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How to deal with discouraging comments about your art

When you start to explore your creativity, it’s pretty likely that you’ll tell someone about it. Whether it’s a friend or family member, or you decide to post your art online, most people like to share something they find joy in.

Unfortunately, exploring our creativity seems to...

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How to clean, care for and extend the life of your watercolour brushes

I don't know about you, but I loooooove to scrub the dear life out of my brushes. I dunno what it is, but I just need those yummy textured strokes all up in my paintings. Dry brushing. Scumbling. They just do something to me.

But do you know what they do to my BRUSHES?

Damage.

I've been...

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Changes coming to TWA in 2022

 

The Watercolour Academy is changing to Paint Wild! Here's what's coming soon....

In 2022:

  • The Watercolour Academy and my other business The Watercolour Factory (handmade paints) will merge into a new brand: Paint Wild
  • The focus of The Watercolour Academy will be narrowed - all painting...
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Part 4: The value of values

It's the value of values finale! We've now covered what 'values' are in watercolour, why we need them, what things can look like if we get them wrong, value charts - now it's time to learn about value studies!

 

What is a value...

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Part 3: The value of values

We've now covered what 'values' are in watercolour, why we need them, what things can look like if we get them wrong... and now it's time to learn about value charts!

What is a value chart?

A scale created with watercolour, showing the range of tones a particular...

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Part 2: The value of values

Last post I filled you in on what 'values' are in watercolour and why we need them - and now I wanna show you what happens when we get them WRONG.

And look, there really is no wrong in art - it's whatever you wanna make it. But in this example I mean: when we're aiming to get something...

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Part 1: The value of values

If you haven't heard the term 'values' used in watercolour before - I'm gonna give you a crash course in the next 4 posts! We'll chat about what they are, why we need them, what happens when we ignore them, how to make a value chart and conduct a value study for...

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What is the difference between student and artist grade watercolour supplies?

If you've ever been to an art store, which I'm suuuuuure you have - you've probably browsed the shelves and wondered why in the fresh frick is there SUCH a discrepancy between the prices of art supplies?

  • Why are some paints and brushes more expensive than others?
  • Does the higher price tag mean...
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Which watercolour brand and colours should I start with?

This would have to be one of the most asked questions I get when it comes to starting with watercolour - which brand and which colours should I learn to paint with?

The thing about that question is, you're ALWAYS going to get a different answer, depending on who you ask.

Here at The...

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