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Watercolor Painting Mistakes

Rusty old truck avoiding common watercolor painting mistakes

Here are the common watercolor painting ┬ámistakes a beginner watercolor artist often makes that would cause him, or her, to feel the medium is difficult. I remember when I first started it was all a bit of a challenge, but because I was challenge driven I had no problem continuing on to a good level Continue Reading …╗

Earth watercolors and color mixing

French Ultramarine mixed with Burnt Sienna gives a strong dark color

Using Earth Watercolors The earth watercolors are already a mix of the three primary colors, however each leans a little towards one primary or secondary color. For instance, Burnt Sienna has a strong orange leaning, Raw Umber has a slight greenish tinge, Raw Sienna is a yellowish brown with a slight greenish tinge, while Yellow Continue Reading …╗

Color mixing formula, how to mix bright versus dull watercolor colors

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

Color mixing formula All too often students find themselves wondering where a particular color has come from. They set out to create a bright green with a blue and yellow watercolors but they do not quite get the color mixture they were after. Instead of a bright green they end up with one which is Continue Reading …╗

Cheap Light Box for Artist’s Use

Cheap light boxTape tracing paper onto window

How to make a cheap light box About six years ago I was given a great tip for transferring drawings you do on tracing paper or light weight paper such as Bank. This cheap light box is very cheap – in fact it is so inexpensive it is free! After to you complete your sketch, Continue Reading …╗

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