The Joy of Watercolor is something I put together to remind myself why we paint in the first place. It's a free online video course featuring watercolor demonstrations and exercises that uplift and encourage you to keep on painting, embrace your creativity, and just love painting even more.
Ignite your passion for watercolor painting. . . get inspired today!
Editor’s Note: We sent an email to Rosemary & Co asking if they had any tips for oil painters choosing brushes. Here. . . read more
When you hear the word “contrast,” you probably think of dark versus light. But paintings can have many different. . . read more
If you’ve got a mixed media painting that is nearly done but not quite—you know it just needs a little something to complete it—here are a few playful touches you can add to your painting to bring it to completion and make it shine!
1. Make it POP with pastels
Take a look at your painting and notice if there are any areas of color you’d like to. . . read more
For some people, planning your next abstract artwork comes easy. . . for others, it can be torturous. And even the best artists. . . read more
One of the beautiful characteristics of soft pastels is the way they can be manipulated to create soft, smeared effects when. . . read more
If you're like most artists, you've probably experienced how difficult it is to apply a good varnish finish to your paintings. (I'm no exception!) But lately I've found a system that works for me, and makes it possible to create a 100% perfect finish at all viewing angles under all lighting circumstances.
Here are my tips for applying the perfect varnish finish to a. . . read more
NOTE: Special thanks to Craftsy for letting me review “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor” for free, and. . . read more
Paintings are like children: they grow up, eventually, and move out of the house (hopefully). Along the way, they need to find. . . read more
Today I want to share a fun painting technique that works well with watercolors and—actually—almost any other media!
You'll need some gouache or tempera paint (which is water soluble) plus India ink (which is waterproof). Combine those mediums with watercolors, and you can easily create a splendid finished work of art like the one below.
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The following scene was sketched while on holiday in Suffolk, sitting on the village green overlooking some wonderful wonky. . . read more
If your life is anything like mine, you probably don’t have the opportunity to do art as much as you’d like. Maybe. . . read more