Procrastination seems to be a natural part of the creative process, especially the very beginning. Can creative people have too many ideas? Here are 3 tips to help you get creatively unstuck…
Fruit and vegetables make excellent painting subjects - colourful and forgiving. Come and see for yourself in this easy watercolor pumpkin tutorial…
Want to follow along while I paint Brusho flowers? I’m use ink and wash with Brusho adding the vibrant watercolour splash.
Here’s some step by step instructions…
Brusho is watercolour in powdered form.. Perfect for art journaling, card making and watercolour painting. So. Much. Fun.
Here’s 4 basic techniques to get you started…
If you are feeling a little creatively stuck, find yourself procrastinating in your lonely studio and struggling to make art, then an art collaboration might be just what you need.
Let’s talk about exactly what an art collaboration is and what benefits it might have for you.
What is the best painting size for beginners? The size you are most likely to paint!
Here are 7 big reasons to paint small paintings…
A beginner watercolor painter sitting in front of clean white page has to solve the issue of how to get the initial sketch onto that paper in order to start painting.
Here are 9 ways to transfer your drawing for watercolor painting (and a couple of reasons you might not have to!)
Drawing is the first stage of watercolor painting - so pretty important! Let’s find out what an underdrawing is and whether you actually need one.
I have lots of tips about drawing for watercolor painting to share with you - so let’s get started!
There are a lot of good things about art challenges, but let’s be honest - that is only half the story.
Before diving into an art challenge you might want to consider these pros and cons of art challenges and how best to make an art challenge work for you.
This step by step tutorial will have you using tonal values in painting a watercolour swan with in less than an hour. It is a quick fun project that is also tremendously helpful in building the skills you need in your painting arsenal.
Choosing the right background for your watercolour painting can make or break the whole painting.
Don’t be alarmed though - even though the background is important, it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are lots of options available to you and once you know what there is to choose from I am sure you will find the whole process far less vexing than it might once have appeared.
Let’s review your options…
Learning how to draw figures for beginners can be something of a daunting challenge. If we are honest, it's not just beginners - I have met quite a few experienced artists that still have some reservations about drawing and painting a human figure.
I have a few tips for the terrified to get you on your way, if you think you fall into this camp.
The questions I get asked most often are about how to get started with watercolour painting. Here are my best answers and everything a new painter needs to know about the kind of watercolour paint that comes in tubes and pans.
One of the watercolor problems that every artist needs to learn to solve is handling the paintings that they don’t think are good enough. It happens to us all, believe me. Eventually you will hear yourself say I hate my art ! Here are some strategies for handling that eventuality with grace.
Have you ever asked yourself the question, ‘why paint’? Do you wonder about the importance of painting and whether there are any benefits to it?
Ever thought about having a go at a portrait in watercolour?
Good thinking… and these 10 tips for beginners are sure to get you off to a flying start.
Have you heard the story of Goldilocks and the 3 art supplies? If you have ever wondered if you are choosing the ‘right’ art supplies, this is for you…
I know. You have this little creative itch to scratch. Plans of starting a sketchbook practice, journalling regularly, getting back into painting or dusting off that guitar.
But somehow actually Doing The Thing just doesn't happen. It’s that inner critic…here are my best tips for dealing with her.
If you are anything like me you have a box of watercolour paint and you can't resist splashing a bit into your sketchbook. This gets you thinking about 'proper' watercolour painting. Is sketchbook paper good enough?
Yes and no. It really ….
Being able to add perspective to your drawings instantly adds a touch of realism and invites the viewer into your picture. But when you are starting out, learning about perspective can seem terribly daunting.
Here are 7 things you need to know about drawing in perspective that might help.
So. sketchbook, visual diary or art journal… what's the difference?
Which one should a beginner take up?
Let’s investigate and find out which one is right for you.
These days watercolour is available in so many different types and forms. I am yet to meet one that I don't like.
If you are looking at getting into watercolour, or considering expanding your collection, here is a round up for you. I have included a description…
You don’t need to find your artistic style. It isn’t lost. Let me explain…