Category Archives: Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting

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

Watercolor Plein Air

Venice San Giorgio Maggiore Plein Air watercolor painting

Problems painting plein air with watercolor Artists often have trouble painting plein air with watercolor.  The reasons for this are many so I have written this article to offer some help. My first attempt at painting outdoors was a total disaster leaving me quite depressed about the whole subject.  However I figured there were many Continue Reading …

Watercolor Painting Starting Kit

This is my recommended watercolor painting starting kit for my students. It may not suit everyone so please check with your teacher for his or her requirements. Paper Arches Rough, 300gsm, one full sheet 56cm x 76cm, cut into quarters.  Do not skimp on paper, poor quality paper will make it impossible to do good Continue Reading …

Watercolor and Gum Arabic

Painting With Watercolor

The thought of painting with watercolor often sparks fear in the eye of new artists. Too often they have been told by others, who probably have not been well taught themselves, that painting with watercolor is extremely difficult and should not be tackled by an inexperienced artist.  This just is not the case, anyone who Continue Reading …

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