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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How to make a 12 color watercolor wheel

​I find watercolor mixing fascinating. In my early days as a budding ​artist, I would dive right into a project and rely on intuition and a bit of luck to mix my colors. My art instructor would tell me “learn color mixing before you learn how to paint”. Did I listen ? Nope ! The results were not […]

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Guide to recommended watercolor palette colors

I hear it all the time! What color paints do you recommend? This is something that I agonized over when I first started painting with watercolors! The choice of paint colors is staggering, especially when you consider watercolor brands like Daniel Smith (they have a huge collection of over 250 paints!) And good quality watercolors are expensive! I didn’t […]

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Good Watercolor Brands – Which is Best

Looking for good watercolor brands?  I know what you’re thinking.  There’s a huge choice of watercolors on the market and you haven’t got a clue which are good and which are a waste of time.  I was in the same predicament when I started watercolor painting. Choosing the right ​supplies is a big deal – especially when you’re […]

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How to use Watercolor Tubes

When I first started using watercolors I was confused about all the different types of paint, and which ones I should use. I didn’t really know the difference between tubes or pans (also called “cakes”). Tubes contain “wet” liquid paint, so they are a little bit quicker to mix compared to pans which are like little […]

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