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Your painting tools make a difference

Do you think any brush will work when watercolor painting?
When trying to paint large washes with smooth color, your brushes make a difference.

Do you ever wonder why your color is too weak or not enough strong enough?
it might be too much water.

Should you cut or tear the paper?

Copyrights Now here is something else to think of

When you sell a painting, does that mean you just sold your copyrights? The answer is No Unless you the artist, intentionally sell the rights, you still own them. This way you can make prints, license your designs and publish as needed.
What do you tell your customers when they buy a painting Tell them in person, or when handing the painting over include a letter of authenticity, with a note that you retain all copyrights.
How does this apply to commissions Before starting a project, have a discussion with your client, depending on the project and clients expectations, some will be flattered and it's not a problem for you to retain the copyrights while others may be commissioning you for a product or other specific reason where they want to control how the image is used. 
Depending on the type of commission Once you are hired, it is really is not so much your idea any longer, you are collaborating, so be clear with your client, and get it in writing before hand.

What if you take a works…

Copyright infringement

Now here is a subject that isn't much fun to talk about, Copyright infringement, it never makes anyone feel good. Most people are not sure what was is and isn't acceptable, basically it simply means that you can not profit from another persons, intellectual property. I know some people will get really upset when talking about this, but this is basic copyright law and these are the facts, you can check with any seasoned professional artist, organization or attorney. If you plan to "sell or show" your work it needs to be entirely your own concept, reference material and creation,
It's okay to look in magazines, or websites etc but don't copy them (that goes for picture or paintings), when you have an idea, change the elements and turn them into your own. If taking workshops or online courses, when specific lessons are given, the copyright is still the intellectual property of the instructor, not the student. Lessons are meant only as learning tools to help you …