Watercolor and Gouache Produce a Symphony of Color
This blog outlines a successful process for integrating watercolor and gouache for richly colored and luminous illustrations.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
December 6th, 2022
"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
January 30th, 2023
What is watercolor paper?
If you are a real beginner you might be asking right now: what do you mean watercolor paper? Isn't all paper the same. Most paper - the regular kind that you feed to your printer - does not have adequate absorption capabilities and makes your paint run over the smooth surface rather than stay where you want to put it. Here are three essential things you need to take your brushwork to the next level.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
January 23rd, 2023
Do you enjoy Janet Hill's work as much as we do?
Janet is a visual artist and a children's book author. Her pieces are full of mystery, playfulness, and grace. Each of her paintings seems to tell a story. Just take a look at the main characters and the beautifully added details.Categories: Famous Artists
Go back to basics and strengthen your core skills. Practice these watercolor techniques so it becomes effortless.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
Most mistakes come from putting paint in the wrong place. Here are the different watercolor techniques for fixing that problem.Categories: Watercolor Techniques
One of the easiest watercolor painting ideas is painting silhouettes. Pair this with some bunnies looking at a full moon, and you have something magical without being overly complicated! Check out this tutorial to learn more.Categories: Watercolor Techniques