I’ve been painting for about 50 years in oil, acrylic, ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. My favorite has become watercolor for its versatility and vibrancy. Here are a few tips to help you start successful paintings in watercolor.
For years I avoided watercolor because I believed the talk: Watercolor is HARD. This just isn’t so. I have a few simple tips and techniques to help you discover the beauty of watercolor for yourself.
Beginning watercolor painters can paint a desert sunset landscape with these simple instructions. Includes a step-by-step video. You will need two brushes and four colors of paint for this striking watercolor.
Twelve years ago I decided to get a grip and TRY to paint with watercolors.As usual I tensed up, by stomach got knots in it and I felt this sinking feeling. Well it's hard to master. We are afraid of making a mistake, of doing something foolish,...
Frank Clarke watercolor brushes are special brushes preferred by many watercolor artists for their fine natural bristles and quality workmanship
For the beginner, watercolor seems too daunting to attempt. However, here are 3 things that keep people from trying watercolor and their easy fixes. I have found watercolor challenging but too fun to stay away from even for the novice.
How often have you started a painting and wondered how to handle a watercolor problem? Here are a few tips for the average watercolorist to think about when painting a masterpiece.
Chinese peasant paintings come from the Huxian region or Jinshan, China. These folk art watercolors are done by local artists depicting festivals, harvests, farm animals, working life, travel and celebrations. The two styles differ distinctly and are each remarkably appealing, conveying a vibrant...
I love to paint Christmas cards each year, not only because I know how those who receive them look forward to a new card each year, but also because I love drawing and painting, and teaching drawing and painting. Making my own, homemade cards is a fun and relaxing activity - a great break from the...
My work with senior citizens has given me a few insights into some special needs. While working with them, I encountered a variety of problems they face daily.