Category Archives: Painting textures

How to paint various textures with watercolor paints and brushes.

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 …

Watercolor techniques: edges created with a round brush

Venice Sunset lights completed watercolor painting

What is so important about edges? As watercolor artists, and artists in general, we paint our paintings through the creation of different edge shapes. In this article I will talk about the watercolor techniques that will produce these edges and how to use them to create our watercolor paintings. The examples I give are all Continue Reading …

Watercolor Painting:Venice Canal Demonstration

Venice Canal reference photo for watercolor painting

I have just posted my latest watercolor painting demonstration. It is a painting of a narrow Venice Canal. I love traveling to Venice and even though I have only been there twice now. The last time for about 12 days, I know I will be going back their again. There is something about the place Continue Reading …