Watercolor Questions & Tips (61)

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Staining vs Non-staining Opaque Pigments

Fairly new to watercolors.   If 2 colors are similar (hue, tone and all that other stuff) why would someone choose an opaque color that is…

Started by Gerry

0 Jan 28

New products

I have found a couple of interesting mediums by Daler Rowney -Glaze medium: gloss and Pearlescent tinting These are designed for acrylic ,…

Started by Brian Galyer

2 Nov 7, 2017
Reply by Brian Galyer

Watercolor pencils buying more

When I use some of my watercolor pencils a lot taking paint directly from the pen tip, it really wears down the pencil fast. Is there a way…

Started by Pauline S Lane

0 Oct 11, 2017

Painting backgrounds with water color pencils

HI, I am new here and just started playing around with water color pencils.  I've thrown away a few and kept a couple of them but I am havi…

Started by Pauline S Lane

0 Oct 8, 2017

Where are all the watercolorists on here?

Hi all, I am new to the Art Colony, and new to the world of art period.  I am 68 years young and am just now taking my first art class, a w…

Started by Diana Colt

11 Mar 17, 2017
Reply by Barb John

Tips For Using Masking Fluid

Masking fluid can be a handy tool when painting with watercolors, because it allows you to keep certain areas of your paper white. You appl…

Started by Thaneeya McArdle

4 Mar 3, 2017
Reply by michele josiane martin


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0 Aug 13, 2016

Watercolor ground

Hi, all. I've come across a product that can turn a canvas into a surface suitable for watercolor painting.  It's watercolor ground -  a me…

Started by Linda B

5 Jun 16, 2016
Reply by Linda B

Help with background

I need help with background painting. I know the painting is flat and lacks depth but I need specific help on how to fix it. I don't need t…

Started by Dee Elliott

5 Apr 13, 2016
Reply by Eric Lin

loosen up

Can  anyone advise me on a book or dvd that will show me simply how to loosen up my watercolourings? It always turns out a mess!! Much obli…

Started by freda sidaravicius

3 Feb 3, 2016



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