Tag: Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting tips: Summer Haze by Jean Haines, watercolor painting. See how the abstract stems and leaves of these flowers are infused with a sense of play and freedom? That's what painting for the bin gets you!

Getting Trashed

Watercolor Painting Tips from the Bin I’ve heard of painting for yourself, for school, for work, but painting for the trash can?! Artist and instructor Jean Haines says it might sound odd but when you paint like it doesn’t “matter” all of a sudden you loosen up and just might produce your best art ever!…

Classic, Commercial, and an Art World Constant

Paint Flowers to Get It All You don’t have to think terribly hard to figure out that the painting genre that has all of these characteristics in common is floral painting. It is a practice that has inspired artists to create beautiful, graceful paintings for centuries. But to paint flowers in a way that doesn’t…

Sun Umbrella by Mary Whyte, watercolor painting.

Art Isn’t About Pretty

Mary Whyte’s Portrait Art Tells Our Stories, Powerfully Some artists interpret the nature of beauty quite narrowly. It’s physical and defined in very specific terms. Not for me. Beauty is more complicated, faceted. I’m inspired by stories of real people — their character, personality and unique walks of life. That’s what makes the kind of beauty…

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…