This is going to be tricky! Some of you might not like me very much after you try this watercolor practice exercise… I can see people pulling their hair out in frustration already. This tutorial will allow you to practice all of the different watercolor wash techniques, plus your brush control. It means combining a number of painting methods in one go, as well as using a wide range of
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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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In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to paint koi fish in watercolor by building up transparent layers of paint using a glazing technique. One of the amazing characteristics of watercolor is its transparency. When you paint transparent washes of color on top of each other the underlying brush marks remain visible. This produces beautiful multi-layered effects that are unique to watercolors. Painting in this way is a
Daffodils… They’re springing up all over the place!And just about every artist I know is painting these things at the moment. So I thought I’d add my own contribution and show you the step by step process I used to paint these watercolor daffodils.In this tutorial I used a variety of techniques which I’ll describe as I build up the painting layer by layer. And if you’d like to try
Looking for some simple inspiration ? Below you’ll find some watercolor painting ideas which use very simple wet techniques. What do I mean by “wet techniques” ? In watercolors, the colored pigments are held in suspension by the water you use to dilute the paint. While the surface of the paper is damp, or your brush marks are wet, the pigments flow and disperse in ways which sometimes seem unpredictable
I know what you’re thinking… And you’re probably right.I’m a sucker when it comes to buying watercolor supplies !I’m sure I’ve got far too much stuff. Which is why I’m perhaps in a good position to tell you just what you need, and what you don’t…When you get started with watercolors it’s easy to become confused by the vast choice of painting materials. Making bad choices in the beginning can
It’s that time of year again.(For those of you who've forgotten, I’m talking about Valentines day!)And I know what a bunch of romantic folks you are, so in this step by step tutorial I’m going to show you how to paint a rose in watercolor. I’ll go over all the details so you can understand the process from beginning to end.What better way to paint this weekend ?!Flowers are a
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