Wet in Wet Portrait. Watercolor Video Demonstration

Wet into wet watercolor grants the painter some really unique opportunities. It guarantees unity through texture and it provides ample time for satisfactory distribution of the large shapes. Corrections are also made more accessible since the drying time is prolonged exceptionally. Opaque colors become more transparent, washes can be charged with all sorts of incredible colors and the variety of edges is quite unlimited. Magic…

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Don’t Give Up. Watercolor Video Demonstration

There are paintings where everything goes right. There are paintings where everything goes wrong. And there is the majority of paintings where things go well until we encounter moments of hesitation and doubt. Suddenly nothing goes according to our plans. In this demonstration I paint a portrait which in my mind was to become a different painting from the one I finally finished. This is…

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Limited Palette. Watercolor Video Demonstration

Working with limited palette doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to limit our creativity, restrict our experience and enjoyment. The traditional way of limiting your palette is to choose a palette consisting of two or three hues that mix well, thus producing a limited range of hues resulting in harmonious painting. The most obvious examples are Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo…

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Portrait Simplified. Watercolor Video Demonstration

Whatever the subject, I always remind myself to keep it simple. The simplest shape, the simplest color, the simplest value – the simplest execution often produces the strongest results. In today’s demonstration I concentrate my efforts on the simplest space division. I work with one large shape of the face and neck, which I visually connect into a single unit. Two very simple shapes are…

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