Category Archives: Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting

This Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting category is for articles especially written for new watercolor artists.

Removing stray watercolor droplets in your sky

Stray watercolor droplets in the sky Sometime when you are painting the odd tiny drop of watercolor paint will land on a light area of your painting like the sky. How can you fix this? One way is to very quickly touch it with the tip of a tissue. Don’t press on it or you Continue Reading …»

How to fix a watercolor painting

A watercolor painting can be fixed One often hears artists say that you cannot fix a watercolor painting once you have painted it or a section of it. This is not necessarily true, there are many things you can do to repair a painting or part of it. At worst there are things you can do Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Paper Selection

How to choose the best watercolor paper for your painting? You can’t just paint a watercolor painting on any type of paper. You need to use artists’ quality watercolor paper if you want to produce good work that will survive the test of time. Some cheap papers have little or no sizing on them which Continue Reading …»

Painting the sea, people and birds with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the sea Now the sand is done we will now look at painting the sea. Using the same mix of watercolor paints but make sure the consistency is stronger than that used for the sky; we use a dry brush technique to paint the water. I use the point of my brush to establish Continue Reading …»

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 …»

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