Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Simple Desktop Watercolor Easel

Simple Desktop Watercolor Easel

I have just posted, on my watercolor demonstrations site, a new page giving the design of a simple desktop watercolor easel I made for use in the classes.  
I hope it is of some use to you. 
You can find the details of it here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Watercolor Tip #8

Printable Clear Plastic

Sometimes when you have just about finished a painting you may find yourself wondering if you should put in an extra tree or other object but you are not quite sure.

In this case you can use a piece of printable clear plastic, which your local art supply store should stock.  Place the plastic over your painting and paint in, with watercolor, the object you are considering, onto the plastic. If this looks good then go ahead and paint it on the original - otherwise try something else or just leave it as it is.

This gives you a lot of freedom to try various things without damaging your painting.

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright