Did you put up the Christmas tree yet ?Are you ready to mail out those cards ?I think sending hand-painted watercolor cards for Christmas is perhaps one of the best

I’ve been scratching my head for several days ! Finding the ideal gifts for everyone is a real brain-teaser. It doesn’t help that whenever you ask people what they would

The thing about pine cones is they have a very complicated appearance. For this reason they seem like very tricky subjects to paint.In this article I’ll show you how to

I recently painted this watercolor sketch as a way to explain the concept of lost and found edges in watercolors. This is mostly a fancy name for “hard and soft

Recently an artist asked me about the toxicity of watercolor paint. It’s true… As artists we should be aware of ecological and health considerations like this. And although I’m not

The other day my daughter said we should get some pumpkins so we could make jack o’lanterns. I admit, this is probably my favorite activity at Halloween. But this year

A limited palette of watercolors does not have to be limiting!Yes… I’m kind of pleased with myself for that sentence! But it’s true.You’ll be happy to know you don’t need

Painting with watercolors is a tricky skill to learn... Yep… I said it. But notice that I used the word “skill”. A skill is something anyone can learn with some

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

​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,

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

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