Have you ever wanted an easy way to scale up a sketch? Or to figure out what size rectangle to draw for a small planning study for a quarter-sheet or half-sheet of watercolor paper? Here’s a simple trick that only requires a straightedge (or a piece of string will do!).
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.
One of the joys of watercolor is the ease of cleanup. In fact, you don’t really have to clean up at all, if you don’t feel like it. Nothing terrible happens if you just wipe off your brush, put it down and walk away. Well, mostly—do you know the right way to put down a watercolor…
An easy way to remove stuck caps from tubes of watercolor (no pliers!) and a few tips for preventing stuck caps in the future.
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.