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  1. Getting Started With Watercolors: The Basics

    Getting Started With Watercolors: The Basics

    Have you ever found yourself fascinated with watercolors' delicate and luminous nature? There's beautiful transparency and freshness to it that isn't as easily duplicated through mediums such as oil or acrylic. Watercolor painting is an incredibly versatile ...

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  2. Oil Painting Tips for Those New to Oils

    Oil Painting Tips for Those New to Oils

    Hello Artists, beginners and experts alike!   This week, our blog post is inspired by a request from Tanya M. Nevin of Van ...

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  3. A Simple Plein Air Oil Painting Set Up

    A Simple Plein Air Oil Painting Set Up

    When I began painting landscapes again, I wanted a minimal plein air oil painting kit that I could grab and go that wouldn't take forever to set up. Here's my simple plein air oil painting equipment list:...

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  4. Featured Artist: Erin Berrett, Contemporary Realism Oil Painter

    Featured Artist: Erin Berrett, Contemporary Realism Oil Painter

    Ampersand Gessobord artist Erin Berrett is a contemporary realism oil painter best known for her still-lifes. Some of her favorites are meaningful commissions that have sweet or fun and quirky backstories. Ampersand checked in with Berrett and asked her to share some of her most memorable commissions and the stories behind the paintings...

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  5. Interview with Landscape Painter Jane Hunt, by Ampersand

    Interview with Landscape Painter Jane Hunt, by Ampersand

    Learn more about artist Jane Hunt's evocative impressionistic landscape paintings on Gessobord panels in this interview by Ampersand. Her sweeping landscapes skillfully merge a sense of immense wonderment with a tranquil feeling of warm familiarity...

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  6. Easy DIY Watercolor Tree Holiday Cards

    Easy DIY Watercolor Tree Holiday Cards

    Think you don't have time this year to make special handmade holiday cards? We've got you covered with these quick and easy DIY watercolor Christmas tree cards...

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  7. How Your Eye Moves - by Christopher Schink

    How Your Eye Moves - by Christopher Schink

    Understanding how to hold and direct your viewer’s attention is an important part of the design. When you’ve trained your eye to follow the visual forces in your painting, you can begin to design your paintings in a more creative way...

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  8. The Versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors

    The Versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors

    Enjoy this blog post highlighting the endless color characteristics and versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors...

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  9. Laurin McCracken Presents Fabriano

    Laurin McCracken Presents Fabriano

    Here is the first part of realist watercolorist Laurin McCracken's video praising Fabriano Watercolor Paper...

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  10. A Painter Worth Noting - Margaret Warren-Wiese

    A Painter Worth Noting - Margaret Warren-Wiese

    Louise Cadillac helps us to try new methods and have fun with reflective surfaces in our paintings. Reprinted from Watermedia Focus Magazine - a precursor to the New Palette Magazine....

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A Simple Plein Air Oil Painting Set Up

When I began painting landscapes again, I wanted a minimal plein air oil painting kit that I could grab and go that wouldn't take forever to set up. Here's my simple plein air oil painting equipment list:

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Cheap Joe's 2 Minute Art Tips - Viviva Colorsheets Watercolor Sets

Looking for an easy travel sketching set? Julie demos these ingenious portable watercolor sets made as small booklets that tuck right into your sketchbook. Just add water!

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