Watercolor Lessons, Painting Demonstrations, Tips & Technique

Watercolor Lessons

This free Watercolor Lessons together with Painting Demonstrations, Instructions, Tips and Technique in watercolor are created to help other artists. Hope you will find them helpful and inspirational:

How to paint your message?

When I want to start a painting I usually don’t need to search for inspiration because I only need to look around me. If it is a smile on a childrens face or the innocence in the youth or the folds in a face or if it is a sun glittering on a flowers petal or on the leaves. Read on …

Is your painting really finished? Checklist

You have painted your beautiful flower or rose painting with leaves and the background. Are you really happy with the result? Do you know if your flower painting is really finished? Or does it need a bit more work? Here is a check list for a successful flower painting Read on …

How to create colour harmony in flower paintings?

When we create a flower painting then we need to make sure that the flower, the leaves and also the background build a whole. We need to make sure that we create colour harmony. Read on …

Tips on Painting Leaves and Mixing Greens

Painting realistic leaves and mixing the perfect greens isn’t difficult, we just need to know how to create the form, which colours we need to use, how to paint light and dark areas of our leaves and how to use colour temperature. Read on …

How to paint a rose 

When painting roses I usually want my roses to be realistic. But important is that the roses are glowing in colour. I want to capture the soft and light petals and I also want the light showing through the petals. But I too want to create a three dimensional form so I use colour temperature. Read on …

How to paint flowers

Are you struggling with how to paint flowers in watercolor or in oil? Don’t you know how to get depth or how to get a three dimensional look for your flower paintings? No matter if you want to paint realistic or loose flowers – the magic is always there…  Read on …

Paint a Rose in a loose style

In this Rose Painting I wanted to use a more loose watercolor style.  This was very different for me as I usually work with very controlled watercolor washes. But I wanted to loosen up this painting a bit more. Read on …

Paint colourful blacks and darks

Should we use the black colour out of a tube or should we mix our own black colour? I think there is no right and no wrong. Read on …

How to paint pink subjects?

I love pink flowers and I love to paint pink colour. But how to paint the colour pink? Let me show this in one of my pink watercolour paintings. I also will analyse the colour pink for artists and non-artists. Read on …

How to paint the colour white?

Painting a white subject, like a white rose or other white flowers or a white dress is always challenging and makes the most FUN in watercolor. But which colours are the best to paint white and how to describe a flower with white petals or a white dress? How to paint the colour white in watercolor or any medium? Read on …

Learn to use a colour wheel – Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Colours

When  working with colours we should have some basic knowledge about how to use a color wheel. A color wheel will be extremely helpful in your artistic journey. We have primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors. Read on …

Watercolor Painting Technique

When painting with watercolors most artists struggle with finding the right method for applying their colours to the paper. What are the common techniques for watercolor? What means ‘wet-on-wet’, ‘wet-on-dry’ and ‘dry-on-dry’? Read on …

Edges – soft, hard, lost – How important are they?

Edges are very important in our paintings. When painting we always must be aware about them. Different kind of edges help us to make our paintings looking real, looking as a whole and not looking like a puzzle. Edges guide our eyes through a painting. Read on …

Highlights

Highlights – How to save them? If lost – how to get them back  Read on …

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