Watercolor 101: Understanding the Different Grades of Watercolor Paper

I'd like to start this discussion on watercolor paper by first saying that I don't really like the term "paper". Artist Johannes Vloothuis writes that when talking about watercolor that the term paper is a misnomer and I strongly agree with his take. What watercolor artists use is not similar to what you think of as…

Embrace Your Own Artistic Style

I remember the exact moment I wanted to become a watercolor artist. There was an exhibit at a local art gallery for artists who specialize in watercolor painting. I was completely enthralled with the beauty of everything, but in particular the watercolor portraits. Up until then I'd only really used acrylic paints and pastels. Watercolor,…

Bambi Watercolor Series (and Dealing with Change)

Last week, I started a new watercolor series titled "Bambi" which I've been slowly sharing over the last few days on my Facebook page and Instagram. I've always wanted to do Disney inspired work, but decide that this time around instead of doing the Disney cartoon versions, I would paint my own more natural looking…