Union and was drawing since I could hold a pencil. I decided to go to the architectural college picturing myself behind a drawing board adding sweeps of beautiful colors to a facade or an urban pa…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 13
I had a lot of work this week, so I thought I'd have a quiet Sunday and go through my art books. Here is a list of my absolute favorites that I just had to share with you. Have you read any of these? Do you have a favorite "how to" art book? 1) Stephen Q…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 10
Last chance to register for my White and Bright Flowers class! Registration closes today at noon CDT. We will talk about my easy technique of painting fabulous flowers (like these tulips) with a combination of watercolor and gouache. Hurry up to watercol…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 9
Do you love flowers but struggle to capture their beauty with watercolor? I have a solution - combine watercolor with gouache. Great results with only fraction of pain and frustration! 😀😀😀 I'll be teaching this technique during my live online class i…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 8
When you buy classes on Udemy, your purchase is completely risk free. You get a life-time access and a 30 day money back guarantee. (I'm a poet and don't I know it! 😄) I published six classes on Udemy, my most popular one is Procreate to Paper: Digit…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 4
Some subjects we paint - like these dandelions - have a lot of texture. There are many ways to add texture to a watercolor painting - salt, water, plastic wrap, various media. One of the easiest and most appropriate in this case (in my opinion) was to us…
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Tummy Rubb Studio Sep 2
I just finished reading Ron Stocke’s En Plain Air Watercolor (), which I highly recommend to anyone interested in learning or improving their landscape/cityscape skills. The main take away for me, which I tried to apply in this sketch, was the …
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