Painting with honey watercolors, Part II

One thing about being an artist - your opinions will change. You'll have your favorites. And something else will come along and you'll end up liking it even better. We are constantly evolving. Constantly. All of us. Not too long ago, I wrote an article on how important is watercolor…

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You really have to cake on black gouache

I made a mistake. I tried for the second painting of Selene, the Ancient Greek Moon Goddess, to use Moonglow watercolor. She didn't pop out. Rather, the painting looked, well, boring. I knew I did a pretty good job painting Allie as Selene and I regretted wasting a painting. So,…

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How to clean your watercolor brushes

I rarely use soap with my watercolor brushes. Usually with watercolors, using two jars does the trick. I have two Kimchi jars that I use for my watercolor brushes. The first one is for the initial rinse and the second one is for the second rinse. With plain old watercolors,…

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Making gouache bar paintings

I do two types of paintings. I do the paintings that I could sell at a bar for cheap. And I do the paintings that I either sell on this website or give to friends. The former, I can whip out in a day. The latter, I spend a lot…

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