Gouache Silhouettes

So, you don't really have an idea of what to paint. You're sitting there, with brush and hand, and nothing is coming? I got an idea. How about a simple silhouette with gouache? They're super easy to do. Pick a picture. Then only draw the outline. Now, there's one catch.…

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Finally got decent watercolor brushes

I don't have money coming out of my ears. That's why I have to budget my watercolor supplies accordingly. I've had awesome paper, awesome paints, but very cheap brushes. I've been able to get away with cheap brushes for only so long. The current painting I'm working on, I've had…

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Why a porcelain watercolor palette is better

When it comes to palettes for watercolors, I prefer a porcelain watercolor palette. But a caveat. I don't paint when I travel. When I travel, I take a sketchpad with me. I sketch only. A porcelain watercolor palette won't be ideal for travel purposes. If you got my luck, you'd…

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How to mount watercolor paper on wood

Do you need to know how to mount watercolor paper onto wood The good news - it's easy. The bad news - it's time consuming and a lot can go wrong. But don't worry, we'll walk through the process step-by-step. Afterwards, we'll tell you how to preserve your watercolor painting.…

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Watercolor vs Gouache

I named this article "watercolor vs gouache" but in reality, watercolor and gouache are friends. They play nicely together. They even share the same paper for their main choice of surface. But, you should know when to use one and when to use the other. Each has her own advantages…

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