Understanding Color Characteristics: The Language of Pigment
Having the right words to describe your color's handling characteristics will not only help you notice and understand these characteristics, but it will also help you to use them to your advantage (rather than fighting against them or being surprised by them).
The colors in your palette are really just tools of expression - the better you know how to use them, the more precisely you will be able to express yourself.
How To Make Your Own Watercolor Swatches (Free Template Download!)
There are many different ways to swatch out your colors. In this post, I am going to go over how to combine a few of those swatches into what I call a Combination Swatch. It contains a lot of information about each color, and is wonderful fun to create. We will cover supplies, how to paint this type of swatch, and what information it will reveal to you. A free downloadable template is also included!
How To Read Watercolors: Understanding Swatches
Creativity, Screens, & 10 Ways to Reclaim Your Stolen Time
This is the year to take back our time. No one has enough of it, yet it is being taken from us each time we look at our screens - whether television, monitor, laptop, tablet, or phone.
I am starting to feel a little like Frodo when he puts on the ring. When I pick up my phone it is eery how I just disappear, and I see other people do it too.
Our minds and our time are precious, and time is one of the few things that cannot be fabricated or purchased as a commodity. Are what we are doing with them making us happy?
Breaking In Enamel Palettes & Mixing Areas To Prevent Watercolor Beading
Waterproof Ink In Fountain Pens For Watercolor Painting
The world of fountain pens is quite a rabbit hole, and purchasing one can seem overwhelming and intimidating. There are a lot of options, a huge range of cost and quality, and oh... then there are all of the inks. In this post I am specifically going to talk about choosing and using fountain pens with waterproof ink for watercolor painting.
Creating Your Perfect Palette
Basic Guide To Plein Air Painting
Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, is a wonderful experience that many people are unfortunately too intimidated to try. There are so many benefits to painting in nature that you just don't get inside a studio - and there are plenty of challenges to keep it exciting too!
In this post I'm going to go over some basic supplies you'll find useful, how to pack them, a few environmental and safety considerations, and a couple tips and techniques to help you get started.
Seed Packet Project for Sharing & Saving Seeds in Beautifully Decorated Tiny Envelopes
Different Sizes & Types of Watercolor Pans
Introducing Greenleaf & Blueberry Handmade Sketchbooks
The perfect sketchbook is hard to find, especially if you are a watercolor artist. If you've read my post on choosing the perfect sketchbook, you know the struggle is real, despite all the options. At last, we are delighted to share our own line of sketchbooks with you. Each sketchbook is made by hand in our studios using the highest quality materials and traditional techniques.