Category: Materials

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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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What colors do I have in my watercolor box?

I mostly use colors in a tube, but I have a box that I take with me when I can not or do not want to bring a lot of tubes. The box contains...

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Why use a limited palette

Try painting a picture that contains both quinacridone rose and cadmium red, or French ultramarine and phthalo blue. The coloring achieved with such a color combination is not beautiful, it is disharmonious, like tritone...

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To remove a stretched painting from the board

When you stretch a watercolor painting, you tape the watercolor paper on a board with gummed paper tape. Using gummed paper tape is important because it is the only tape that sticks to a...

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Masking fluid

Masking fluid is a liquid rubber solution that is applied to the watercolor paper to save parts of the white paper. Small white details are difficult to save by just painting around them. Then...

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Stretching Watercolour Paper – how-to

Stretching a paper means taking advantage of the fact that a wet paper is larger than a dry one. When you wet a paper, it swells, a large sheet can be several centimeters larger...

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Gummed Paper Tape

The gummed paper tape is needed when stretching watercolor paper and when framing. The tape is made of paper and has a gummed surface, which means that you must use water to make it...

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Water, paper and sizing

Ever heard of a watercolor paper surface gluing? No! Then you should read this. All paper has glue in the pulp, otherwise the paper would not stick together. Some papers have only a little...

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What should a beginner in watercolor buy?

Actually, it’s simple: Buy the best you can get. Unfortunately, it is quite expensive to buy only the best. The beginner may not want to start by spending hundreds of dollars on materials. Therefore,...