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Mastering Watercolor for Beginners - answers to beginners questions

The Tyrannosaurus jumped from the firehouse to the gate - What? How is this mastering watercolor for beginners?

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Painting Watercolor Flowers with artist Carol May

The single most important thing you need to know about painting watercolor flowers is watercolor is fun! I never tire of the beauty and suspense of the watercolors flowing and moving. It is fun to let them do their own thing to create beautiful paintings.

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Confidently Paint A Butterfly with watercolors

How you can paint a butterfly from start to finish with five easy steps. Confidently begin painting your own watercolor butterfly paintings with this easy to follow tutorial.

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what makes a good composition in art?

Learn Easy Composition by Carol May

A good artistic composition has the painting elements are arranged in a pleasing manner.

Paintings with good composition pull the viewers in and make them feel comfortable. They find pleasure or interest in looking at your paintings.

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Why Do I Paint Hummingbirds?

White-eared Hummingbird painting by Carol May

It is a pleasure doing hummingbird paintings of God's flying jewels. Nature and all it contains is awesome. Hummingbirds are such amazing little critters. These little birds pack so much color and personality.

When the light hits their iridescent feathers they shine like Jewels in the sunlight. It is a challenge for the artist to paint their iridescent feathers and catch their energetic flight. I like a challenge.

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Paint a Giraffe

Follow the easy steps to paint a giraffe with watercolor. How I painted giraffes in three different versions - traditional, easy and colorful giraffe paintings. You can have fun painting your own giraffes.

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Watercolor Art Supplies

What supplies do you need for watercolor painting? These are the watercolor art supplies I use for my watercolor paintings and my how-to painting pages. What do you need to watercolor? What can you paint watercolor on”? What paper can you use for watercolor?

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Oil Painting Art Supplies

The materials I use and answers to questions about oil painting art supplies. What do you use for oil panting? What are the best oil paints? What brushes are best for oil painting? What are the basic colors for oil painting? What do you paint on? What are alkyd paints?

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How to Paint a Hummingbird

Learn how to paint a hummingbird step-by-step with watercolor with painting artist Carol May. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the most widespread hummingbird in the United States, so let’s paint one.

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Learn Painting with painting artist Carol May

Learn painting basics with artist Carol May. The painting basics are same for oil and watercolor paintings. I minored in art in college, but my painting skills really surged forward with hands-on painting. What did I learn that helped me the most? I happily share with you.

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Awesome Paintings

I did a series of awesome art paintings. When I took them to shows people would just rave. "What awesome paintings." They would ask me, "How do you do it?" You can do this easy painting technique and create your own awe inspiring paintings!

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Glazing With Watercolor

What is glazing? Glazing with watercolor is a basic technique. A transparent paint layer is applied over dry paint. The viewer sees both layers and their eye visually mixes the color. Glazing produces more luminous colors than when the colors are mixed on the palette.

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Recent Articles

  1. Mastering Watercolor for Beginners - answers to beginners questions

    Oct 08, 18 06:05 PM

    The Tyrannosaurus jumped from the firehouse to the gate - What? How is this mastering watercolor for beginners?

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  2. Painting Watercolor Flowers with artist Carol May

    Oct 05, 18 05:57 PM

    The single most important thing you need to know about painting watercolor flowers is watercolor is fun! I never tire of the beauty and suspense of the watercolors flowing and moving. It is fun to let…

    Read More

  3. Confidently Paint A Butterfly with watercolors

    Oct 02, 18 03:36 AM

    How you can paint a butterfly from start to finish with five easy steps. Confidently begin painting your own watercolor butterfly paintings with this easy to follow tutorial.

    Read More