Tag: Watercolor Painting

Dawn, Day, Dusk, Darkness

How a Watercolor Artist Paints Every Moment of the Day Plein air artists are the first to tell you that you can go back to the same paint site over and over again during different times of day and it is like being in a whole new place every time. Light does that! It can turn…

Watercolor painting by Frank Webb.

20 Master Watercolor Teachers Offer Their Best Advice

What Puts a Watercolor Beginner on the Expert Path? Every master was once a student. Every watercolor beginner deserves to hear–straight from the best teachers around–what can put them on that expert path. We contacted instructors worldwide with the expectation that they would each offer a distinctly different set of recommendations for today’s painters. Instead,…

For watercolor artists: My Perspective by Catherine Hollis, watercolor painting.

Don’t Limit Your Potential, Watercolor Artists

10 Ways to Take Full Advantage of Paints & Supplies Right Now Watercolor artists often limit their potential by not taking full advantage of their paints and supplies. There is so much conflicting information and advice available to watercolor painting artists that it is often difficult for them to know the best way to achieve…

Shrink Your Painting–Does It Still Work?

What Makes Small Canvas Paintings Loom Large? I don’t mean literally shrink it, though small canvas paintings are proving more and more popular these days, but if you take a photo of your painting and reduce it to the size of a thumbnail and it still holds together compositionally, you’ve got a good piece on…

What Turns a Study Into a Painting?

Painting Small Is a State of Mind A couple of months ago I posted some outdoor watercolor painting sketches of my Finland trip in the Artist Daily Member Gallery. One of the comments I received was from Harry R. Gray, in which he wrote: “…and giving watercolor its full respect, I would refer to your…

Cardrew I by Beverly McIver.

How Do You Make Art When You Feel Blocked?

Fight Feeling Blah with This Painting Tool I hit a wall trying to write today. I wanted to write about the importance of expressing strong feelings in your work, but I couldn’t figure out how to tie it all together. It was frustrating, but I knew I could get through it because I’d experienced it…