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.
A clean and easy way to get all the paint out of a watercolor tube (without cutting it open!).
An easy way to remove stuck caps from tubes of watercolor (no pliers!) and a few tips for preventing stuck caps in the future.
Just a short video with some tips to prevent your paper from tearing when you remove masking tape from your watercolors.
Sketchbook Pro is a great tool for quickly planning changes to a painting in progress, and it’s free. This video introduces the small set of features I use in my planning process, so you can get started quickly without having to go through a lot of features you don’t need.
When the Big Pile of Nope in your studio gets too big and discouraging, it’s time to go mining!
Are you wondering how I can see your work and give you feedback in Zoom? I’ve been doing watercolor coaching via Zoom for almost two years now—I’ve got a system! Here’s a short video to show you how it works.