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My Top 10 Tips for Self-Taught Artists: How to Grow and Succeed We live in a world full of rich virtual education opportunities, a traditional art school experience isn’t the only way. For those fortunate enough to have known their path, have it validated as children, or have the time and resources to go through […]

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*Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link, to a product that I actually use and truly recommend! A portion of sales is sent back to me, but I only endorse products I actually trust. Feel free to try it out if you’d like! Erasing Watercolor? Not impossible, after all! I spent the first few years […]

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If you missed last week’s 3-part watercolor supply mini-masterclass, then you missed out on a ton of good content! But don’t worry – I’ve gathered it all here, wrapped it up, and tied it up with a bow just for you. From watercolor paint to paper and brushes, I’m covering everything you need to know. […]

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So if you’ve caught the first two posts in this series on Watercolor Supplies, you’ve gotten the low-down on paper and brushes – but what about choosing the best watercolor paint for you? From tubes, to pans and liquids, you have a lot of choices. I thought it’d be helpful to distinguish which watercolor paint […]

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If watercolor paper lingo can be confusing, then the world of watercolor brush differences can definitely be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way! While you won’t find a deep comprehensive dive into every aspect of brushes (because trust me, we’d be here for a day or two!), I do want to prepare […]

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When it comes to watercolor paper differences, hot press or cold press, textures and weights, do you ever feel just a little bit like Angela, from The Office? (If you’re not an office fan, I apologize for my endless references to this show – it’s my favorite! Can’t help it!) Either way, when watercolor educators […]

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You’ve been on your watercolor journey for a while now and you’ve likely seen growth in a lot of areas, but felt a bit “stuck” in others. I know that feeling too; I’ve been there! In my first year exploring watercolor, I tried a lot of different techniques, tools and tips to improve my paintings, […]

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No matter where you are in your watercolor journey, there are a range of tools and watercolor supplies that can help you progress and develop your skills. I’m often asked what the best watercolor supplies are, and which brands I recommend, so I thought I’d pull a watercolor supply guide with supplies for every artist […]

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If you’re looking for tips on How to Feel Like a More Confident Watercolor Artist, you’re in the right place friend! Keep reading to get the scoop on watercolor confidence 🙂 “Mine looks nothing like yours. I can’t do this.”, she muttered under her breath. I was walking around the classroom in my SkillPop Floral […]

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