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VIDEO SERIES: Outdoor Watercolor Sketching, Step 4

  Step 4 is up at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n_5ysI4u1c&list=UUVAm6W43X6ERRzOxS6UlbLA&index=1&feature=plcp NOTE: Here’s a list of the exact equipment I used in the demos, including the pigments on my palette. Sketchbook: Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook, 9×12″ 60 sheets, paintable equally on both sides, hence … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Two Most Important Painting Composition Techniques?

They are: (1) Good Shapes and (2) Interlocking Lights and Darks. In the following two video Clips I demonstrate techniques for achieving the second of these two principles: Interlocking Lights and DArks: CLip 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbF–NyvdF0 Clip 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfISeoe_2Go

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A new Mini-Demo on painting a watercolor sky

When I want an interesting watercolor sky, when, say, the landscape below is not so dynamic, here’s a sky that works for me. The basic technique is that I wet the sky area of my watercolor paper.  But while doing … Continue reading

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Some Mini-Demos on Key Watercolor Techniques

I did some video clips for a friend on foundational watercolor techniques and thought I might as well share them here. The first clip is on these techniques: Achieving Color Variety–an exercise Mixing some Greens Painting it and leaving it … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Melissa Donovan’s Warning of Potential Censorship of the Internet

Don’t Miss Melissa Donovan’s Warning of Potential Censorship of the Internet.

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Invitation to my Flickr! page

You’re also invited to visit my “Select Watercolors” Flickr! Page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21521891@N06/sets/72157603373191723/

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Analysis of Charles Reid’s Watercolor Techniques…special post

Written especially for watercolorists young in their skills that read Charles’s books and view his DVDs . . . Probably those at, say, an intermediate level of learning. His Way with Composition: Charles lets any center of interest in a … Continue reading

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Clips #15 and final Clip #16 are now up at You Tube for your viewing.

In  Clip #15 I add some distant seagulls and also darken the waves in spots. Here is the link for Clip #15 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCCqCHfgtk4 Note: One more clip my final-final, #16, is done and will be uploaded shortly, … Continue reading

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Now ready for viewing: Clips 11 through 14

Continuing the “Seagulls and Surf at Sunset Bay” demo and getting close to the finale. Will this demo ever end?! 🙂 About 2 more clips, I think. Here are the links: Clip 11  adding some dark accents in the cliff … Continue reading

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Announcing: Clips 8, 9 and 10 are now available for viewing

Continuing the thorough watercolor demonstration of “Seagulls and Surf at Sunset Bay” series . . . In Clip 8  I paint the foliage area of bushes and trees just above the long cliff area at the left, using a mix-your-paint-on-the-paper … Continue reading

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