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Watercolor Characteristics: Getting Acquainted With The Colors In Your Palette

Watercolor Characteristics: Getting Acquainted With The Colors In Your Palette

Watercolor Characteristics is a subject that could be the love-child of Psychology and Geology.  A perfect blend of the sciences of the mind and the Earth.  Each color is not only a tool for your creative expression, but also possesses a history, chemistry, personality, and set of tendencies all its own.

One of the most useful things that you can do as an artist is get to know your the colors in your palette...


Daily Sketchbook Practice: JUMP START !

Daily Sketchbook Practice: JUMP START !

Starting a daily sketchbook practice is one of the very best things you can do for your art and your creativity.  A sketchbook is a place for your ideas to percolate and your skills to develop.  It is a place where you can safely make mistakes and try new things.  

It is easy to get started with a new sketchbook.  Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your practice!...


Beginning Watercolor Painting: A Guide To Choosing and Using Greenleaf & Blueberry Handmade Watercolors

Beginning Watercolor Painting: A Guide To Choosing and Using Greenleaf & Blueberry Handmade Watercolors

Beginning watercolor painting- or anything new can feel a bit like being a little kid locked outside the house.  First, you have to decide to begin.  Then comes clearing the hurdle of feeling daunted and overwhelmed.

This is a guide to help you dive right in to the joy of watercolor painting and assist you in figuring out where to start with our colors.  Every artist is different and will need their own approach.  We are here to help!...


How To Paint Your Own Watercolor Color Chart

How To Paint Your Own Watercolor Color Chart

Painting with a color yourself versus seeing it first hand with your own eyes is a completely different experience from trying to glean information about colors from a brochure, picture, etc.  In this post we explain the value of creating an original color chart with the colors in your palette...

How to Pick Your Palette Series: Primary Color Palettes

How to Pick Your Palette Series: Primary Color Palettes

Primary colors are both wonderful and terrible, a blessing and a curse, all wrapped up in a great big rainbow trojan horse.  In this post we separate myth from fact and guide you in selecting a primary color palette that will allow you to mix clean, beautiful secondaries and be the perfect mini palette for your travels