How to Paint with Watercolors: Watercolor Painting Techniques

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If you are interested in watercolor painting, you are in the right place. Our free eBook, How to Paint with Watercolors: Watercolor Painting Techniques from Artist Daily, will give you the practical, step-by-step techniques you are after so that you can make your next water media painting a great one.

Creating watercolor art can be an exciting challenge because there is so much freedom and so many fun tricks and watercolor painting tips to learn so you can make this kind of painting work for you. The watercolor lessons you’ll discover in our free eBook are tried and true ones from several professional watercolor artists as they share their secrets of how to paint with watercolors.

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Download your free eBook to get the entire watercolor tutorial and all 10 lessons!

Tips on watercolor painting for beginners

Lesson 1: The Best Watercolor Tips on Painting Landscapes

Watercolor artist Joyce Hicks wants to help every beginner watercolor artists as well as those that are more advanced to be able to create paintings that look and feel like you could walk right into them. That is the illusion of depth you get when you learn how to cleverly use design elements like top watercolor artists do. Joyce shares these 8 Concepts of Perspective, and teaches you how to use them:

– Size
– Position
– Overlap
– Texture
– Value
– Aerial perspective
– Linear perspective
– Color temperature

Joyce shares how to make watercolor painting “magic” by manipulating these concepts, even if you are working with photo references. Her five-step demonstration will show you how to create a value sketch, create backgrounds and foregrounds, add warmth and details, and what colors to use to reinforce the sense of depth you are trying to create. Her step-by-step watercolor instruction results in a beautiful landscape painting that is frame-worthy, and you get an easy and accessible way to make every watercolor painting you do have that spark of realism that you are after!

Here she shows how to create complex colors using layers for depth

Lesson 2: Our Pro Watercolor Painting Tips on Painting Light

Watercolor painter Karlyn Holman wants to bring wonder and light to every artwork she creates. In her chapter of How to Paint with Watercolors: Watercolor Painting Techniques from Artist Daily she gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to play with the Focus of Light on Winter Trees, and included for you is the supply list you will want so you can create the painting just like Karlyn does. To get you started here’s the watercolor painting palette you’ll want to use:

– Daniel Smith quinacridone gold
– Quinacridone burnt orange
– Indigo blue
– Cobalt blue
– French ultramarine blue
– Winsor & Newton Antwerp blue

With this watercolor instruction you will learn how to build up and create luminous mid tones.

Lesson 3: Exciting Ways to Use Color in Your Watercolor Paintings

Judi Betts loves color, loves watercolor, and loves putting these two together! In How to Paint with Watercolors: Watercolor Painting Techniques from Artist Daily, Judi shares with us the watercolor lessons that have been handed down to her about the power of mid-tones for every watercolor painter, including how to use these layered washes:

– Oranges over blue
– Purples over yellow
– Greens over red
– Blues over orange
– Reds over green

In five steps Judi will show you a method of painting that will result in a colorful, visually interesting watercolor painting every time. Trust her, she has done hundreds of these watercolor studies.

If you are looking for the techniques that all watercolor paintings are built on, the basic elements of art, and advice for watercolor artists on all kinds of painting subjects, download your free copy of How to Paint with Watercolors: Watercolor Painting Techniques from Artist Daily.
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