French Ultramarine, Indigo, and Payne’s Grey

I'm sharing with you one of my watercolor secrets. If you want to get that magical nighttime look, I simply use these three colors - French Ultramarine, Indigo, and Payne's Grey. But since I'm painting on a watercolor board this time around, I'm going to go through a lot of…

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Are Daniel Smith Luminescent Watercolors all that?

If you've been doing watercolors for awhile, you've come across Daniel Smith paints. Although I'm not a brand stickler, both Daniel Smith and Windsor and Newton watercolors are generally pretty good. I've also reviewed M Graham gouache earlier, and enjoy that one too. I've even bought Blick store brand watercolors…

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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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In watercolor, sometimes paint without a plan

Occasionally, it's good not to have a plan. And just paint. I bought another watercolor board. And just started drawing on it. I had no plan whatever. I had all these images of Allie from previous live modeling practices that I had to do something with. And, I've never done…

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Testing matching colors with watercolor

I hope y'all have at least one watercolor journal. This is the most affordable way to do this. We'll be doing a simple experiment. We want to test color matching. We simply pair two colors. And see if they work. For this experiment, it's a simple exercise in dualchromaticism. If…

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