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Salt Watercolor Texture Effects


I like to use "Sea Salt" or "Kosher Salt".

The best way for you to understand the wonderful Salt Watercolor Texture Effects you can create, is to examine just one grain of salt.

OK, Place a few grains of salt in your hand, now place it on a wet painted surface, and now, patience, let it dry.  Make note of the reaction time.

Each grain must absorb the paint, each grain can only absorb so much.  Make sense?   Too wet the grain will drown, too dry will not absorb a thing.

Play with the timing and you will get the general idea when to apply, and quantity to use.

Here is an example of Salt Watercolor Texture Effects applied to left and right bottom corners of a Floral Painting in Watercolor.


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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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