Category Archives: Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting

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

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 …

Modified Dry Brush or Broken Edge Technique

Modified Dry Brush Technique to create tree foliage

Modified dry brush Instead of horizontal or vertical dry brush strokes you can use a more curved stroke using the body of the brush head, which just lightly touches the watercolor paper. The trick to this technique is to have your brush almost parallel to your watercolor paper, and not to let the point of Continue Reading …

Dry Brush Watercolor Technique : Also known as Broken Edge

Watercolor Painting Dry Brush Technique

Dry Brush Watercolor Techinique This edge, samples of which can be seen in figure 7, is created by sliding the brush quickly across the surface of your watercolor paper. There are a number of variables however which affect the final result you achieve. If you are using a round brush as in these examples, you Continue Reading …

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