Creating a sense of depth and believable shadows, especially on red, yellow and orange objects.
Some situations are inherently difficult to paint with transparent watercolor alone. Bringing in a other media may help you create a successful painting with less struggle.
Why is it so hard for us to just ignore them? Should we actually be following them?
Save yourself some headaches by choosing subjects and creating designs that work with the medium.
Working on paper that is saturated from the back is a method for preventing your paper from buckling while you work that does not involve stretching it.
Making easy, small changes to your reference photo can make your painting more interesting and unique (and often, easier to paint, too!)
Look over my shoulder as I paint the subpaintings to help me decide how I want to paint reflections on calm water.
Some watercolor pigments produce granulation (a.k.a. sedimentation), a mottled or speckly appearance as the wash dries. Did you know that you can sometimes coax more or less granulation out of the same pigment? Here’s how.
A few tips for mixing darks and shadow colors in watercolor, including shadows on yellow and red objects.
In this video, I demonstrate an alternate method for softening edges in watercolor, using a sponge instead of a brush.
An easy tip for mixing lively, interesting and natural-looking browns, tans, skin tones, fur, feathers, etc.
Tips for planning a manageable painting/postcard and coping with a complex subject when sketching on location.