Have you ever found yourself wondering which side of watercolor paper to use? Maybe you cut up a large sheet into smaller pieces, and now you’re wondering which was the “right” side to paint on? Or if you’ve removed a sheet from a watercolor block or a pad then you’re facing the same problem…I’ve found myself in this situation a few times. The important question being whether there’s a “correct
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So you're ready to make a dent in the world of watercolors ? Good for you. My love affair with painting began when I was a kid. But this blog isn’t about me... I started this website to share everything I've learned about watercolors in the hopes that it might help & inspire others to pursue the same creative voyage.
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You can easily spend a small fortune on brushes. So if you want your investment to last, it’s probably a good idea to learn how to clean your watercolor brushes and generally take care of them.With a little care and attention a good brush can last for years. I still use some sable brushes which I bought decades ago! (Yes… you did read that correctly!) Compared to other mediums like oil
Last week we had our first snowfall. Well… It was more like frozen rain! But it was enough to get me in the mood to paint a winter watercolor scene, which I’d like to share with you below. If you’d like to follow along then you can download my sketch template and transfer it to watercolor paper.I’ll go over various watercolor techniques and some art theory, and do my best
Here’s the thing…There are lots of “reviews” about which are the best watercolor paints on the market. But none of them seem to tell you “how” to choose what’s best for your needs.And frankly, most of those reviews seem to have been written by people who probably haven’t picked up a paint brush in their life !I have to admit...when I first started watercolors I agonized over my choice of
Setting up a watercolor palette can be a bit of a brain-teaser, especially when you begin learning watercolors. When I first started painting it took me a while to figure out which colors to use and how to organize them. And over time, I’ve agonized over the best choice of paints to include in my palette!Personalizing your palette might seem trivial, but if it’s done correctly it’s a valuable step
A watercolor sketch can be defined as an unfinished, unrefined painting, usually made as a rough draft before a finished work of art. Some people see it as part of a process. But I think these simple versions of paintings are a valuable ingredient to successful watercolors. Sketching is a good habit for developing and improving your skills, without the fear of spoiling a sophisticated watercolor.In a way, the notion of
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