Paint this Glowing Landscape in Watercolor Nov 27, 2023

Today I'm going to show you step-by-step how to paint this glowing tree in watercolor.

I am painting on Saunders Waterford Cold Press 140lb paper. I have my surface tilted to 35 degrees. I use a variety of brands of brushes.

I mainly stick to a large mop, medium round and smaller synthetic...

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Unlocking Watercolor Mastery: The Watercolor Secret Every Artist Should Know Nov 20, 2023

Today, I'm going to share with you the watercolor lesson that has most dramatically transformed and improved my paintings. 

In 2017, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a workshop with Joseph Zbukvic, one of the greatest watercolor artists of our time.

I learned a lot of...

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Watercolor Techniques Tutorial - From Drawing to Final Wash Nov 13, 2023

Today, I'm going to show you the exact process I used to paint this watercolor landscape scene.

First, we are going to lay in the lightest values of the scene - the parts that are brightest. We'll follow up with our middle values, and then we'll paint the darks and the details that...

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Essential Watercolor Drawing Strategies for Beginners Nov 06, 2023

Drawing is an essential part of the watercolor process.

It's the foundation of a painting, and it acts as a sort of outline for the rest of the watercolor process... so it can feel intimidating. 

But it doesn't have to!

My hope is with this video and blog, I ...

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Creating Depth and Realism: Essential Strategies for Watercolor Landscape Artists Oct 30, 2023

If you follow my work even casually, you know that I love painting watercolor landscapes. 

I am captivated by clouds, enamored by natural light, mesmerized by the changing seasons. The watercolor possibilities are endless when you step outside and spend time in the natural world. ...

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A Top Watercolor Trick You're Going to Want to Hear Oct 23, 2023

It can feel daunting when you step back and think about all the ways you'd like to improve as an artist. There are skills you'll be honing your whole life, lessons around every corner.   

That's why it's so refreshing to come across such a simple trick that can boost your...

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Tips to Achieving the Perfect Paint-to-Water Ratio in Watercolor Oct 16, 2023

Do you remember painting with watercolors when you were a child and being disappointed with the watered-down pigments? Was it a surprise to you when you realized that you could achieve strong, bold colors with watercolor paints? 

It's surprising how little this has to do with the...

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Use Reference Photos to Create Beautiful Watercolors Oct 09, 2023

While I love plein air painting, much of my painting happens in my studio. And when I work inside, I often use reference photos as inspiration to paint a watercolor scene.

But rarely do I find a photograph ready to be painting as is. Before you try to paint a watercolor...

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