I had so much fun in this time-lapse video creating animal faces in each layer of watercolor paint! Watch the video, and then check out the tutorial that follows to see how I made it.
Ever wondered what the difference is between a wash and a glaze? I answer that mystery too!
Here's another fun and fast video of me creating a painting! This one is of a dog with a bowl full of baby birds. Oh no, what's a dog to do?
Want to learn how to draw more realistic? Then watch this video of these amazing kids drawing animals, and check out their before and after drawings. Then, give this drawing exercise a try!
Drawing my dog from an upside down photograph may sound like a crazy stunt, but it's actually a great way to improve your drawing skills!
Here is another speed video of how I paint my watercolors. In this upbeat video featuring my two youngest daughters you are able to see how I use a limited pallet of only three colors. Although I tend to take a more unorthodox approach to all my watercolor paintings, the basics in the long run are very similar; layers, layers and more layers!
As a watercolor artist it's imperative for me to have the necessary tools for painting. Often, there is a significant variety of materials available, and everyone has their favorites for different reasons. Over the years I have narrowed down the tools that work best for me and have compiled a list of my favorites.
Ever wonder how I create my watercolor paintings? Here's your chance to watch a time-lapse video of me creating the painting "Hopping Mad" from start to finish!
The new quick tip video is "How to mix black watercolor paint". I know that may seem silly when you can simply buy black watercolor paint, but in traditional watercolors that does not exist.
This video is a quick tip on erasers. I know, I know, who needs a lesson on erasing? Believe it or not having the right eraser is imperative when working with watercolors. It all comes down to having the proper tools for the job. Your painting will lack in the end if you don't start with a good foundation. That is what this video will teach you! Hopefully you find this helpful.
The first step to creating any painting is finding a source of inspiration. My inspiration for creating the painting Peacock Love was an old photograph I took of a male peacock while on vacation. When I came across this photo I notice the shape of the bird resembled half of a heart. I though, wouldn't it look neat if I put a female peacock next to him creating the shape of the heart in between them, and I just loved the idea of those tail feathers in the background!