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WCMaterialsThis is a bit of a “talky” video.

I don’t paint anything, I just show you supplies and talk about the differences between artist quality vs. student quality and recommend what I’d choose if I was just starting out in watercolours.

I don’t believe that you need to start with best quality materials when you’re just learning.

It can be a bit of a deterrent; when everything you’re using is so expensive, we tend to get more attached to favourable outcomes.

Favourable outcomes are not what learning watercolours is about.

It’s about painting. Period.

Just using the paint and brushes and learning how they flow together.

That’s the most important thing.

Just get started.
 
 

 
 
Quality has it’s place – but just get painting and you can start with as little as $20.
 
Watercolour Materials ComparisonYou can get your own copy of the Watercolour Materials Comparison chart over on the Free Watercolour Lessons page.

Consider getting in on all the Free Watercolour Lessons.

We cover all 5 of the basic skill foundations: flat wash, glazing, graded wash, wet in wet and dry brushing.

Everything to get you painting awesome in no time.

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Watercolour Materials ComparisonYou can get your own copy of the Watercolour Materials Comparison chart over on the Free Watercolour Lessons page.

Consider getting in on all the Free Watercolour Lessons.

We cover all 5 of the basic skill foundations: flat wash, glazing, graded wash, wet in wet and dry brushing.

Everything to get you painting awesome in no time.

Get Started Today Free - Button Orange
 
 

I’ve been curious for awhile about the effects of certain household items on paint. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting my experiments.

Salt provides a variety of unpredictable texturizing results depending on the size and spread of the grains and adds a crystallization that is incredibly effective at evoking ice and snow.

Allowing the medium to paint itself through the help of pouring, spraying and encouraging the pigment to move where you want with water.

SadieSavesTheDay made a watercolour swatch template that makes me squeal like it’s Christmas. Yes, I like it THAT much. If you do too, you know what I mean.

I spent an hour experimenting with a variety of media on the new Terraskin paper. Terraskin is a polymer paper, like Yupo, but it is coated in limestone and is known as a “stone” paper.

I tested out a bunch of old school nibs to give you an idea of the kinds of strokes they make.

MORE learning! This time I paint a kitty for an intensity exercise. Like the Raccoon Value Study – this is using the Stephen Quiller 12 colour wheel to create compliments. I’ll keep updating you will my foundations progress – Let me know your own favourite ‘back to basics’ exercises!     More product information Click […]

Today I time lapse an art video about colour value. It’s a baby raccoon. It’s pretty cute. Baby animals normally are.