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Watercolor Lessons – Painting Black and Brown Hair

I love to share what I have discovered on my painting journey. My painting style can best be described as naturalistic realism. Many of my paintings include people in a pensive or thought provoking pose. Part of the feeling of reality is due to the way I use my watercolor. I am able to create paintings where the viewer of the painting can become lost inside the world within the frame.
I am often asked how to paint specific things. One of the most asked questions relates to painting hair. In this article I will share with you how I …

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Acrylic Painting Techniques – Acrylics Can Look Like Watercolor & Oil Paintings – Tips and Benefits

Versatile
Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that allows artists to create pieces that look like they were painted with watercolors, oils, and/or acrylics.
Watercolor Look
Acrylic paint is usually more opaque than watercolors. However, mediums can be added to it to achieve the same type of look. You can mix a glazing medium, floating medium, or a varnish directly with the paint, or paint the medium on the surface first and then paint on top of it, to achieve a watercolor look. Acrylic paint that comes in bottles is thinner than the paste like paint that comes in tubes. …

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Watercolor Brush Techniques – Learn the Basics

One of the most important things to learn in watercolor painting is how to control your brush. If you don’t control the brush properly you will have a hard time creating whatever you have in mind. In this article you will learn a few basic techniques for brush control which will help you get started on your way to creating some works of art.
The first technique we shall go over is called “bands of color” which is quite simple. First, pick a color and draw some type of line with your brush. It’s better to make it curved or …