A Palette To Last A Lifetime

Every painter needs a palette – or twelve – and the John Pike Watercolor Palette is one of the nicest, sturdiest covered palettes you can buy. Most of us have used loads of flat surfaces for palettes – from Styrofoam …
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The Characteristics Of Watercolor Paints

Every tube of paint in your tabouret has unique characteristics and learning how each color behaves will be a big step in your artistic quest. This isn’t something you’ll learn all at once, and different manufacturers’ paints may behave slightly …
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Make Your Watercolors Sparkle

If you’re accustomed to painting with oils or acrylics, you can easily add sparkling highlights any time you choose. However, with watercolor it’s a little more complicated. You need to plan those highlights and white areas ahead of time to …
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How To Fix Watercolor Mistakes

Watercolor is a little more challenging than working with oils or acrylics. If you make an error with either of those mediums, you can simply scrap it away or paint over it. Unfortunately, watercolor isn’t quite so fancy free, but …
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Getting Creative!

So, there you have it – a brief overview of the three most popular painting mediums; Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic, what you need to start your painting odyssey, what the materials do and how to use them. Now that you’ve …
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Watercolor Painting Tips and Tricks

Artists spend their whole lives learning. That’s one of the amazing things about painting. No matter how much time you’ve spent or how many things you’ve learned, there’s always something more to discover about painting. As you grow in your …
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Watercolor Painting Accessories

Watercolor is like a comfortable friend. It’s a friend who doesn’t require a great deal from you. The kind of friend you don’t need to dress up for, and when money’s short it’s okay to just hang out and relax. …
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Advanced Watercolor Painting Techniques

Once you’ve mastered the basic skills of paint application, you’ll want to expand your repertoire with some advanced techniques. This will include paint flinging, abusing your paper and exposing your paint to the effects of alcohol. Watercolor is one of …
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