Here’s a review and expansion of the tips and techniques I go over in my workshop.

  • Work with a wet and clean brush.  Clean your brush between pigments.
  • Test the value (light an darkness) of your pigment
  • 50/50 rule.  You are painting with pigment and water equally!
  • Don’t panic!  Your paper towel can lift over saturated pigments.
  • Mix opposite colors on the color wheel to neutralize the color.
  • Wet on wet fun!  Make the paper wet first and then paint in the wet or wet paint for cool effects.
  • Watercolor always follow water.  Paint a path with water and the pigment will only follow the water.