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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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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