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Watercolor Basics: Paint a Color Triangle

In today’s post, we’re going to learn how to do a color wheel — sort of. Actually, we’ll be working on a color “triangle”. A color triangle is a great (and fun!) way to see how the primary colors mix and create the complementary colors. It’s also a great way to learn how watercolor works. So, […]

How to Control Watercolors (2): 4 Types of Washes

In today’s art tip we’re taking one more look at how to control watercolors. This time, we’ll focus on how to do four different types of washes: flat, graded, wet-in-wet, and drybrush. As you practice these different brush strokes, you will develop control and be able to make the watercolors do what you want them […]

Watercolor Basics: How to Control Watercolors (1)

Watercolors are difficult to control! That’s usually the reason people say that they don’t like to use them.   However, with a little practice, you’ll find that watercolors aren’t all that difficult to work with. Better yet, they can be a lot of fun. In today’s video tip, I’ll give you a simple practice exercise […]

Video Tutorial: Watercolor Basics

    Watercolors often get a bad rap for being “hard to control,” but they can be a lot of fun to work with. And you can create some beautiful effects with them.   On Today’s blog, Jim covers some of the basics of Watercolors and what you need to get started.   See the […]