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Watercolor Lessons

 

Here is a brief description of the Watercolor lessons,

tips, techniques and information you will find in this site.

 

PAINTING SUPPLIES FOR WATERCOLOR

  • Watercolor Painting Brushes - Basic Set.
  • Watercolor Brushes Anatomy, so you can choose wisely.
  • Watercolor Painting Paper, a list of major manufactureres of Watercolor Papers,
  • what students and I have experienced using them.
  • A complete description of Paper, things you need to know before you buy.

 

PAINTING FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR WITH DEMOS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Images showing painting Petals and Leaves

  • Painting Backgrounds in Watercolor.

 

DEMONSTRATIONS OF A TULIP PAINTED IN WATERCOLOR

  • Step By Step with 14 images. Showing Watercolor techniques.

 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING TREES, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

  • Step By Step using a stencil, throwing the Watercolor paint
  • producing foliage with a natural look.
  • Painting Oak Trees, Fir, Palms and Willows.

 

PAINTING PEOPLE IN WATERCOLOR DEMOS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

  • Demonstration of Incidental People in Watercolor.
  • How to use a stencil.
  • A chart showing the proportion of figures in various age brackets.

 

PAINTING WATERCOLOR LINES

  • A simple method of painting lines in your Watercolor Paintings.

 

PAINTING SHADOWS IN WATERCOLOR

  • A discussion of shadows, lighting, etc.
  • How to paint shadows on flowers in Watercolor.

 

LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR

  • Demonstrations of Rocks, Skies.
  • Seascapes, Rocks and Lighting.

 

SEASCAPES IN WATERCOLOR WITH DEMONSTRATIONS

Image demo of a breaking wave.

 

COLOR SCHEMES

 

MIXING WATERCOLOR PAINT

 

PAINT RATIO

This is a fairly complete discussion about Watercolors.

Various Watercolor Painting Schemes.

Primary,  Secondary.  Tertiary, and Analogous schemes.

 

COLOR GLAZING

All you need to know about color glazing (well almost).

 

TECHNIQUES IN WATERCOLOR,TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Airbrush Painting, Dry Brush Painting.

Wet-into-Wet, Flat Wash, Graded Wash.

Salt effects on Watercolor Paintings.

Stretching Watercolor Paper, Masking Fluid, Magic Eraser (This is a must read).

Painting Watercolors on Yupo.

 

PLAN A WATERCOLOR PAINTING

This is how to plan a Watercolor Painting before you rush in with your brush.

 

PERSPECTIVE

Basic Perspective with images and text.

 

AIRBRUSHING

Airbrushing for beginners.

 

DEMONSTRATIONS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Step -By-Step demonstration of a landscape in Watercolor.

Different types of washes.

Description of edges that you will want to use in your paintings.

 

STRETCHING WATERCOLOR PAPER

The very best way to stop the paper from buckeling and warping.

 

FRAMING AND THOUGHTS

Step-By-Step how to frame your own Watercolor Painting.

 

WATERCOLOR PROBLEMS

The answers to most of your Watercolor questions.

[Note: These and many more lessons are available in real-time video demonstrations through subscribing to "Jim's Watercolor Challenge".]

 

 

 

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.

More.....

 

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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