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Exercise Reeds

I made this painting in 2005 after a very old black and white photo. The fact that the photo is not in color may contribute to the slightly freer colors in the painting. The...

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Venetian red

The color Venetian red is the same as Indian red, the only difference is that Venetian red is often slightly lighter and more orange in color. The color is as old as human culture, Venetian...

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Lemon yellow (PY175)

The original pigment with the name lemon yellow is Barium chromate, it has the index name PY31, the pigment is toxic and is no longer used in watercolor paint. Instead, various AZO pigments have...

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Wet on wet on bushes and a house

For this painting I have used these colors: Burnt sienna, mine is from Winsor & Newton and is colorful and transparent, which is an advantage for this motif. You can use any orange brown...

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Take care of your brushes

One of the downsides of teaching watercolor is seeing how people take care of their stuff. Many people buy nice brushes and then quickly destroy them, it’s sad to see. Here are some simple...

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Viridian

During the first half of the 19th century, the new color Chromium oxide green began to be used in art. A French paint manufacturer, Pannetier, made the paint according to a secret recipe. Somewhat...

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Burnt Sienna

Sienna is in its original form a yellow-brown earth color. If you heat up the natural sienna pigment, it becomes redder and darker. This red and dark color is called burnt, the original is...

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How to paint dark with a nice result

It is difficult to paint a dark color without the color dying. Painting dark at all is difficult for many, regardless of the quality of color. A property of watercolor paints is that they...

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An exercise in flat wash technique

This is the first exercise that all my students must complete. You absolutely must be able to do this. If you try to do this exercise, the goal is a perfect result, otherwise you...

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Raw Sienna

Raw sienna is an ancient pigment, used at least since Roman times. The name comes from the original deposit where suitable soil was found near Arcidosso which was previously under the control of Siena,...