Having trouble finding the time and energy to paint? Try designing some Anti-Rules!
An easy tip for mixing lively, interesting and natural-looking browns, tans, skin tones, fur, feathers, etc.
Some alternative ways to make planning marks to avoid visible pencil lines in the finished painting.
A simple and nondestructive way to stop paint from beading up on a plastic watercolor palette.
once you start painting quarter-sheet or larger, or getting the paper really saturated, stretching your paper makes your life sooooo much easier! This video shows my preferred method, stretching on the same stretcher bars used for canvas, and an alternate method for those who have difficulty operating a staple gun.
Three methods for transferring a drawing to watercolor paper: using self-made graphite transfer, graphite transfer paper and clear acetate.
This video shows how to make a lightweight waterproof board to support a small watercolor painting while you work. This method will not prevent buckling, but the paper will flatten out again after it dries.
Ever wish you could print out a photo in larger sizes to transfer to your watercolor paper without making a trip to the copy shop? This video shows you how to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software which most people already have for reading PDFs) to print out large images on multiple sheets of letter-size paper.
A way to spatter without getting paint (or masking fluid) all over you and your studio.
Three ways to use masking fluid (liquid frisket) to mask a crescent moon in a watercolor painting.
An easy way to scale up or down and get a rectangle with the same proportions. No calculating, just a straightedge.
A simple method for eliminating and controlling mold on your watercolor palette.