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VIDEO: Using Various Brush Sizes to Create Detail In a Landscape

Today, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen shows some of the mark-making versatility you can achieve with just a few different paintbrush sizes at hand.

In the clip below he uses at least three different sizes of brushes, as well as a variety of warm and cool color combinations to create visual depth and natural, organic details in his landscape painting. Take a look:



NOTE: You can get Dale’s full landscape painting tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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Today, Linda Baker will demonstrate the basic techniques for pouring watercolors, as well as explain how she uses masking to control the flow of color. It's actually quite easy. . . if you've never poured watercolors before I'd encourage you to take a look at the first video below. Linda has a way of explaining the watercolor pouring process exceptionally well. Take a look: Now, this second video goes a bit deeper into the process, and also shows how effective these methods can be on a larger scale. (Also, Linda's final results are pretty incredible, so make SURE to watch it to the very end.) . . read more

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