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Dry Brushing


A Dry Brushing means a brush with pigment but very little water.

Normally applied with a brush at a very low angle to dry paper, almost parallel to the paper and a slight scrubbing action applied.

Most texture will be on rough paper.

Least texture will be on hot press paper.

Cold press paper somewhere in between the two

The first tree has too much water, the second has little water,good texture.

Sides of buildings,old barns, rusty metal roofs, all lend well to this dry brushing.

How about rocks, tree trunks, etc.,etc.

If the brush is too wet, you'll lay a flat wash, if the brush is wet try holding it in a verticle position (hairs pointing up) for about five seconds. The water will flow towards the ferrule (where the hairs meet the metal) then take a tissue and wrap and squeeze the small area of the ferrule and hairs. Don't touch the upper hairs where the pigment is. You will often read, lay brush on sponge or tissue to remove excess water. You will like my way best, try it. Don't forget to apply a scrubbing action with the hairs, it may take a few strokes but the texture will appear.

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Watercolor Basics

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



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.



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.


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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