Category: Techniques

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Mixing red and green color

When you ask Google what color you get when red and green are mixed, several of the answers are that the color turns brown. This is only true if a certain red and green…

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Scrape out white

Smaller white details in watercolor are always a problem. They are often too small to just save by painting around. It is possible to use masking fluid and a dip pen or similar tool…

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Color mixing in theory

A color wheel is a theoretical construction in which you have taken the spectrum of white light, from red to warm blue, bent this into a circle and filled in the colors that are…

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Mix blue and yellow

Mixing green color seems to cause problems for many. Maybe it’s because mixing color is generally difficult or it’s just that green colors are difficult to get right. When a blue color is mixed…

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Paint grass with a flat brush

I thought I would share a way to paint grass and other “striped” structures that are quite useful. There are brushes that are made for the purpose, so-called fan brushes, but I do not…

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Beginner’s guide to mixing colors – Technique

Mixing colors seems easy, but for the inexperienced artist it can still be a challenge. I have understood this, after many years of teaching. I will therefore describe how to mix colors. These are…

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Beginner’s guide to mixing colors – Material

This is the first post about color mixing, it will be followed by others. Colors It is important to have the right colors as a starting point for mixtures. All colors that consist of…

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Beginner’s mistakes 2

I continue to describe common mistakes that many beginners make, last time I described mistakes that are common with the material such as brushes, paper and paints. This time it is the problem that…

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Beginner’s mistakes 1

I have been holding watercolor courses for almost 40 years and have seen many beginners paint watercolor during all this time. I will mention some very common mistakes that beginners make, so that you…