A look at Primary Colors and the Color Wheel through watercolor paints. Download my color wheel template to create your own and learn about the relationships between your colors. Additional exercises will help you hone your techniques and learn to control water to pigment ratios.
- For Begginers
- How-To …
- Plein Air
- Urban Sketching
- Watercolor Exercises
It’s important to connect with your scene for your painting. I’ve found that loving your subject can inspire you, motivate you, and even energize you. Whether I’m working on a landscape or a portrait painting, framing the scene is my first step. I use my camera and sketchbook to capture the details and mood to reference later.
I will be exhibiting at least 2 plein air watercolor paintings August 12th between 1pm and 6pm at the Bridgeport Plein Air Exhibit. They will be for sale and ready to take home framed on Sunday. One of them will be painted that morning. Meet local artists and purchase art this Sunday in Bridgeport. The address for the exhibit is 3219-21 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL.
Sign up by August 14th for a chance to win this premium urban watercolor sketching kit. I have put together a premium kit for my AirBnb Urban Sketching Experience guests. It includes everything from our everyday kit along with some of my favorites, a Moleskine Watercolor Journal, and even more Daniel Smith Watercolors.
To improve at painting watercolors, practice. Daily watercolor exercises will go a long way in improving your technique and developing your style. Some exercises should be about technique and some should be about developing new ideas and styles. All of them should be about enjoying yourself and learning from mistakes rather than judging yourself. Each […]
Is this your first time painting watercolors? Maybe you have been painting with another medium like acrylics and oils and you’d like to try watercolors? I’ll show you a great way to dip your toes into this medium and see if painting watercolors is something you enjoy. These minimalist watercolor tips on supplies will start you off with a high quality and budget friendly kit that gives you room to grow.