Did you put up the Christmas tree yet ?Are you ready to mail out those cards ?I think sending hand-painted watercolor cards for Christmas is perhaps one of the best ways to show people your affection for them. It adds a personal touch that's always appreciated.Especially this year, because we probably won’t get to see as many folks as we would like.So I wanted to show you some quick and
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I’ve been scratching my head for several days ! Finding the ideal gifts for everyone is a real brain-teaser. It doesn’t help that whenever you ask people what they would like for Christmas you get the answer “Err… Let me think about it” ! So for all of you struggling to find gift ideas for watercolor artists I wanted to share some suggestions with you. This list of presents includes
The thing about pine cones is they have a very complicated appearance. For this reason they seem like very tricky subjects to paint.In this article I’ll show you how to simplify the process of painting pine cones in watercolor.These prickly little things are a great subject for practicing your painting skills. And where I am at this time of the year there’s an abundance of pine cones. They’re easy to
I recently painted this watercolor sketch as a way to explain the concept of lost and found edges in watercolors. This is mostly a fancy name for “hard and soft edges”. But in art, “lost edges” are a special type of soft edge where two adjacent shapes appear to combine to become one big shape.Good artists use a wide variety of edges in their paintings, ranging from sharp well defined
Recently an artist asked me about the toxicity of watercolor paint. It’s true… As artists we should be aware of ecological and health considerations like this. And although I’m not an expert, I thought I could gather together some information to help others interested in this aspect of watercolor painting. So, is your watercolor paint toxic? The quick answer is that the majority of watercolors are classified as having “no
The other day my daughter said we should get some pumpkins so we could make jack o’lanterns. I admit, this is probably my favorite activity at Halloween. But this year I decided to extend the fun and do some Halloween watercolor paintings ! You can follow along in the step by step tutorials below… And I reckon these paintings will take you less time than to scoop out and carve
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