Plein air easel for watercolor painting

Towards St Marks Plaza Venice watercolor painting

You can see a photo of my light weight plein air easel below. The whole thing, excluding my plastic palette weighs only 1.146KG (2.527 lb) which is less than a third of the weight of my original setup. The old metal palette weighed 495gm when filled with watercolor paint while my new, modified plastic palette Continue Reading …»

Stress management techniques for watercolor painting

The first watercolor painting I ever did in class wet on wet - just playing!

So now we have talked about how stress can be detrimental to your watercolor painting progress We will look at some additional techniques that can help you reduce this stress (stress management)  so you can observe better and hence move your watercolor artwork along. So now we have talked about how stress can be detrimental Continue Reading …»

Stress and watercolor painting

Watercolor painting workshop class Jan 2013. A watercolor workshop can be a stressful environment but doesn't have to be.

New artists often find watercolor painting extremely stressful. Considering many people take up art to reduce stress this is not a good thing. The main problem with stress and watercolor painting is that when you are in a state of stress you stop observing. Yet observation is a critical factor when painting with watercolors. Stress Continue Reading …»

Watercolor painting forum registration steps

Watercolor paitning forum

I have just finished setting up a watercolor painting forum to make it easier for people to communicate with me and others interested about the articles and demonstrations on this site, and watercolor painting in general. You can find a link to the forum on top menu bar of Painting With Watercolors. Or you can Continue Reading …»

Painting With Watercolors Goals for 2013

McCarrs Creek with sail boats watercolor painting. Lots of wet on wet reflections.

My Painting With Watercolors website has been up and running now for about  two years and I thought I would make my first post for the New Year one which lays out the goals I have for my website. Painting with Watercolors initially started as a support site for my weekly watercolor painting students. However Continue Reading …»