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Watercolor Techniques – Masking Fluid, Scratching Paper, and Masking Tape

If you have been reading my series about watercolors techniques, you should have a pretty good idea of the variety of ways you can use the medium. I bet you have been thinking that eventually I will run out of … Continue reading

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Pointillism Painting

If you are thinking about doing a painting assignment in your homeschool art program, you might consider doing a pointillism project. You can study the work of Georges Seurat as well. Mr. Seurat is known for being one of the … Continue reading

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Creating Depth Challenge

If I gave you a list of items to include in a composition could you put them together in a way that would give the illusion of depth? I wrote a post a month ago titled, Rules for Creating Depth … Continue reading

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Using Manikins in Drawing Practice

The truth about drawing is: The more you practice your drawing skills the more you will improve. Yes, practice does make perfect! If you want to play the guitar or basketball or run in a marathon you have to practice … Continue reading

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Rules For Creating Depth on a Flat Surface

Artists are illusionists. They fool the eye. An artist can create the illusion of depth on a flat surface if they use some very basic rules. These rules really are common sense when you think about it. It is not … Continue reading

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