The Secret To An Organized Palette

I know what you’re thinking. Art is a spontaneous thing. You don’t need organization for painting. You don’t want to curb the flow of your creative genius with constraints of organization and tight methodology. I get it. Intuitive Mixing Setting …
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My New Love Affair With Color

I’ve recently treated myself to some new watercolors. Since my painting explorations have spanned a number of decades and may swing from one medium to the next over the course of years, I own many paints that are older than …
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10 Minute Watercolor Painting

If you’re busy with family, job, social obligations and all the other stuff life seems to throw at you,there’s probably little time to devote to painting. There always seems to be a valid and rational reason why you just don’t …
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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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