No other painting medium is quite as unique as watercolor. Watercolor paintings are unmistakable. Fluid colors dance on the surface as the water pulls the pigment, producing delicate paintings. If desired, colors can be layered, resulting in controlled complexity. Or colors can be applied boldly, with broad, loose strokes, implying the subject, rather than describing it completely.
This distinctive medium is not without its share of challenges. Many find watercolors difficult to control, and if your first experience with painting was with an opaque medium (oils, acrylics, or tempera), the process of watercolor painting can feel "backwards".
For this reason, I'd like to share with you my very best watercolor painting tips. Each tip is highlighted in the video below, but additional information on each can be found further down the page.