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About Joe

Owner and adminstration of the Painting With Watercolors website and forum. I am a professional watercolor artist, though I also use other mediums including pen and ink. I also enjoy playing with computers and the internet so this website is a bit of a hobby of mine.

How to paint sand and hills with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the hills with watercolor In this step, figure 5, paint the distant hills, leaving a few untouched areas at the bottom of the closest hill were rocks will be place in the next step. Paint one wash over both hills and let it dry thoroughly. Now paint the foreground hill with a similar strength Continue Reading …

Painting the sky and clouds with watercolor

Simple Beach Scene painting the sky and clouds with watercolors

Painting the sky and clouds After doing the drawing our first watercolor painting step is painting the sky and clouds. Create a very weak mixture of French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna, about the strength of a weak cup of tea. Then using the side of a round brush loaded with only clean water, wet the Continue Reading …

How to Paint with Watercolors: Simple Painting

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Simple Watercolor Painting of a Seascape for beginner watercolor artists This is a simple painting I usually have my watercolor students do in their second or third class. It gives them experience with most of the different edge effects you can create with watercolor paint and a round brush. As it is painted on a Continue Reading …

Cheap Light Box for Artist’s Use

Cheap light boxTape tracing paper onto window

How to make a cheap light box About six years ago I was given a great tip for transferring drawings you do on tracing paper or light weight paper such as Bank. This cheap light box is very cheap – in fact it is so inexpensive it is free! After to you complete your sketch, Continue Reading …

How to Price Paintings or Artwork for Sale

Towards St Marks Plaza Venice watercolor painting

OK, so now we have collected all this information about our painting, where it will hopefully be sold and how it is to be promoted (usually along with a lot of other competing works). So what price do we set for our artwork for sale? I have heard advice like you take the cost of Continue Reading …

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