Warm-Up Exercises for Artists

  No, I’m not going to tell you to join a gym! But similar to an athlete’s warm-up and stretches before diving into their sport, artists should exercise...

Colour Theory for Artists

Understanding colour theory is essential for artists of all skill levels. In this blog, we’ll go over some colour basics like painting our colour wheel, mixing colours, and...

Masking Tape Mania

Unmasking the Mask One nifty tool that I discovered late in my watercolour journey was masking/artist’s tape. Not only does it instantly help with any paper warping problems,...

Mixing White Gouache with Watercolour

Did you know that you can experiment with gouache without committing to the purchase of an entire set? All you need to start is White gouache! It can be...

Lifting Techniques 101

“Do you even lift?” Well, when artists talk about “lifting”, we’re not talking about going to the gym! It’s actually a nifty technique used in watercolour painting, whether...

The Best Methods for Layering Watercolour

A key feature that watercolour is known for is the transparency of the paint. The layers of watercolour paint we put down are translucent, and this allows the...

Secrets to Great Freehand Drawing Techniques

The ability to draw, and to draw well is important to every creative. It doesn’t matter what sort of creative we are or what medium we use to...

Mastering the Edges of Watercolour

When envisioning the skill set of a watercolourist, being a master of edges may not be the first thing you'd place on the list! You may be surprised, then, to discover the importance...

Painting Texture in Watercolour (Part 2)

Conveying different textures in watercolour can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of using the medium. Because of the interplay of water and pigment, there is a wide...

Intro to Watercolour Glazing

When we talk about glazing in watercolour, I’m not talking about doughnuts (though I wish we were!). But like the word implies, “glazing” is basically a layering technique,...