All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of watercolor paints. Watercolors have been a choice of medium for many artists and illustrators over the years. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use "on site". Watercolors are noted by their translucency. Although white is sometimes available as a color, most watercolor purists accept that the "whites" should be produced by the whiteness of the surface. By varying the amount of water used to thin the paints, a range of value can be produced.
Watercolors are mostly used on papers. Watercolor papers are available in a variety of thicknesses and "tooth". Thicker papers are able to accept more water without wrinkling and are generally more expensive.
Watercolor paints are produced as dry cakes that activate when water is added to them. They also come in tubes like traditional paints.
Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your watercolor painting techniques.
“The Watercolor Workshop” is a video course on watercolor painting designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks. (19 Modules with over 4 hours of video instruction and 18 eBooks)