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My 5 Favorite Watercolor Techniques

Want to know what my top 5 favorite watercolor techniques are that I use in almost all my paintings?

Well here they are...

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Flat Wash vs Glaze: Can You Tell the Difference?

I had to paint really, really fast in this time-lapse demo to create animals in several different layers of watercolor paint. I used only one technique throughout the entire video. Can you guess what it is?

(I'll give you a hint, it's either a flat wash or a glaze.) 

 

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VIDEO: Fun Watercolor Painting of Dog Dish Dilemma

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?

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VIDEO: Drawing from Imagination vs Photo

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!

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VIDEO: How to Draw a Dog Upside Down

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!

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VIDEO: Watercolor Painting of Kick Start

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! 

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Watercolor Tools of the Trade

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.

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VIDEO: The Dramatic Creation of Hopping Mad

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!

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VIDEO: Quick Tip on How to Mix Your Own Black

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. 

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VIDEO: Quick Tip on Erasing

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.

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