Improve Your Ability to See and Create Accurate Values
Use my ten-step value scale template to create your own value scale from one of the colors on your watercolor palette. This is an excellent exercise for your improving your value awareness.
By completing this exercise you learn how to compare relative values and create a scale where each step in the scale is equally distant from the surrounding steps. This process takes very careful observation skills. You also gain essential skills in mixing and painting accurate values with a single pigment.
Watercolor brushes can be made from weasel, squirrel, ox, goat, rabbit or pony hair. There are so many varieties of types and shapes of brushes it can be bewildering to the beginning watercolor artist.
In this video, I explain the differences between some of the most common and popular types of brushes.
In this video, I offer a detailed review of the book John Yardley – a personal view: Watercolor. In this book you will learn about John Yardley’s background and early influences in watercolor. You will get a glimpse into some of his techniques and practices as a highly respected watercolor artist.
This has quickly become one of my favorite books on watercolor. I highly recommend it. John Yardley is a master of impressionist and loose watercolor paintings of every day life. I think you will love his work.
I use Princeton Watercolor Brushes in my watercolor studio. I love both the Aqua Elite and the Neptune Series. However, I am often asked which of these two brush types are the BEST? I answer that question in this video. I also give my recommendation of three great brush purchases for the beginning watercolor artist.
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I highly recommend using a porcelain palette in your watercolor studio. In this video, I review a few tips for the care and use of a porcelain watercolor palette.
In this video, I am using my Stephen Quiller Porcelain palette. If you would like to learn more about the colors I have on this palette, download my free color chart available at: https://studio.krisdebruine.com/kris-debruine-color-palette
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In this video I share a tip for storing your watercolor paint tubes. I explain the benefits of storing your paint tubes upright in this plastic organizer. This paint storage method keeps your paint colors organized and will eliminate paint leaks. This is an inexpensive and convenient solution for storing your watercolor paint tubes.
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