Whether you want to reproduce your painting, making prints, books or cards, or you simply want to keep a good image of your work, a properly taken photograph is imperative. However, I should mention that you don't need an over-the-top expansive set up. I took my photo right where I make my paintings, which is just a corner of a room. All you really need is a good camera on tri-pod, a good set of lighting and set them up properly.Read More
Weather hasn't been really good here this year. Besides the usual rain, it's cold for a longer period of time than previous years. My three boys has been passing around germs for the recent months. Now my wife and I caught the bugs as well. Getting sick is not fun (even though I enjoy it just a little when I was a kid because I dislike school). But it happens to all of us. Despite our effort to be as productive as possible, life always gets in the way.. I wasn't able to do a new painting for the past two weeks, and I felt horrible. But I realize my first priority right now is to straighten things out. Start by knocking down what's hindering me one by one. Focusing on recovering, getting back to healthier routine and take care the things around the house.
There are many things I've planed to do
The above is my newest YouTube painting demo video, I hope you enjoy that! That painting is one of my favorite painting to date, so I'm really look forward to share the process with you. =)
Water is essential to watercolor. You loosen and dilute the paint by adding water to it. It is also water that makes watercolor transparent. The right paint and water ratio is directly related to the value and the opacity. It can be a bit tricky to get it right at first, but it will eventually become part of your instinct with enough practice and some observation. Unfortunately I can not help you with the practice part, but I can provide you some tips to help you along the way. Obviously, the dryer the mixture, the more intense the color. But there are some other things that can give you an idea how wet is your mixture...Read More
Welcome to our very first Coffee time with artists! What I want to do is to show case some other watercolor artists' work as well as do a small interview with them. There are many great watercolor artists out there, and the ones feature in my blog are the artists whom I want to study from as well. I hope you enjoy this new addition series to my blog as much as I enjoy putting them together. Our guest for this session - Marcos BeccariRead More