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How to do a value study

How to do a value study

  When doing a value study of a landscape, here’s what I do: Convert the original photo to Black and White (I also use apps to help determine values:  NotanIzer, SeeValue, and there are many others) Look for 5-7 major shapes Paint the shapes/values Add minimal details Give it a try with one of your…
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Painting Challenge: Value Study

One of the simplest ways to improve your art is to do value studies.  By only using one color, you can really focus on shapes and values. Paint a value study using one color.     Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #ValueStudy Deadline July 1, 2022, 11:59…
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Painting Challenge: Joyful Art

This week is all about sharing joy. Paint joyful art.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #joyfulart Deadline June 24, 2022, 11:59 pm ET It brings me joy to slap paint on paper.  Even if it doesn’t turn out how I envisioned, I have pretty…
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Travel the world virtually

I discovered an amazing thing today.   HeyGo. HeyGo is a platform where you can attend virtual live tours all over the world. Free.   (Of course, you may tip the tour guide if you can.  The guide gets most of the tip, and a portion goes to HeyGo so they can continue to provide this platform.)…
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Made my own palette configuration

Why I created my own palette configuration: I like a large well for my paint to make it easier to use a large brush. I like the well to be slanted so I can mix up a bunch of paint and have it easy to sop up with a brush. I like separate mixing areas. …
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Painting Challenge: Fruit

Let’s paint fruit.  Any kind of fruit!   The colors and textures will be great to see! Paint fruit.      Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #fruit Deadline June 17, 2022, 11:59 pm ET It could be a bowl of fruit, a single apple… a banana taped…
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