Tag: Color

Slicker by Mary Whyte, watercolor painting, 18 1/2 x 18.

Learning How to Let Inspiration Come to Me

Inspiration & Advice from Mary Whyte I went through a phase when I thought I could control everything–where my career was headed, how my relationships were going to turn out, and what kind of life I was going to have. Ah, I crack myself up. What was I thinking? I now realize that control is…

Color Gets the Credit, But Value Does the Work

Choose Color Schemes Where Light and Dark Dominate Look closely at any painting that draws you in and you will likely find an artwork that uses value in dynamic ways. Value is how light or dark a color is. Adding black to a color gives you a shade of a color; adding white to a…

Beginner Watercolor Art: All About the Paints

Your Successful Painting Starts Here Selecting a palette of colors often means limiting the choices, making studies, and experimenting along the way. One of the keys to successful beginner watercolor art is to choose a workable set of colors. Delve into what your palette can be and then start experimenting. Success is a guarantee–because your…