Mixing Colors With Cantaloupe
Professional Results in Watercolor With A Limited Palette
How to Mix Perfect Colors
Would you like professional looking results with your watercolor paintings?
Improve your paintings instantly the simplest (and most economical) way - by using a limited palette of three to five colors for the entire painting. 'Cantaloupe' will give excellent guided practice in mixing colors in your palette and on your paper for great results.
With a reference photo from Pixabay, you can draw or trace the outline page onto your watercolor paper and follow the step by step written instructions and video to paint some fresh, delicious cantaloupe. The helpful tips and techniques can be used again and again, but, for visual artist, a video demo helps you develop a deep understanding of how much paint, how much water and how to apply it.
And questions and comments will be answered promptly by your friendly master painter, Deb Watson. It's all about helping you paint watercolor that's fun and successful.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art - a waste of time! I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. I also kept painting.
I wanted my paintings to be realistic, but the watercolor teachers would roll their eyes and tell me, "That's not how you paint watercolors."
Despite the naysayers, I just kept going and taught myself how to paint realism, the way I wanted it, with watercolors. After years of practicing (and lots of bad paintings), I got really good.
I found that not only did I really enjoy teaching other people (and giving them the encouragement I never had), I continued to learn and improve my art through teaching others. It's a win-win!
And so, I set up this site (and my Patreon site) to encourage other people to give watercolor a try. I think it improves their life and that anyone lucky enough to be able to afford the materials and time to dabble in painting is blessed. Whether (or not) you ever turn into a master painter or just gain the admiration of your friends and family.
Watercolor is doable. The more people painting, the better the world will be. Give it a try today!
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)