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Watercolor Lessons

Everything you need to know for watercolor painting

Grab your painting supplies and get ready for these watercolor painting tutorials. Painting in watercolor requires watercolor paints, watercolor paper, watercolor brushes, a glass of water and a palette. If using cake (hard) or pan (moist) paints, moisten all your colors with a few drops of water from the tip of your brush. The more you practice watercolor painting, the more you’ll develop your own unique style and painting technique.

What are the professional watercolorists preferences for tools and colors? The following lists include color, paper and brush preferences of accomplished, professional artists, past and present. For some artists, it doesn’t take much …
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Finding the depth in art We function in a multidimensional universe and have to funnel our creativity into only two or three of those dimensions. In sculpture and related fields of art we …

Blockx (Belgium) Years in business: 130+ The Blockx company was founded by the Belgium chemist Jacques Blockx in the 1860’s. His artist friends coerced him to make a selection of paints for their …
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History of the Watercolor Industry Origins and Original Recipes Watercolor came to western artists in the late 1400s. Artists had to formulate, prepare and grind their own watercolor paint and tended to keep …
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Your brush with destiny Watercolor brushes are traditionally made of the red sable hair that comes from the pricey little critters of fur coat fame. Over the centuries artists have winnowed out the …
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Stretching your watercolor paper has certain aesthetic advantages. You’ll end up with a perfectly flat surface on which to work. This surface will stay relatively flat as you work and the finished painting …
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Philsophy of Sumi-e The Philosophy of Sumi-e is contrast and harmony, expressing simple beauty and elegance. The Tai Chi diagram demonstrates the perfectly balanced interchange of the two dynamically opposed forces of the …
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In creating the watercolor “The Path Chosen” I used the following basic techniques: Flat wash, graded wash, glazed wash, dry brush, wet-in-wet, various wet and dry lift techniques, scrafitto, and Grafix® Incredible White Mask …

Ono! it’s plastic A very brief history of acrylic paint In a 1901 Germany laboratory, the noted chemist Dr. OTTO RÖHM first made synthetic acrylic resin. His ideas were brought into American commercial …