Ask any professional artist what comes to mind with the words Daniel Smith they will most likely think of watercolor paints. For beginners and enthusiast artists the words Daniel Smith may be associated with expensive paints that they would not dream of spending money on.
Are Daniel Smith watercolors as good as they say and are they worth the money? More importantly for beginners and enthusiast watercolor artists are Daniel Smith watercolors a wise choice?
In this article I'm going to share my experience with Daniel Smith watercolors and give you a few painting demonstration videos to have a look at as well. I will also discuss the Daniel Smith watercolor dot charts and much more. Let us dive in .
Avoid this common mistake to ensure that your acrylic colors are strong, rich and vibrant every time. Many beginner artists prefer to paint with acrylics for many reasons. I also started with acrylics although I mostly use oils today. After years of using oils and then painting with acrylics again I understood the biggest challenge with acrylics.
To be fair what I have discovered is not a problem with acrylics so much. In most cases it is one fundamental mistake that artists are doing that spoils the vibrancy of acrylic paint.
In this article and video demonstration I'm going to dive into this issue and give you the solution to help you achieve vibrant acrylic color every time .
Artists struggle to mix green color. This is the number one color issue that gets raised by beginner artists. You may relate to this especially since tube greens never help to solve the problem. In this article and demonstration I want to offer a solution. A way for you to start seeing the true color and then mixing it accurately.
Let us discover the secret to true green color.
Finally a way to provide more videos, live streams and demonstrations all in one place. More importantly for those of you that want them. Now with a private membership channel on my school you can join and get the extras you want for a very reasonable contribution. Sound interesting? Read on to see how you can get some monthly paining tutorials.
You love painting in gouache and so do I, but it is a pity framing gouache is such a hassle. Matte boards and glass increase expenses and glass breaks. What if you could frame gouache paintings without glass? This article and the videos will show you exactly how to do just that. I am also going to show you how to make super convenient painting panels for gouache too.
Get the full process below plus the videos. Let’s begin.
Is it necessary to varnish your paintings? ? Is it complicated and filled with risk and more trouble than it's worth? There are a bunch of yes and no answers there already. Over time I have worked out what works for me. What is bright, shiny and true and what is a bunch of shellac (see what I did there?) Simple and practical methods that have not let me down.
In this article and video I am going to show you what works for me. Let us get to it then.
Painting trees and foliage is a torment for beginner artists. Just the other day I was talking (online naturally) to an artist on this topic. She was struggling with how to paint trees and bushes. So often we cannot see the subtle nature of trees. Painting trees reminds me of painting portraits. There are as many, if not more, shape and color variations in a tree as compared to a human portrait.
So I created a full length painting demonstration that includes trees, bushes and light to help you with this subject.
When I suggested upping the size of your paint brush a few weeks ago I did not expect the short video lesson to be that popular. After all does a bigger paint brush really make a difference, you may be asking? Oh yes it does. A lot. But what then? Is that all it takes to get the loose Impressionist look you want?
There is more and this post, with video, will show you exactly what you need to do right now.
How do you get that color? Why did you use that color? These and similar questions about color are from artists who want to use more expressive color. More exciting color. You can still get an accurate impression of a scene with expressive color. This lesson will give you a few ideas to play with.
Let us explore color at the next level.
Color is a constant torment and joy said Claude Monet. What artist could disagree? If you paint as a hobby or strive for professional success it makes no difference. The quest for beautiful color applies to every artist. It is the single unifying quality beyond subject, concept or genre. We must find our way with color.
With this in mind I have prepared a compilation of all my best color tips, recipes, advice and videos to help you with your color mixing quest. Dive in and find out how to make your colors sing.