Category: Materials

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Paper problem

All really good watercolor paper has a

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Black Tulip brush set

I received a set of watercolor brushes from Zen Art supplies sent to me for evaluation. I thought I might as well write a review on the blog of these brushes. They call the…

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When a new student arrives at my courses, they usually have a pencil with them, at least those who have painted before, those who have not painted do not have a pencil. Pretty much…

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Premixed colors

There are several different types of premixed colors. There are colors that a manufacturer mixes to mimic an expensive

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Watercolour Paints Cracking

Do you have watercolor pans that crack like the one in the picture above? It could be due to too much water! If you use watercolor paint in a pan, as most people do,…

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Beginner’s choice of brushes

The shape There are many different types of watercolor brushes. But for ordinary painting, the round brush is the only sensible choice. It can be good to have other types of brushes as well,…

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Blocks or sheets

I understand why so many, especially amateurs, choose to paint on a piece of paper in a block rather than paint on a stretched sheet of paper. It can be difficult to stretch a…

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Tubes or pans from the point of view of price

At least 80% of my students in my watercolor courses use paint in a pan. The rest use tubes, Tube users are in the minority. Many of the new students do not even know…

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Beginner’s (and others) guide to choosing colors

Having the right colors is crucial to be able to mix with them. Most watercolor sets have a decent range of colors, but they often lack some important color, and it also often includes…

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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…