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©Lezley Davidson, “High Again” 2018, mixed media on paper.

On my quest to find a process that gets me the results that I’m looking for in a quick and relatively painless manner (oh – the artist dream), I’ve picked up the Graphitint again.

My thought was that I would render in the Indigo Blue Graphitint, ink, fix and then glaze over top with colour. Once I was finished with the monochromatic part – I thought “WHY” and called it a day.

I have some ideas. Stay tuned.

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Graphitint were the surprise winners in my recent experimentations. I’ll be digging further into them in a later video. I’m still not 100% sold on the results so far. The graphite underlay seems to be deadening the watercolour – though I’ve done this technique before and had excellent results. Namely the image to the left. […]

I’m on an experimental kick – trying to discover a way to blend graphite rendering and watercolour together in a pleasing joy bomb. There is no joy. The graphite dulls the watercolour and makes it “dirty”…. Hmph. I will keep trying.         More product information   As always – links to products […]

I’ve been experimenting with a mixed media approach to watercolour and this one test ballooned into 3 watercolour and graphite tests. This one, graphite powder and Graphitint pencils and watercolour. Come join me down the rabbit hole of graphite and watercolour!     More product information   As always – links to products used are […]

This episode we share a bunch of watercolour travel kit options. Take your painting on the go – easy peasy!

I stumbled across Michal’s watercolours on deviantArt some time ago. I find my way back to his site every few weeks to bask in the glory of his colour. I love how this guy paints. I love the colour washes, the flow, the lost edges and the light in his work. I love the layers […]

I separate my paints by 3 categories: transparent, staining & granulating. So any pigment I have is falls into a yes or no state for those categories – then I’ve done my best to group them together in their categories by chroma.

The last Free Watercolour lesson video – Dry Brush! Learn to create texture for old barns, wood, rocks, grass, dirt and other organic substances perfectly suited to the dry brush technique!

Today’s watercolour lesson covers wet in wet. I love letting the water and paint do it’s thing and merge and blend to replicate skies.