In today’s video, watercolor expert Betty Carr demonstrates how she gets into the rhythm of painting before actually jumping into a real painting. Think of it like warm-up exercises for your brush AND your mind.
She also discusses some ways that you can keep your brushstrokes fresh, organic and lively. . . as you’ll see, in watercolors, less is definitely more. Take a look:
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
In today's video, Dale Laitinen demonstrates how he mixes natural-looking greens, grays, and violet for use in his amazing watercolor landscape paintings. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Dale's full-length watercolor DVD tutorial at Creative Catalyst.. . . read more
In this week's video tutorial, Dale Laitinen demonstrates how you can use the natural characteristics of watercolors to create perfect, soft transitions between different elements in your painting. Dale calls these transitions "links" because they unify, or link, different parts of the paintin. . . read more
In an abstract painting (as opposed to a realistic one) it's more important than ever to be conscious of design elements like line quality, texture, value contrast, and so on. For today's video tutorial, watercolor painter John Salminen demonstrates how he creates hard edges through masking, w. . . read more
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 d. . . read more
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