Do you feel like you're not progressing in your watercolours? Sometimes no matter how hard you try, something unexpected always comes up. Maybe it's a stray brush stroke. Or perhaps a bloom. Or how about that time you added too much paint on your brush and turned day into night!
Loosen up your painting! One of the most common questions I get is 'how can I loosen up my style?'
Fair question. Is it a matter of how you hold your brush? A technique? Or, is it just a style that some people have and some don't?
Easy Watercolor Portrait Sketching – Introduction and Debrief Learn how to do some easy watercolor portrait sketching in my recent workshop. I show you how to sketch any portrait in 10-15 minutes! In this workshop, we will try something a little different. We’ll be sketching simple portraits from a variety […]
Learn watercolor portraiture now by following the steps in this demonstration. I painted this portrait live last night and am fairly pleased with how it turned out.
Lately, I've been choosing photographs with strong contrasts as I really like the look of the light 'popping' out of the page. I had to take extra care to preserve the lighter parts of this portrait, mainly the skin, the left side of her hair.
Painting a male portrait is similar to painting a female portrait, although there are a few considerations to keep in mind. I will go through some of these below as well as some of my thoughts on my final painting.
Painting Watercolor Portraits Easily: Reflection Painting watercolor portraits easily may seem impossible to most but in this live demonstration and article, I’ll show you a simple process that will ensure success with practice. This was a challenging reference photo, but I really liked the strong light source coming from the […]
Paint Switzerland in Watercolor – Introduction Want to learn how to paint Switzerland in Watercolor? Here’s a loose scene that I painted of Sagogn, Switzerland in a live workshop. Whilst I felt that I could have improved the buildings by paying more attention to the light and shadows – especially […]
In this easy mountain landscape workshop you'll learn how to paint mountains, buildings, trees, and light.
This was my first attempt at painting this scene, and I wanted to portray a strong sense of light and shadow on the buildings.
ere's something a little different to paint. It's a scene of a group of monks in Myanmar. I thought this interesting scene would be a great opportunity to learn how to paint some loose figures in watercolor.
Daniel Smith Amethyst Review – Overview In this Daniel Smith Amethyst Genuine review video, we’ll be looking at this pigment under the microscope, applying some swatches, and seeing how it interacts on paper. I’ll be painting some flowers and fruits in a tutorial near the end using Amethyst Genuine. I […]