Watercolor Art: How to Techniques Painting & Landscapes

Mastering the fundamentals and various approaches to watercolor art is challenging and rewarding. You’ll learn about watercolor painting techniques for landscapes and portraits and more, in online galleries, watercolor tutorials and creative challenges. Enjoy learning how to paint with watercolors!

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How to Mix Amazing Grays in Watercolor

Color mixing is something I’m good at. Watercolor, acrylic, encaustic: I can mix and match and get just what I’d been hoping for – sometimes something even better than I’d hoped for. I discovered this fact quite by accident a couple of years ago, and it’s come in quite handy. I can save money...

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Mixing Watercolors

Many purests will tell you never to use secondary or intermediate colors from tubes when mixing watercolors. Instead, you should always mix your blacks, neutrals (browns) and grays from primary colors. Phoenix artist Julie Gilbert Pollard recommends choosing a selection of watercolors that are mostly warm and cool versions of the primary colors, with no...

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Watercolor Without Rules | Nadine Charlsen Watercolor Gallery

When watercolorist Nadine Charlsen walked into Paul Ching-Bor’s class, his first words caught her by surprise: “I don’t have rules.” Foregoing traditional technique, he started dark and worked light; he liberally scratched parts off and scrubbed others out, “and I’d never seen that before,” Charlsen says. That class challenged her own tendencies, allowing her the...

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Watercolor Painting Video | Watercolor Artist February 2017 Issue Preview

The February issue of Watercolor Artist features the paintings that won top prizes in national watercolor society exhibitions, creative jump-starts and new watercolor hacks to try. Featured artists include Helen Brown, Nadine Charlsen, Kathleen S. Giles, Olga Litvinenko, Yael Maimon, Enza Viceconte, William Trost Richards and more. Watch our preview and check it out!

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Watercolor Figures | Yael Maimon Gallery

Israeli artist Yael Maimon is known for adept, expressive strokes; bold, vivid colors; and delightfully  engaging painting series of cats, desserts and fairytale figures. “I think that over the years I’ve developed my own style that keeps evolving,” she says. “It’s a natural process; it’s not static. Style builds slowly over time and shifts in relation to life...