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Trees negative painting in watercolor

What is negative painting? It doesn't mean painting when you're in a bad mood...(sorry, I know that's lame but couldn't help myself!)

It means to paint around the subject by focusing on the non-subject, or background, to let the subject stand out. Sort of like a stencil, but not really.

OK, this is more difficult for me to explain than I thought it would be so I will just show you! ...continue reading "A Negative Painting Watercolor Project"


Intuitive painting of a bird and flowers
"Wings My Mother Gave Me" Acrylic by Aura Lesnjak

I admit to being a perfectionist. I think many artists are.

I like to have a detailed, planned out sketch and my colors presorted and laid before me.

...continue reading "Embracing the Process of “Letting Go”"



sunflower watercolor paintingIn this tutorial, I will show you a fun, colorful and easy way to play with watercolors.

You don’t need to have great drawing skills for this one—this is just all about juicy, bold colors and a whimsical design! ...continue reading "Create an Easy Stained-Glass Effect with Watercolors"