Creating your own artist’s online portfolio website

White Iris finshed watercolor flower painting

Online Portfolio Websites Gone are the days when you had to be a computer guru to create simple web sites, there are many useful sites online which show you “how to make a website”. Just Google that term and up they come. These sites either show you how to build a website or can direct Continue Reading …

Websites for Artists

Old Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse watercolor painting

The benefits of websites for artists Websites for artists provide a number of useful benefits: They give you a quick convenient way to set up an online art gallery. With your own website you can be in total control as to what to put on it and how your work and content is to be Continue Reading …

Color of shadows and reflections

Reflected color in shadows. Many colors of reflected light on sand

Color of shadows and reflections Another major difference between the color of shadows and reflections is that a reflection usually contains a lot of color, mainly coming from the object that is being reflected e.g. the side of a boat. This reflected color will be influenced by the color of the water doing the reflecting. Continue Reading …

Watercolor painting of shadows and reflections continued

Shadows and reflections in same direction if the light is towards the viewer

More about painting shadows and reflections When looking at shadows and reflections one is usually more dominant than the other. On wet sand the reflection can dominate. On dry sand there is no reflection just shadow. In figure 6 below, see how the shadow is not very distinct, this is because it is on the Continue Reading …

How to paint shadows with watercolor

Reflections of Buildings and Boats

How to Paint Shadows Cast shadows are away from the sun. So to see where to place them in your painting you must first look at where the light is shining from. The shadow will be opposite the direction of the sunlight. There is no great secret with how to paint shadows. If you are Continue Reading …

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