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Video Tutorials for Painting Landscapes in Watercolor – by Terry Harrison

19 November 2020 » Watercolor techniques » There are not comments

The best video tutorials about watercolor landscapes, trees, flowers, rocks, branches… The videos created by Terry Harrison.

This painter masters the techniques of watercolor in an amazing way, as can be seen in his books and videos.

Landscapes by Terry Harrison

Landscapes by Terry Harrison.

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Masking liquid for watercolor painting

19 November 2020 » Watercolor techniques » Comments Off on Masking liquid for watercolor painting

One of the most interesting and successful watercolor techniques is to use masking fluid or Drawing gum to protect lighter areas. It is a liquid used to paint some areas to reserve and protect the watercolor paper. It is made of latex with some shade to distinguish it well from paper and to be visible. It is sold in jars and dries quickly, forming a waterproof film to protect the covered area while the rest of the paper is painted.

Masking liquid for watercolors
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Brush technique: types of brush strokes and pictorial styles

19 November 2020 » Painting Techniques » Comments Off on Brush technique: types of brush strokes and pictorial styles

Pictorial styles and brush strokes are totally related. Therefore, to think about the types of brushstrokes that we can create in painting, we also have to think about the types of visual style where the use of the brush stands out.

Pinceladas de Rubens
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Current themes as artistic inspiration

18 November 2020 » Ideas and painting themes » Comments Off on Current themes as artistic inspiration

Throughout history, painters have received their inspiration from the events that occurred in their specific historical moment, from their surroundings, technological developments, new cultures, new ways of life and all kinds of transformations that human civilization undergoes.

If you are looking for inspirational themes for your next painting, you have to think deeply about the wide variety of subjects currently offered.

Mike Savad, the good life
Mike Savad, the good life
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How to find out who painted a picture thanks to Google images

18 November 2020 » Ideas and painting themes » Comments Off on How to find out who painted a picture thanks to Google images

Do you want to know who has painted a picture and what’s the name? Do you have an image and would like to find out more about that painting or photo?

Thanks to Google’s image search engine, you can search from an image who is the author, what the work is called and other technical data.

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How to make Varnishes

29 December 2016 » Art materials » There are not comments

The varnishes are used to protect the paintings and also to apply to them a matt, semi-matt bright effect. Some varnishes are just the tree’s resins that are dissolved with turpentine (or better essence of turpentine) and with smoth heat (into a water bath), or just leaving the resin some time to dissolve inside the turpentine.

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