Probably one of the “neatest” things we can all learn to do is look at an object, then duplicate it on a piece of paper. We’ve all seen this done with a pencil or pen that produces a drawing. But to do this with broad, sweeping washes of COLOR is exciting. Better yet, to do this AND make it more attractive than it is in real life borders on MAGIC! Now, how about doing all this and making it bright, fresh and crisp so it makes anyone’s pulse rate quicken so they’d like to hang it on their wall for all to see –
WELCOME TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING!
That’s what this medium is all about. Fortunately subject matter is everywhere and only a few, readily available supplies are needed and are not very expensive.
The only missing ingredient is “How to Paint with Watercolors”, or watercolor painting instruction.
Here again we’re all lucky. Not many years ago this desire to “create”, or make this magic appear on paper meant making it up as you go along, as good watercolor painting instruction in this area appeared only in books, and the books were painfully scarce. Now, however, we have the internet with good books on the subject accessible from national book stores AND videos and DVDs of watercolor painting demonstrations as well as lists of watercolor workshops being conducted all over the country!
Anyone can learn to produce good art. ANYONE! After all, it is a skill, and skill is teachable. The first thing for you to understand is YOU can DO IT! The key is GOOD instruction, and lots of practice. When I first learning to draw and paint with watercolors, my pet peeve was (and remains today) the blind alleys down which I was directed, the myths about art that abound, and the time I wasted with just plain bad instruction. At this web site you’ll find the watercolor book, watercolor painting videos/DVDs, and watercolor workshops, as well as inspiration that allows YOU TOO, to DO IT!