Watercolor Painting

Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

Fine Art Friday: Masters of the Watercolor Landscape

By Paul Heaston
Watercolor LandscapeWatercolor is a medium that requires patience and dedication to master. Landscape painting is a discipline that requires the same thing. So painters of watercolor landscapes often have a doubly difficult time in their chosen field. If you find yourself in need of a little inspiration, take a look at some watercolor landscapes from the masters. Read more »

In the Fold: Tips for Painting Draped Fabric in Watercolor

By Paul Heaston
Painting Fabric with WatercolorAny watercolorist is bound to encounter the challenge of painting fabric eventually, either on a figure, in the built environment or as part of a still life. The key to painting draped fabric is thinking about shape, shadow and texture. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you master painting fabric in watercolor. Read more »

Introducing Online Fine Art Classes from Craftsy

By Craftsy
Online Fine Art ClassesAs a valued Craftsy blog reader, we wanted you to know about something we’ve been excitedly developing behind the scenes for months. After many hours working with talented art instructors from around the world, we're thrilled to debut our first six Fine Art classes on the platform you love. Read more »

Breaking the Law: Mixed Media Painting Techniques

By Paul Heaston
Mixed Media Painting Techniques“Mixed media” is one of those impressive and intimidating-sounding art techniques that sounds more complicated than it actually is. When a work is “mixed media,” all that really means is more than one form of art media was used. While that could mean something as simple as mixing pencil and watercolor, most people use the term to refer to combining media that are not so closely or commonly associated. There are an infinite number of ways to combine media, but here are a few basic techniques and combinations to help you get started! Read more »

Enhance Your Work With the Right Paintbrushes

By Paul Heaston

With the huge selection of paintbrushes available, picking the perfect one can be challenging. What kind of brush is really best for watercolors? For oils or acrylics? Here’s a quick overview to help you sort through the chaos and find the brush for you.

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Discover The Great Watercolor Artists

By Paul Heaston

Watercolor is one of the simplest forms of painting around. If you find yourself in need of some watercolor inspiration, here’s a look at some of the true masters of watercolor over the years.

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