Watercolor Tips and Techniques

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

Free Watercolor Lesson For Painting Maple Leaf and Background

Here's a free lesson to get you painting while we're all just hanging out. Painting always makes me feel better, and I hope it makes you feel better to! I'll include links to this free photo on Pixabay, as well as couple other beautiful maple leaves with different colors and backgrounds. Happy...

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Everything You Need To Know About Green In Watercolor

Do You Have Trouble With Green? You're not alone! Watch this video to have it explained in a way you can understand.

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Using A Stencil With Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser

Don't Paint Around Stuff If You Don't Have To Here I'm posting how I wash in color, dry, then use a stencil and Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser to lift out the geese. Dry well and paint the geese. Washes of color are difficult enough without having to paint around things, or even have your paint not...

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5 Tips To Get More Joy From Your Painting

5 Tips To Get The Most Joy Out Of Your Paintings (and lots of student work, showing the joy!) (This is a spray painting - put objects on paper and spray paint around them - lesson coming soon.) 1. Put It In A Mat (Simple But True) Any painting looks better in a mat. They say good...

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Patreon - New Site For Learning Watercolor

Hi Everybody! I just started a new site for watercolor lessons -patreon.com/watsonwatercolor. Patreon is a monthly subscription site - for a small monthly fee you can access all the lessons on site at any time and I'll be posting a new lesson each week plus helpful painting tips and what I'm...

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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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