In traditional printmaking there are specific guidelines to follow when signing a print. These guidelines are a must to follow if you’re creating block prints, lithographs, etchings, and any other form of hand-pulled printmaking. When it comes to signing a giclee print, which includes a scan of the original or photograph, the guidelines are much
Fine art giclee prints are the best reproductions one can make of their original 2-D artwork. Nowadays, with the proper equipment, materials, and training these exquisite prints can be created from your own studio. What Kind of Art Can Be Reproduced as a Giclee? There’s a wide variety of art that can be reproduced as
Do you want to paint a snowman? You really can’t go wrong because just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two snowman are alike. So let your imagination go wild! This was such a fun painting to create! I liked it so much I decided to turn this snowman into a banner to decorate with!
Painting the color red can be frustrating! Learn how to avoid the pit falls of painting red with watercolors while also watching how to paint a Cardinal. Here is a list of the materials I used to make this Cardinal painting: I paint on 300 lb Arches Hot Press watercolor paper. All the paints I
Masking Fluid can be intimidating to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will discover opportunities for creating shapes in multiple layers of watercolor washes that can have an awesome effect on the outcome of your paintings! In this video I used many layers of masking fluid to create a
Want to know what my top 5 favorite watercolor techniques are that I use in almost all my paintings? Well here they are… 1. Flat Wash 2. Masking Fluid 3. Dry Brush 4. Wet on Wet 5. Glaze Are you familiar with these techniques? If so watch this video of a commission painting I did
Painting Fall leaves in watercolors is one of my favorite subjects of all time to paint! I have two time-lapse videos demonstrating different watercolor techniques you can use to create colorful Fall leaves. The 1st video focuses primarily on using a wet on wet technique, and the 2nd video demonstrates how to splatter paint to
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.) Before I give you the
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? Similar to my Hopping Mad video I condensed over 30 hours of preparing, drawing, and painting into a 12 minute video. I try to
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! Important Tip: What’s important to remember is to always look a the photo your are drawing, and only see the Elements of
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! Watch how it’s done and then give it a try!
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. Sepia Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre Although I tend to add my own unorthodox spin to all my watercolor paintings, the basics