Category Archives for Watercolor for Beginners

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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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 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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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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