Beginners

  • The Perfect Beginner Watercolor Exercise

    The Perfect Beginner Watercolor Exercise

    Having a handy collection of exercises is the secret to breaking the ice with watercolor painting. And these uncomplicated, beginner-friendly watercolor shouldn’t be focused on creating finished artwork or hanging masterpieces on the fridge. However, they also shouldn’t be dull or mindless, as beginners need to concentrate on mastering techniques. After all, there are numerous…

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  • Perfect Watercolor Workspace Setup

    Perfect Watercolor Workspace Setup

    I’ve made so many mistakes that could have been easily avoided if I had the proper watercolor workspace. The setup I share with you today isn’t just placing your palette here, or putting brushes in a jar! No, it’s more about having a system that eliminates many common issues like drowning hurt in the wells,…

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  • Top 10 Mistakes New Watercolor Artists Make

    Top 10 Mistakes New Watercolor Artists Make

    In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 mistakes new watercolor artists often make and provide useful tips on how to avoid them. From using poor quality materials to overworking the paper and lacking control with water, we’ll address these issues and more. By identifying these mistakes and learning how to overcome them, you’ll be…

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  • How to Paint with Watercolors Guide

    How to Paint with Watercolors Guide

    Watercolor painting, an expressive and beautiful art form, has been enchanting artists for centuries. The delicate and translucent nature of painting with watercolor creates ethereal effects that breathe life into any subject. Whether you’re a watercolor beginner or an experienced artist seeking to broaden your abilities, this step-by-step guide will equip you with the knowledge…

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  • Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes

    Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes

    Welcome back, fellow fanatics, to the next installment of our watercolor journey! In this video tutorial, we’re expanding our options and skills by learning variegated wet-in-wet wash techniques. A great way to level-up watercolor paintings and turn a rather dull wash into something more exciting. Understanding Variegated Watercolor Washes: Now that you’ve watched the details…

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  • Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes

    Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes

    Welcome to another round of wet-in-wet watercolor techniques! In this guide I will share some tips for creating a simple subject using the ideas we’ve learned so far in the beginner series. It’s nothing new under the sun, but hey, it’s important to get this content out these on the site for those that are…

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  • Blending Watercolor Wash Techniques

    Blending Watercolor Wash Techniques

    Welcome back to the second installment of our watercolor wash techniques series! In this tutorial, we will delve into the art of blending wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry watercolor washes to create a simple yet captivating landscape study. If you’ve been following along, you’re already well on your way to mastering the fundamental skills needed for creating…

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  • Three Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Mixtures

    Three Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Mixtures

    In this blog post, we will dive deep into the world of wet-in-wet watercolor washes. We’ll explore essential tips for mastering the three common mixtures. We’ll discuss other watercolor techniques such as the transparent nature of watercolors, and the importance of timing and water-to-pigment ration. I know, it sounds so technical, but truthfully it’s a…

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  • 5 Ways to Hold a Watercolor Brush

    5 Ways to Hold a Watercolor Brush

    In this blog post, we will explore five key tips for how to hold a watercolor brush to help you achieve the best results in your paintings. Watercolor painting is a beautiful and delicate art form that requires precision, control, and a deep understanding of your tools. One of the fundamental aspects of watercolor painting…

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