Color-mixing is often discussed as if the only consideration is getting “the right color”, but watercolor pigments each have their own physical and chemical properties. This video presents an activity to help you develop a more sophisticated understanding of color-mixing. These exercises are designed to help you become better at choosing and mixing pigments to really exploit all aspects of the colors on your 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.