Watercolor Tips and Techniques

Get The Most Out Of Your Watercolor Painting and Have Fun Doing It!

Learn Watercolor Techniques with Goldfinch and Flowers

Here are the outline page, reference photo and finished painting for the youtube video - enjoy!

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Using Stencils For Lifting

Using Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser You can use a stencil for lifting an exact shape from your watercolor painting. If you want to put a boat in the water or geese in the sky, it is easier to paint the large area first, then lift up the object. Then, you can then paint the object on clean paper. The...

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Watercolor Workshop

WHEN: October 3 and 4th, 2018 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Hershey Area Art Association - Spring Hills Suites 115 Museum Drive, Hersey, PA 17033 MODERN WATERCOLORS FOR EVERY SKILL LEVEL Deb Watson is a nationally known teacher, painting modern watercolor with a depth of realism and color...

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Testing New Colors In The Studio

Qor Watercolors are called 'modern watercolors', with a new binding pigment, so, of course I had to try them. (When you compare colors, make all things equal. Compare each color right from the tube for purest pigment.) Decisions, Decisions - Change To A New Brand, Mix Two Together or Reject...

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How To Mount and Varnish Watercolor Paintings

After years of using mats and glass to frame my watercolor paintings, I've found a way that's easier, less expensive, and produces better results! (Click on the paintings for more products) Supplies: painting done on 90 or 140 lb. watercolor paper, slightly larger than your mounting...

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Tulips With Dark Background Step By Step

Backgrounds are often (usually) an afterthought with artists. They paint the subject they’re passionate about, study their work and wonder, does it NEED something behind it? If so, what? Good - Picking the perfect background may turn your ordinary painting into a breath taking...

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Reference Photos For Craftsy

Here are most of the reference photos for my Craftsy class on painting pet portraits. I also have many other pet photos you can download and paint on my Flickr site : https://www.flickr.com/photos/debiwatson/albums/72157650418298450

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How to Paint Fur

3 Tips For Painting Fur In Watercolor Use a black and white photo to see the values Use the complement of your color to create darker fur (brown/blue or gold/purple) Use short brushstrokes for short fur and long brushstrokes for longer fur.

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Painting With A Three Color Palette

Limit the number of colors you use to paint for a more professional look. Plus, you'll learn faster how to mix colors effectively. My newest video shows how to set up a complete palette, using red, yellow and blue (primary colors) to mix secondary colors (orange, purple and green) and...

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Improve Your Painting With Juried Shows in Three Steps

Juried Shows Can Help You Be A Better Artist I've been accepted into a lot of juried shows, and won awards. I have also gathered more rejection slips than most people would think sane. I use juried shows as a tool to improve my art and career and you can, too. What Is A Juried Show A juried...

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