This video features watercolor artist John Baxter painting a scene including an estuary, boats, trees and houses. It is a time lapse video which shows how Baxter takes on difficult yet popular themes within watercolor painting. He goes through a whole spectrum of colors and uses many techniques to achieve this very realistic watercolor painting. Fine brushes, large brushes and a variety of washes all constitute this cracking landscape/seascape. Learn from what he has to offer and have a go yourself.
This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
Watch how this amazing temporary tattoo image is created using only cosmetics!!
Marvelous Masks is a company based in Chicago and offers a multitude of designs to choose from. For example butterflies and tigers to super heros and skulls they can do it all. Whether you are looking for elaborate designs for your body or quick and simple faces, they have plenty to choose from, including a wide array of custom creations and abstract pieces.
They use only the highest quality of cosmetics that are FDA compliant and wash off with ease. Their makeup is very gentle on the skin, so you don’t have to worry about skin reactions or those badly stained faces you get with cheap paints. Their makeup also works great on hair to give designs a complete finished look, and the kids just love it!
All designs are always painted by hand with brushes and sponges. On average they take between three to seven minutes each. They offer hundreds of designs and can cater the menu to meet your exact needs; whether you have time for full faces or need quick designs. Do you need some options?
Do NOT use diaper wipes or any other kind of sanitary wipe to clean off face paint. Often times the wipes themselves can cause a reaction due to the chemicals in them. The easiest and safest way to wash face paint off is to use a liquid soap BEFORE water. The vast majority of colors will come off with one wash, however some of the darker colors may require two washings.
For further information and inspiration visit their website: http://www.marvelousmasks.com/index.html
Here is something different for you to try. Create a picture using the following materials to create a painting that looks realistic but without using any brushes at all.
Part of being an artist is learning sometimes to think outside the box. This great tutorial shows us just that. You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive brushes or paints. This is all about looking around you and thinking about what items you have that you could use to paint with. It is a good exercise and gets your creative juices flowing.
You will need:
Tissue paper/cut paper
A variety of sponges
scrap pieces of mat board
A palette knife
An old toothbrush
Acrylic or Tempera paint
Paper Clips or Toothpicks.
When sourcing your materials and paints, think about the colours in the picture and which ones you will need.
The tutorial is easy to follow and has step by step instructions on the screen, so you won’t get confused or lost.
You may have an art project to complete based around this or simply just want to try something new. Either way the results will be astounding and I think it is fair to say you will be creating many more after your first attempt
A Watercolour garden scene painted in 10 minutes. Trevor Waugh shows his skill and mastery of watercolour with simple techniques designed to entertain and enlighten the viewer.
Here Trevor Waugh paints a beautiful flower garden for us.
The brushes that he uses are both round , the small one is a no8 “worker” from SAA the other is an old sable of mine No. 16.
He uses some great colours and the white paint is Titanium watercolour white by Rowney.
Trevor lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK He also runs painting courses for beginners as well as professionals at his studio.His book “Winning with Watercolour” became a top-
I am sure that you will agree with me that when it comes to painting flowers Trevor Waugh is the master.
For further works by this painter visit: http://www.trevorwaugh.com
Are you interested in watercolor paining but are not sure where to start or even unsure as to what you need? ArtisanHQ’s guide to which watercolor brushes should be used for the beginner painter is here to answer some basic questions and offer advice on what you need to begin your watercolor painting dream.
If money is a factor and you cannot afford the so-called ‘best’ watercolor paint brushes then don’t worry, because as a beginner it is important to remember that you are just starting out with watercolors so therefore only need the best of what you CAN afford. Watercolor paint brushes range from under $10 for a set and are known as entry level brushes and the costs for a masters/professional set can easily lead you into the high hundreds! Entry level brushes are fine for the beginner watercolor artist as it is the technique you are trying to perfect with mixing up your washes and the way you control the brush more so than the final outcome of your paintings.
You can get many sets of brushes with there being a wealth of manufacturer’s aiming their products to beginner watercolor artists but if I were you I would invest in a decent size 8 round brush and a1-1.5 inch flat brush. If your budget can afford it then aim for natural hair on your brush like a red sable which has a magnificent longevity as well as unparalleled application of the watercolor paint itself. The bristles also remain intact for much longer and do not fall out of the head of the brush like many cheaper alternatives seem to. If you cannot justify the costs for the red sable brush but are still concerned with purchasing a great quality brush then you should aim for a good quality synthetic or synthetic blend brush. Being synthetic it is obviously made from man-made fibers and reacts slightly different than that of say a sable or squirrel hair brush. So of the two, the synthetic and the synthetic blend, it is better to steer towards the synthetic blend because it still holds many of the characteristics of a full sable brush without breaking your bank balance.
Now you have an overview of the fibers used for watercolor brushes you can add to your set to kick start your art work. I would recommend getting these brushes to fulfill all you’ll need for tackling washes, detailed and general watercolor work,
Size 8 round brush (Your main brush for adding almost any feature within your painting)
Size 4 round brush (detailed work)
Size 2 round brush (very detailed work)
1 inch flat brush (for washes such as skylines or foregrounds)
With these classic brushes you will be one step closer to achieveing the watercolor paintings you have been itching to paint. Good luck.
Darrell Crow uses a nice wide variety of brushes and techniques to teach in his own unique way how you can paint a beautiful crashing wave within a seascape. He talks about reference lines and to some extent creating a box to draw the wave within. Easy to pick up step by step approach for the beginner right through to the more advanced artist. Grab your brushes and just have fun.
This video demonstrates some collective skills acquired over the years by artist and teacher Quang Ho. The video touches on three or four different areas surrounding the use of brushes, tones and highlighting and the use of the oils on the canvas. Ho talks through each practice and relays what he is doing back to the viewer. With 30 years experience he is definitely worth listening to. Wouldn’t you say?
Ever popular artist William Gelvin introduces beginners and intermediates to join him in the video playlist where he creates a stunning landscape from start to finish. His step by step approach and expert knowledge of oils and the required tools allows for a very successful and easy to learn from video tutorial. Everything is covered including some advanced techniques and tips for making your painting as successful as possible. Have fun and enjoy.
This artist demonstrates how to create from your mind an abstract painting. This one is titled ‘A Tale Behind The Mirror’ and is a collision of drips, drizzles and earthy tones but still capturing the image of a young lady and a building which is obviously open to your own interpretation. The artist uses brushes and sponging techniques to create his desired abstract painting. It’s hard to say but I would have a guess at acrylics being the medium used in this piece. Definitely worth a watch just to see how inspiration can come deep from thought