In the fall, I love to paint pumpkins. I love the color. I love the shape of this big gourd. I love the combination of orange and green and blue that can be achieved with a pile of pumpkins on a sunny fall day.
If you would like to try painting a pumpkin in watercolor, I have two full-length video tutorials on this subject on my YouTube channel.
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More and more students have been signing up for my free and premium online watercolor courses. My most popular course is called Getting Started in Watercolor. It is the perfect place to start if you are completely new to watercolor and need guidance and recommendations for choosing supplies, including paper, paints, brushes and palettes.
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The color I am highlighting in this video is Cobalt Teal Blue by Daniel Smith. It is made with a single pigment – PG50.
This paint has excellent lightfastness, it is non-staining it is slightly granulating and semi-transparent.
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I recently re-read a book that convinced me once again, of the benefits of painting. In this video, I share my reaction to this little book – Painting as a Pastime – by Winston S. Churchill. For Churchill, painting became a “constant companion” helping him through some of his darkest days. Painting also helped him view the world in a new way.
Whether you are a seasoned painter, or just getting started, this book can inspire and motivate you in your artistic journey.
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Turquoise can be a difficult color to mix. It lives somewhere between blue and green, but also has hints of yellow. In this video, I share four valuable recipes for mixing this elusive color using common pigments on your watercolor palette.
To assist you in creating these turquoise watercolor mixes, I have created a free chart that shows all four recipes. The chart includes paint names, pigment numbers and color swatches, so you can compare your mixes with mine. Please download the chart here: https://studio.krisdebruine.com/turquoise
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I love daffodils. They are the harbingers of Spring and a sign of new life. In this post, I show you how I paint a single white and yellow daffodil in watercolor.
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In this video I show you how easy it is to update the colors on your watercolor palette. I show you how to use simple tools to remove colors, move colors and update and refresh your watercolor palette.
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Indanthrone blue by Daniel Smith (PB60) is a beautiful, dark, warm blue that has excellent lightfastness. It is non-granulating, medium staining and transparent. It mixes with a variety of yellows to make rich, beautiful greens.
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Learning to mix beautiful neutrals is an essential skill in watercolor. In this video I reveal three of my favorite recipes for stunning neutral grays.
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There are so many blues to choose from. Which should you use? I would suggest you need to have at least one cool and one warm blue. In this video, I demonstrate the colors that can be mixed using two wonderful cool blues – Cerulean Blue Chromium and Phthalo Blue Green Shade. Both of these colors are by Daniel Smith. Watch the video to learn more.
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