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Watercolor painting tips which can help you with your watercolor paintings.

Painting Reflections and Shadows

Painting reflections of Clouds

Painting reflections and shadows with watercolor Some of my beginner watercolor painting students often get confused when painting reflections and shadows. As they follow quite different rules it is best to have each clear in your mind before you start painting. For the purposes of this article, cast shadows, are shadows formed by objects which Continue Reading …

Watercolor Brushes and Paint for Beginners

Mixing a Blue, Red and Yellow will give you a dull grey to black color depending on proportions of each color mixed

Watercolor Brushes Brushes used when painting with watercolor come in many forms and quality levels. Some of the most common types are: Round Brushes Flat Brushes Mop Brushes Fan Brushes Rigger Brushes I use round brushes for 95% of my work, but also use all the others as I need them. For beginners Round Brushes Continue Reading …

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

My basic plein air watercolor painting kit

When discussing watercolor painting for beginners, you generally start with what materials you will need and why. Painting with Watercolor can be a little daunting for beginners starting out with this wonderful medium but there are steps you can take to make learning it as easy as possible.  These steps will also ensure you develop 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 …

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