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.Continue reading How to Paint a Daffodil in Watercolor
How to Change the Colors on Your Watercolor Palette
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.Continue reading How to Change the Colors on Your Watercolor Palette
A New Color on my Palette – Indanthrone Blue
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.Continue reading A New Color on my Palette – Indanthrone Blue
Mixing Neutral Grays – Three Recipes
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.Continue reading Mixing Neutral Grays – Three Recipes
Which Cool Blue Should I Use?
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.Continue reading Which Cool Blue Should I Use?
Create a Ten-Step Value Scale
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.Continue reading Create a Ten-Step Value Scale
Affordable 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper
Do you ever find yourself hesitant to start your painting, because you are worried about “wasting” your expensive watercolor paper? You are not alone. That is a common feeling.Continue reading Affordable 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper
Learn From a Master Watercolor Artist: John Yardley
Watercolor Book Review
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.Continue reading Learn From a Master Watercolor Artist: John Yardley
Intimidated by Portraits? You Can Paint This!
Paint a Portrait of a Young Man
In this video, I paint a portrait of a young man in watercolor. I demonstrate the complete, step by step process so you can follow along. This is a great tutorial for beginners to watercolor.Continue reading Intimidated by Portraits? You Can Paint This!
Which is the BEST Brush – Princeton Aqua Elite or Neptune?
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.Continue reading Which is the BEST Brush – Princeton Aqua Elite or Neptune?