Winter Moonlight - Snowy Tree for Easy Realism
What Color Is White?
[The painting on the right is the one you'll see done in the video. See the student paintings in their section, and send me yours so I can include it, too!]
What color is white?
Gorgeous, glowing colors make white when you use watercolor!
Learn three common, compatible colors for the easiest glowing grays. Watercolor has the most gorgeous gray shades of all the painting mediums, and even beginners can mix them. This snowy tree can make a drop dead gorgeous small painting or a beautiful card that your friends and family will cherish.
And, if you're a beginner, you may find yourself saying, "I can't believe I painted this!", just like my other students have.
This lesson is fine for total beginners. Your washes may not stay put, but it will still turn out beautifully.
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)