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

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. ┬áThis just is not the case, anyone who Continue Reading …╗

How to Paint Watercolor Paintings

Watercolor Painting Progression Chart

A watercolor painting usually progresses in the following manner: Large shapes to small shapes Wet on wet to wet on dry (could also be read as from soft edges to hard edges) Light tones (more water in a mix) to dark tones (less water in a mix) Cool colors (distance) to warm colours (closer to Continue Reading …╗

Watercolor’s Most Important Ingredient

The Entrance Sand Bar watercolor painting. Lots of little sand islands with pelicans.

Water is the most important ingredient when painting with watercolor paints. It is very important to know its characteristics or you will not be able to properly handle this medium. Many of the wonderful effects achieved in a great watercolor painting are directly attributable to the amount of water on the paper, in your pallet Continue Reading …╗

Painting skies

[singlepic id=60 w=320 h=240 float=center] Tone of the Sky The sky is usually the lightest part of your painting – better too light than too dark. If you paint your sky to strong a tone then you will have to paint other parts of your painting even stronger which will reduce the┬átransparency┬áof your painting i.e. Continue Reading …╗

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