Category: Materials

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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...

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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...