Simple abstract watercolor painting for beginners

​Fancy trying some abstract watercolor painting ? Good for you. So, let’s talk about ethereality and impermanence… Nope ! Only kidding… Abstract watercolors are a whole lot of fun. And you don’t need to ponder over complicated art concepts to enjoy them. But at the same time, there’s no reason you can’t learn some interesting techniques along the way […]

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The Essential Guide to Watercolor Mixing

It’s exasperating don’t you think ? Not knowing how to mix the color you need… When I first started painting I really didn’t understand how to mix watercolors and get exactly the right hue that I needed. I would simply rely on intuition, throw a few pigments together and hope for the best ! Eventually, I started to […]

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Can you use watercolor on canvas ?

​You know what ? Watercolor paper isn’t the only surface you can paint on ! Yep… That’s right ! In fact one of the most common questions I see asked by artists is: “Can you use watercolor on canvas” ? The quick answer is “yes”. But of course it’s slightly more complicated than that. There a few things you need […]

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How to make a watercolor mixing chart step by step

You’ve seen them… Right ? Those beautiful looking watercolor charts with a rainbow of fantastic colors. It’s only natural that you want to make one yourself. That’s exactly how I felt when I began my adventure into watercolors.So I looked for a simple tutorial about how to make my own watercolor mixing chart. But the more I […]

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How to layer watercolors beautifully

Frustrating isn’t it? Like a lot of new watercolorists, I didn’t understand about layering paint. When I started painting I would use too much water and fuss over the wet paint with my brush. I remember enthusiastically painting layer upon layer of paint until the end result looked murky and overworked! Have you ever found yourself doing […]

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