Why Pay More for your Paint?

Cheapskate or Paint Smart? My world of watercolor has changed. Not long ago I thought I had a grip on what watercolors were. The major brands like Winsor & Newton and Schmincke were familiar to me and had been the staple of my palette for more years than I care to remember. I felt I …

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Exploring Intuitive Art

Welcome to my watercolor and doodling tutorial, where I’ll be sharing with you how I use these artistic techniques to lift myself out of sadness and bring some joy and positivity into my life. I’ve always found that creativity is a powerful tool for improving my mental health and helping me overcome difficult emotions, and …

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Modern Mandala Painting

Painting a Mandala Today I thought it would be nice to do a mandala in watercolor and to talk a bit about what they are and why they bring so much into our lives, if we let them. Mandalas are traditional designs based on religious motifs which originate from the Buddhist and Hindu traditions and …

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Gelli Printing with Watercolor Paint

I have only recently discovered Gelli plates, and even more recently started to experiment with using them for creating backgrounds and images. The whole idea of gelli plates is widely covered on YouTube almost exclusively by artists using acrylic paints, maybe various acrylic inks and similar, but I soon discovered that doesn’t mean you can’t …

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Mixed Media Rocks!

Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with everything you can lay your hands on! In my “art drawer” beside my painting desk I have an assortment of pencils, pens, brush pens, paints and all sorts of things that can contribute to the look of a painting which might have started out as a watercolor. …

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