Are you new to watercolor painting? Perhaps you are looking to start watercolors, but are not sure how to go about it. In this lesson I am going to discuss what brushes I prefer. We will look at a great set of brushes you should consider. Then watch a brief video demonstration where I will show you my process from start to finish. This is not difficult and beginners can try this out too. Let's take a look.
Color mixing is intimidating. Do you struggle to get your painting colors to match the subject? Does your color look cold and muddy? In this article you will learn three great professional tips you can apply right now. Your color mixing will improve overnight. Two of these tips will cost you nothing as well. What's not to like!
Let's jump in and have a look at number one.
How to develop your loose painting technique? In this article I'll be looking important questions asked by artists who are struggling to loosen up their painting style. Importantly how to stop themselves from falling back into old habits. Are you trying to loosen up your painting style to get a more impressionist look? But do you always seem to fall back into the safety of a tight style? This is the issue that we want to solve in this article.
Plus you can try an amazing exercise to break these habits. Take a look!
Do you want to improve your painting? If yes, do you want regular positive feedback and participate with like minded artists and have a fun experience too? No pressure. Just painting and building your skills. Sounds too good to be true, but it is exactly what I wanted to create in my Artist's Live Channel. This vision is now a reality, but don't take my word for it. Come and see for yourself.
Do you find that FUD is affecting your creativity? If you're not sure what FUD is and how this is impacting you, stick around, I'm going to explain it all in a moment. Yes, this video is still about painting, and I'm going to be showing you a demonstration soon, but if you're not sure what FUD means, it's something that is used a lot in the investing world at the moment. A lot of artists are struggling with this condition in their creative lives. In this article I'm going to explain how you can get your creativity back on track. Then we are going to paint!
If you want to paint powerful paintings, you need to know about getting the key to your painting. Many professional artists spend a lot of time working out a key to access the scene they want to paint. The key determines the mood and impact of each painting. If you are not sure how to find the key or even what this means then read on. There is also a video to demonstrate this concept easily.
Feeling stuck with your painting? In this video lesson you will find inspiration to take on your painting fears. This is the way to progress with your painting. For many artists taking risks is scary, but I believe it is the best way to break through to new levels of painting. Watch as I put these ideas into action in the video below.
Are you looking for top quality acrylic paint? In this article I'm comparing professional and student grade acrylics. More specifically one of the top brands, Golden Heavy Body acrylics. Plus there is a full demonstration video for you to see the acrylic paints in action. Do these heavy body acrylics provide a real alternative to oils?
Composition is critically important. Picking the right subject and then deciding what to do with it will make the difference between successful paintings and flops. So taking your time with assessing the subject and then deciding on the format cannot be wished away. In this article I will introduce you to the principles of design. Then demonstrate how I compose a painting from a photograph.
Snow is a fascinating painting subject. In theory the colour of snow is white, however in real life it is anything but. Snow has the ability to reflect different kinds of light and creates wonderful shadows. Snow shows off natural landscape features in a mysterious and exciting way. If you want to see your landscape transformed, wait for the snow fall and a magical new landscape is created overnight. Snow has long fascinated artists and they are many examples of how artists have interpreted this enigmatic subject.
In this lesson I want to focus on two particular kinds of light which you will typically find in most situations. I will discuss the colours that are appropriate in such landscapes and how you can open up your creativity and expressiveness when facing these landscapes. Let's Begin