In today’s post we answer the question: What is Gum Arabic Used For in Watercolor Painting? Gum arabic is used as a binder in watercolor paint but you can also buy it separately as a medium. As a watercolor medium it is used to increase color brilliancy, gloss and transparency. Artists also find that the […]
Watercolor pencils are a fantastic and unique medium giving the artist both a drawing and painting medium all in one. They draw much like colored pencils yet behave like watercolor paint when water is added. This is because the binder used in watercolor pencils is water soluble unlike the waxy or oil based binder used […]
Watercolor Basics: 3 Key Brush Stroke Techniques If you are new to watercolor then make sure you know these 3 key watercolor brush stroke techniques as they will improve your paintings dramatically. In this video, artist Paul Jackson discusses 3 basic watercolor brush stroke techniques that every artist should perfect. This video is from the […]
Learning how to mix greens in watercolour is no easy task. If you’re painting a landscape with a lot of green in it, it can be hard to make the different greens stand out from each other. Some greens feel too bright to be natural, shadowed greens can look too blue. So many new painters […]
Grow your skills and create beautiful soft effects with this free wet in wet watercolor tutorial! Using wet in wet watercolor is a wonderful way to create delicate transitions of color and soft texture for beautiful, flowing effects. It’s also one of the techniques that gives watercolor a reputation for being difficult, so understanding how […]
So you are a newbie and you would like to know the best watercolor paints for beginners. There are so many options available today as an artist. Go to any online or brick and mortar art supply store and you will find a wide selection of watercolor supplies. First you have to choose between student […]
Learn how to mix greys in watercolor with these free video lessons. Grey isn’t just black and white. You can mix some very beautiful grays with the other colors on your palette, like mixing raw umber and cobalt blue, or burnt sienna and ultramarine blue. With some basic colors that you probably already have on […]
Watercolour Mastery is aimed at helping you move to the next level in your watercolour journey, that of becoming a confident, fearless master of your craft. This interactive, 6-week course is aimed at teaching you how to become your own best guide and instructor, as watercolour artist & instructor Angela Fehr guides you through principles used by professional […]
Wonderful step by step demonstration by artist Grant Fuller. In this demonstration, Grant will demonstrate his process for painting a beautiful mountain landscape using watercolor paint. You can tell this seasoned artist knows what he is doing. View more of Grant’s instructional content on his youtube channel here.
Here is an amazing step by step watercolor painting tutorial from the Art Painting Workshop Youtube Channel.