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Basics 101

 

YOU DON'T NEED TO FAIL IN WATERCOLORS

One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is.................

JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.

Comparing your work to experienced artists or maybe a photograph.

This is complete self abuse.

The one question you must ask yourself when you stand before the whole world and utter....Oh what a mess.......Am I making a fair comparison.

This is your first attempt.

Then to compare it to this image.

This is not a fair comparison, is it?

A comparison of other paintings produced by experienced artists or maybe a photograph, this is self abuse swimming in negative thoughts.

This is my best advice for this "malady", is allow yourself to become a bad artist and allow the watercolor to take it's natural course.

This is your expectation

 

But this is how you painted it

It is normal to have expectations that are unfoundedly high, you might be a victim of your own internalized perfectionism, a nasty internal and external critic who resides in the left side of the brain keeping a constant stream of remarks disguised as the truth.


"YOU CALL THAT A PAINTING", WHAT A JOKE, WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN BE AN ARTIST? AND SO ON AND SO ON, IT CHATTERS TO YOU.

SOMETHING YOU MUST UNDERSTAND AND NEED TO KNOW, YOUR NEGATIVE OPINIONS ARE NOT THE TRUTH, YOU MUST HOLD ONTO THIS THOUGHT.

Now lets go and have a good time with Watercolor.  The most exciting medium out there.

Knowing full well "you can do it".  You can become an up and coming artist.

Let's take all the stress out of your life and learn to paint.

 

[Note: You can get help with your watercolor painting by subscribing to "Jim's Watercolor Challenge" where you can view monthly real-time video demonstrations on watercolor painting, watercolor techniques, and everything you should know about colors.]

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Watercolor Basics

One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is................. JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.

YOU DON'T NEED TO FAIL IN WATERCOLORS!

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Watercolor for Beginners

Learn the basics of watercolor painting... from choosing the right paper and brushes to learning basic techniques of glazing and how to frame your work.

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Watercolor Techniques

Learn just a few of the various techniques used most often by professional watercolorists to bring interest, texture and "life" to their watercolor paintings.

Each technique is fully demonstrated.

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Painting Trees

Although trees are made up of many parts and endless textures don't let them become overwhelming, you cannot fall out of these painted trees. I know you can paint good looking trees with a little help. So lets see how you are going to do this without getting bent out of shape, irritated or what-ever you do when those Green Balls on sticks appear.......been there...done that.

Painting Landscapes

I am going to present to you a "non encyclopedia" approach and give you a no fuss, logical way to paint a watercolor landscape and have fun doing it. Before we start, get comfortable maybe a favorite beverage would be in order. Make your mistakes, goofs and failures work to help you in painting a watercolor landscape.

  • Four Seasons
  • Working With Fresh Transparent Glazes
  • Watercolor Painting in the Great Outdoors
  • Painting Clouds in Watercolor
  • Step by step Demonstration on Watercolor Winter Scenes
  • Demonstration of Painting Trees Trunks
  • Demonstration of Rocks and Sea
  • Demonstration of Watercolor Skies
  • Watercolor Landscape Painting Tips

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