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Watercolor Glazing Technique, Explained Step by Step

Glazing with watercolor is unique to this medium. Once you practice this technique and become comfortable with it, you will enjoy applying glazes to your paintings. Watercolor’s transparency is the key factor, since the first color will be seen through the color placed on top of it.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti is a prestigious artist from the British Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters who appeared from the UK in the mid to late 19th century. Whilst many in this art movement were overshadowed by the French impressionists of that era, they have still managed to retain academic respect up to the modern day thanks to the accessible and skilled nature of their works. This article looks into the career of Dante Gabriel Rossetti who was one of the founding members of this influential group of artists.

What Is a Painting Knife Used For?

Painting knives come in many different styles, shapes and sizes with a wood or rubberized handle. Each shape of the blade is designed for flexibility. One of the most common shapes of a painting knife is the ‘trowel’ shape, which can…

Painting Still-Life Watercolors

A still-life painted in watercolor can yield a beautiful painting, especially one with the right composition. First, decide what you would like to paint. Too many objects can cause confusion to the viewer’s eye.

Watercolor Brushes – Which Are Best?

Painting with watercolor can be both fun and challenging. One of the questions I often hear is, “which brushes are best, and should I buy those with natural filaments or synthetic brushes?” There are many brands of watercolor brushes on the market, and the choices can seem endless.

Watercolor Painting Corrections Are Possible!

Many would-be watercolorists shy away from this medium, fearing mistakes cannot be corrected. I’ve been “lifting” watercolor from my paintings for years, and am happy to share what I have learned with you. Painting with watercolor is an entirely different process than working with oils or acrylics. Once the painter learns how to make changes, much of the fear of this medium is removed and the artist can proceed in a much more relaxed manner!

Painting Murals for Your Business – Attracting Customers

If you are looking to remodel or simply vamping up your business, one way to do so is by painting a wall mural. Painting Murals for your business or home can change the look and feel of your establishment. Murals can be abstract, stylized or representative to your business. They can also be painted or created in tile, which can last a long time. So if you need some color or something new for your business or maybe even your home consider a painted mural.

The Voices in My Head

My thoughts on finding ones artistic voice. What it is, where does it come from, where does it take you.

Watercolor Paintings Of Beautiful Flowers

Watercolor can capture flowers in a beautiful way. The transparency of the medium allows the artist to use this to her/his advantage, capturing the delicate intricacies of the blossom. Whether painted “plein air” meaning out of doors, or as part of a still life in one’s studio, flowers provide endless possibilities when painted in watercolor.

Plein Air Painting in Watercolor

Plein air painting, or painting on location outdoors, can be both challenging and exhilarating. The results are often fresher looking than paintings done in a studio. Organizing your supplies ahead of time will make the plein air experience much more enjoyable!

Brian Froud: Evil Creatures With Mischievous Grins

I’ve never been much of a movie person. I’ve unfortunately never been able to tame my restlessness, sit still and sail through an entire movie without fidgeting and finding excuses to get up and do something else. In fact, if I was asked to count the movies I’ve actually sat through so far in life and watched to their entirety, I am certain I can count them on one hand and three fingers.

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