Paint a Fall Leaf with Me!

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Every Fall during the month of October, I release a seasonal mini course on how to paint Fall leaves using my painting methods. In this course I teach you step-by-step how to paint three different leaves. I also include a collection of hand picked leaf references from Maine to inspire you to continue painting using

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Learn How to Paint a Chipmunk on a Sunflower

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Do you like sunflowers? Here’s a peek at an advanced watercolor course in my Art Academy. In this course you will learn how to paint a chipmunk on a sunflower. It’s a fun one, and not too difficult to paint. A great course to try out after going through my signature course, Watercolor Painting for

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Learn How to Paint & Sell an Egg

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Painting eggs with watercolors is a great subject to paint because, there are soooo many lessons you can learned! You learn how to: Create soft gradual transitions in a wash to capture the highlights and shadows in an egg. Work on reading the wetness of the paper with wet on wet technique. Develop your color

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Learn How to Paint a Raccoon!

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Creating a raccoon with watercolors became one of my favorite paintings to make! That’s because I was able to use a limited palette with my two favorite colors: Payne’s Gray Sepia I use these two colors in everything I paint because the combination of the two is perfect for painting shadows in just about any

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How I Made the Cardinal Collection

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My Cardinal Collection is only made up of three paintings, but the displaying versatility will surprise you! Watch this video to see how I paint these three watercolors at the same time to ensure they flow together seamlessly. You will also find out what the hardest part was for me when creating these paintings. Watch

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Watercolor Paper for Beginners: 6 Things You Need Know About Paper

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Watercolor paper is the most important part of your whole painting! Without the proper paper you will never achieve a vibrant, luminous, glow to your painting no matter how good your paints are. Watch the video below to learn all the important aspect you need to know when picking out watercolor paper. Watercolor Paper Video

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Worst Mistake in a Watercolor Painting

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I made the worst mistake in a watercolor painting one can make, and it was all captured in this video. Sometimes a painting can be saved, but in this video I decided it would be best to scrap my 1st attempt and start all over again! Watch to see the moment when I decided the painting

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How to Sign a Print

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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

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The Equipment and Materials Needed to Make Archival Giclee Prints

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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

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Watercolor Time-lapse Painting of a Snowman

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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!

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How to Layer Masking Fluid in a Watercolor Painting

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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

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