Mixing watercolours

Mixing watercolours Mixing colours for a watercolour painting can be tricky.  Indeed for those new to the medium it can even be a bit daunting. There are a few things you can do to make your life easier. At the same time you will also get to know your paints that little bit better. So […]

How do I get started with watercolours?

How do I get started with watercolours? My painting area Are you new to painting and don’t know where to start? Perhaps you want to try a new medium? Or maybe you are interested in learning a new style?  Should you have answered yes to any of these questions? Then this may be the post […]

Tubes v. Pans?

Tubes v. Pans? Watercolour tube or pan paints which is the best to use? As many of you know I use mostly half pan blocks of paint. These are almost always Winsor & Newton and both student and professional quality. The latter have particularly good pigmentation, light fastness, transparency and colour. As the old saying […]

My budget brush holder!

My budget brush holder! My budget brush holder – no more nasty splintered paint on the handles 🙂 My budget watercolour brush holder is very different to the traditional method of storing your brushes. Usually whilst painting you put them upside down with the bristles up in a holder. Indeed, you even find water pots […]