Category Archives: Design

The importance of good design when watercolor painting.

How to use color thumbnails to change mood

Coastal Seascape watercolor painting by Margaret Ng, new color scheme

Recently one of my students painted a nice watercolor seascape. Her reference photo was of a coastal scene at Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. It was of a bright day and her original painting reflected this. However she wanted to change the mood of her painting and was not sure how to go about it. So Continue Reading …

How to Paint Watercolor Paintings

Watercolor Painting Progression Chart

A watercolor painting usually progresses in the following manner: Large shapes to small shapes Wet on wet to wet on dry (could also be read as from soft edges to hard edges) Light tones (more water in a mix) to dark tones (less water in a mix) Cool colors (distance) to warm colours (closer to Continue Reading …