Useful Basic Materials, Techniques and Info For Watercolor Painting

These videos provide useful and helpful information for watercolor painting, especially if you are just getting started.

Light and Form In A Simple Still Life – Watercolor Painting Demo

Light and Form In A Simple Still Life Quick Demo Of An In-Depth Watercolor Painting LessonThis is a quick demo for a recent step-by-step lesson video. What's In The Full Lesson? In the full lesson, we take a sketch of a work - originally done as a "two-minute drill"...

Easy Way To Check Value In Your Painting

An Easy Way To Check Value In Your Paintings The Solution Is Right In Your Hand! Thumbnails Work...  One of the best things to do to insure that you end up with powerful and dynamic paintings is to start by using thumbnail sketches. Often, the success of the final...

Rocky Shore Evening Seascape – Quick Demo

A quick demo cut of a recent in-depth watercolor painting lesson on watercolormethods.com The full lesson includes detailed, step-by-step instruction and guidance. The full lesson also uses a thumbnail value sketch and shows how to make sure you stay on track with...

Quiet Winter Stream – Watercolor Painting Demo

A quick demo cut of a recent in-depth watercolor painting lesson on watercolormethods.comThe full lesson includes detailed, step-by-step instruction and guidance. The full lesson also uses a thumbnail value sketch and shows how to make sure you stay on track with your...

Watercolor Painting Supplies and Materials

BASIC MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING A Simple Set Of Materials To Get You Started And Keep You Going The really good news is that it doesn’t take a lot in the way of supplies and materials to be able to paint successfully in watercolor.USE PROFESSIONAL...

Tracing Your Composition Onto Watercolor Paper

Using A Window As A Light Box An Quick Way to Transfer Drawings By Tracing On A Window You don't need a light box or light table to transfer drawings and compositions onto your watercolor paper. A window that's big enough will do. What you'll need: One Big Window!...

Easy Beginner Watercolor Painting Lesson

"Primary Poultry"An Easy Watercolor Painting Lesson With A Thanksgiving Theme This is an easy one! We'll work with just four colors, some easy mixtures and the easiest of watercolor techniques to create a Happy Thanksgiving turkey. Happy Thanksgiving! What you'll...

How To Flatten A Buckled Watercolor Painting

Easy Way To Flatten A Buckled Watercolor Painting An easy way to flatten a painting that has buckled.  Just need some water, a big brush, a couple extra pieces of unused watercolor paper and some heavy books.   And about 24hours.   Linked Learning The buttons...

Three Ways To Stretch Watercolor Paper

Three Easy Ways To Stretch Watercolor Paper Two Quick and Easy, One More Effective Here are three ways to stretch watercolor paper.  It is recommended for 140lb and lighter watercolor paper. One method, which actually uses staples to hold the edges of the paper to the...

How To Sharpen Your Pencils for Drawing

How To Sharpen Pencils For Drawing or For Watercolor Painting I'm often asked how I get my pencils sharpened so that they have a long, thin lead with a sharp point.  It's really not difficult - this video shows you how. You'll need: Pencils Utility knife Linked...

Getting Set Up To Paint In Watercolor

Setting Up Your Paint, Brushes and Supplies For Your Watercolor Painting Session Whenever you are ready to begin a new watercolor painting, it is best to be a little organized. That way, everything you need will be set up and ready to go - and you won't have to...

How To Clean Watercolor Brushes

How to Clean Watercolor Brushes After Painting Cleaning your brushes after painting is easy! Rinse them well in clean water Blot them out with a clean rag while reforming the points of rounds or the edge of flats Stand them bristle side up in a container to dry Linked...