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3 Things To Do When You Don't Feel Like Painting

As much as we all love to be creative, there are times when you just don’t feel like painting.

However, there are some things you can do to...

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Mix Your Own Reeves Peach

Reeves makes a popular introductory watercolor paint set that is commonly sold out... and a crowd favorite color is their Peach tube. Watch the...

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Stop Wasting Expensive Watercolor Paper

Nice cotton watercolor paper (like Arches) is the most important supply in your studio. But it’s expensive, and it’s no fun feeling...

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Light Pads for Watercolor and Calligraphy

Light pads (sometimes called light boxes) make life SO much easier whether you're tracing line art onto thick watercolor paper, or...

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Watercolor Mixing Charts: DON'T Make This Kind

Color mixing charts are crucial for understanding your paint colors -- but the most common type of mixing chart is NOT very helpful at all!

In this...

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How to Cut Your Own Mats to Frame Your Original Artwork

Unlike oil or acrylic paintings that are done on canvas, original art made from watercolor, gouache, or even calligraphy needs to be framed under...

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How to Choose a Watercolor Palette

There’s no ONE perfect palette that works for everyone… but with the help of this article (and video below), you can find one that...

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Meet the Artist: Kristina Granberg

“I don’t think that watercolor actually suits my personality that well,” artist Kristina Granberg admits as we sit in her living...

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Meet the Artist: Annie Mertlich from Wildfield Paper Co.

Artist Annie Mertlich has somehow mastered the art of capturing plants and florals in a way that’s relaxed, vintage, modern, and organic, all...

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Sumi Ink: Not Just for Calligraphy!

Sumi ink is a popular medium for calligraphy, but did you know you can also use it for painting and drawing?

That's right! When used with a variety...

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Meet the Artist: Sarah Simon from The Mint Gardener

When it comes to painting flowers and plants in watercolor and gouache, Sarah Simon is the queen.

Known on Instagram as @TheMintGardener (a joke,...

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Five Ways to Make More Time for Art

We all know art is good for us -- it’s like a form of therapy that makes us feel calm, centered, and more in touch with the beauty around us....

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