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Just in time for getting away to warmer weather – here’s a collection of travel tools for painting in watercolour on the go:
 
 

 
 
 
 
Hey! Here’s a helpful index and links:

  • 0:00: Koi Watercolours
  • 4:00: Koi Watercolour brush
  • 5:05: Cotman Pocket Plus
  • 7:54: Cotman Field Plus
  • 10:27: Cotman Compact Set
  • 12:27: Cotman Field Box
  • 14:33: Compact water bucket set
  • 15:35: Arches Watercolour blocks
  • 16:57: Fluid Watercolour Blocks

 
 
 

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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.

Graded wash is where we finally get into what feels like “painting”.

Instead of flat areas of colour we are creating volume and rendering shape with the addition of water to lighten the paint pigments.

Free Watercolour Lessons. Learn flat wash, graded wash, wet in wet, glazing and dry brush. Join The Studio for access!

I think it’s more important for people to jump in and start painting than worry about spending a lot of money for “quality” materials.

Quality has it’s place – but just get painting and you can start with as little as $20.

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.