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Benefits of Taking a Watercolors Workshop

Sometimes people are a little nervous coming into a workshop, they may think that they are not good enough or don't have the experience or others may judge them. In a workshop environment everyone is really there to learn. Even the best and most experience artist can struggle with another artists technique, that's why it is called a workshop, if offers everyone the space to experiment, have fun, make mistakes, learn and play.



Many art lovers know that various forms of art are beautiful, and can add much joy to your life. Aside from gorgeously decorating your home; the love of art, and creating art, can be beneficial and healthy in many ways. Creating art is able to increase one’s sense of well-being, and help to expand your overall feeling of happiness.

Watercolor is best known for the beautiful transparent layers of color and jeweled like effects that it can create. It has a reputation for being the most intimidating of all mediums, since most people believe that if you if you…

How Watercolor Works: 4 Quick Tips for Beginners

Watercolor has always been perceived as a very unforgiving medium that offers very little control which can cause a lot of frustration. But the effects and luminous washes possible with watercolor are unrivaled. In order to take advantage of the way watercolor works, there are some basic things you need to know.

Find the Proper Materials
Using brushes that are too small or a poor grade of paper are paths to frustration.

Think Backward
Instead of beginning with the darks and then adding the lighter colors, begin with the lighter areas and then move toward the darker colors.

Simplify
As a self-taught artist with years of experience, I have found that it is most important to simplify. I have tried to convey this through my articles, books and DVDs. You’ll get a feel for my techniques with the very simple step-by-step demonstrations included in Watercolor in Motion.

Use Enough Water
Once you have an understanding of how to really use water and color to your advantage, the r…