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.)
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
In today's video clip, talented watercolor painter and art educator Linda Baker explains how to look at a "finished" painting and find further ways to improve it. As Linda shares in the video below. asking yourself some simple questions based around the elements and principles of design is a G. . . read more
In the following video clip, Linda Baker will go through the 8 colors which she recommends for all beginning watercolor painters. Whether you need to mix every color of the rainbow, or just a a few, Linda explains that you can do it all with an easy combination of warm and cool primary colors,. . . read more
In today's video, Linda Baker takes us through the same steps she uses when evaluating her paintings for clarity and contrast. In this particular case, she has decided that the pine cones in her painting are too similar, visually, to the background. To fix the problem, Linda mixes a dark yet c. . . read more
Watercolors are an amazing medium, in part because of the fluidity of the paint itself. The inherent characteristics of water (surface tension, etc) allow artists to do many things with watercolors that other mediums do not. For example, in the video below Judy Morris demonstrates how to paint. . . read more
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