You don’t need that many watercolors

One of the many beauties of watercolors is that you don't need to own that many watercolors. My palette only has 10 holes and I've never had a problem with that. Even paintings that look like I have tons of colors are only using the same colors with more or…

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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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Painting with honey watercolors, Part I

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I love M Graham gouache. But, for a completely different reason than anyone else. I'm nearly blind. I literally need my glasses to find my glasses. Do you remember Velma from Scoobie Doo? If so, you probably remember when…

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How important is watercolor paint brand?

So, how important is watercolor paint brand? Keep in mind, this is one artist's opinion. A lot of watercolor artists are brand sticklers. They're convinced that brand X smokes brand Y. You'll get the same thing with guitarists, car enthusiasts, and every other person who's convinced their favorite brand is…

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5 things to know before starting watercolors

Before I started watercolors, I was already working with Allie. I was heavily into colored pencils at the time. Why colored pencils? I have no idea. I wanted to get better at drawing and regular pencils seemed boring to me. Or something like that. It's funny because now, I love…

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