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October 9th, 2014Beginner friendly landscape painting: Morning Field
Watercolor Class Preview: How to prepare color schemes for plein air paintings. Why you want to scribble an initial thumbnail sketch. How to pick the right size of watercolor paper for plein air. Why temperature and wind should influence your planning. How to paint fields. How to paint trees. How to paint shadows. How to paint clouds. How to paint blue skies. When to let paint dry before continuing. How to paint mountains. Reference Photo Initial Sketch Final Painting What does yours look like? Send it to us via a...
Categories: Beginner Lessons , All Lessons , Plain airby Vinita Pappas
October 22nd, 2014Pathway To Spring Bouquet
Watercolor Class Preview: Why 300 lb paper is sometimes a better option than 140 lb paper. How to paint close-up flowers. Why certain brushes are more suitable for certain jobs. Why tilting your canvas can create special effects. How to balance a loose look with a more refined look. How to paint a close-up rose from start to finish. What negative painting is and how to practice it. How to make adjustments by lifting paint. How to use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to bring back a white area. How to scrape highlights onto leaves. How to avoid overworking your painting. Reference Photo ...
Categories: Technique Lessons , Beginner Lessonsby Vinita Pappas
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"April showers bring May flowers", so here's a fun floral-themed lesson for you to enjoy! Let's paint unique watercolor flowers - rose edition - with Dana as she walks us through some basic watercolor techniques.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
Have you seen those 500 color sets of paint? Do you really need all that? While it may be fun to pretend to be a princess and have every color available to mankind… this really not a good plan for buying paint. Unless you are really enamored with a special tint, it’s best to leave most of the colors at the store and only bring home a few… and I will tell you why.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
There are three key things that make watercolors completely different from other paint mediums. These are also tips to help you with your painting success. If you know the nature of the thing, your interactions with the thing become more satisfying. Here are three key things to know about the nature of watercolor paints that we’ve never said before.Categories: Watercolor Techniques