Painting Watercolor Skies with Confidence May 27, 2024

Watercolor skies are captivating! They are gorgeous to look at, and also incredibly satisfying to create. 

But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to paint.  

This blog and video will provide you with the knowledge you need to paint gorgeous skies that will add intrigue and...

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Watercolor Painting Light to Dark May 20, 2024

We all want that atmospheric light, that luminous glow, that bright sunlight in our watercolor paintings. 

To depict brilliant light, we must push our dark values as well as our light values. We want a full range of tonal values.

The interplay between light and dark is essential. And to...

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A Simple Watercolor Painting Background Tutorial May 13, 2024

Often it’s the details of our painting that get the most attention and praise. So new watercolor artists often believe that the more detail they add to their paintings, the better they’ll turn out. 

In fact, the opposite is true. Too much detail makes for chaotic, unordered,...

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Learn These Steps to the Watercolor Painting Process May 06, 2024

Whether you’re rendering a landscape, creating a nocturne, or painting a portrait, you need a concrete plan. Before you pick up your brush and mix your paints, let’s go through each step of the watercolor painting process. 

No matter what scene I am working on, I paint my...

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Top Watercolor Techniques to Create Depth in a Painting Apr 29, 2024

As a beginning watercolor artist, have you ever wondered how to create distance and depth on a thin sheet of paper? 

This blog post is going to address this topic head on. In it, I offer you four practical watercolor techniques to create depth in your watercolors.

How to Create Depth in a...

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Mastering the Art of Watercolor Landscapes Apr 22, 2024

Watercolor Landscapes become easier the more you can watch the watercolor painting process and practice watercolor techniques. That’s why today I am going to walk you through the steps I took to paint this watercolor featuring my son.

Step-by-step Watercolor Tutorial: A Special Landscape

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How to Improve Composition in Watercolor Apr 15, 2024

Have you ever completed a painting and felt disappointed? 

Maybe something just feels off, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is. Consider that there might be something wrong with the composition of your watercolor painting

Good composition can be...

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How to Simplify a Complex Scene in Watercolor Apr 08, 2024

Have you ever had a reference photo of a scene you wanted to paint, but it just felt too difficult? Maybe you felt intimidated by the intricacy of the scene. Maybe you felt unsure of your ability to render the watercolor subject, given its complexities. 

This blog and video address this...

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