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How To Mix Paint Colors

Make your paintings sing when you know how to mix paint colors. The color wheel is your key to understanding how to use paint colors. Mix warm colors, cool colors, greens and your own blacks with ease. Color mixing will soon become second nature and painting will be fun.

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How To Choose Painting Colors for your individual paintings

How do the professionals choose colors for their paintings? What colors will look best in your paintings? Learn how to choose painting colors. You can create beautiful, harmonious paintings with only three or four colors.

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Color Wheel - The Key to Successful Paintings

The color wheel is a surprising tool to help our painting skills. Color creates emotions in our paintings. It gives form to the objects when we paint them. Color is just plain fun! What are the primary colors, secondary and tertiary colors? Should we use a limited palette?

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Color Schemes for Painting Artists

Take the stress out of choosing the colors for your paintings. Master your color schemes when you know the secrets to color selection. A color selection tutorial by the painting artist Carol May.

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Artist Glossary of terms commonly used by painting artists

Did you ever wonder what an artist was talking about? The artist glossary has terms commonly used by painting artists, with the definitions of the art terms.

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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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What's New

  1. How To Mix Paint Colors

    Nov 10, 18 07:36 PM

    Make your paintings sing when you know how to mix paint colors. The color wheel is your key to understanding how to use paint colors. Mix warm colors, cool colors, greens and your own blacks with ease…

    Read More

  2. How To Choose Painting Colors for your individual paintings

    Nov 09, 18 09:44 AM

    How do the professionals choose colors for their paintings? What colors will look best in your paintings? Learn how to choose painting colors. You can create beautiful, harmonious paintings with only…

    Read More

  3. Color Wheel - The Key to Successful Paintings

    Nov 05, 18 11:01 AM

    The color wheel is a surprising tool to help our painting skills. Color creates emotions in our paintings. It gives form to the objects when we paint them. Color is just plain fun! What are the primar…

    Read More

  4. Color Schemes for Painting Artists

    Nov 04, 18 07:55 PM

    Take the stress out of choosing the colors for your paintings. Master your color schemes when you know the secrets to color selection. A color selection tutorial by the painting artist Carol May.

    Read More

  5. Artist Glossary of terms commonly used by painting artists

    Oct 29, 18 10:21 AM

    Did you ever wonder what an artist was talking about? The artist glossary has terms commonly used by painting artists, with the definitions of the art terms.

    Read More