I feel like we are using the term "loose painting" very loosely (pardon the pun). How do you define a loose painting? Do you use that to describe a specific style? Or the amount of detail in a painting? Or how abstract the shapes are? While I do have my own opinion on what a loose painting means, I want to know more about what you think. The biggest mistake I can make as an instructor is to assume what my students think. So, if you have a moment, please let me know what is a loose painting for you and why do you want to learn how to paint a loose painting?Read More
You can say this post is sponsored because I got a box of Mission Gold 34 color set from Mijello straight from Korea. So in this video, I’m going to talk about how I got it, what do I think of it, and as a bonus, I’m going to share the painting process of this painting using only the Mission Gold paint. Let’s dive into it.Read More
Last time we talked about why some of the most common question on the internet is actually not the most important ones. And why things like materials and technique won’t make you a better artist. If you haven’t watch that one I strongly suggest you go back and watch that one first. Today, I’m going to continue that topic and share with you what should you be doing to become a better artist. And the best thing about it is that it is completely free and you can do it right now!
I’ve seen so many of these questions floating around the internet. And quite a few people asked me those questions as well. But quite honestly, they are often the wrong question to ask. Some of the most popular YouTube videos about watercolor is about these two topics: Materials, and Techniques. So questions like "What brand of paper, paint, and brushes do I use? What’s the size of the papers and brushes? What colors of paint do I use?" and so on. And the technical questions are usually about "How do you do wet on wet, wet on dry, making washes, how do you mix certain colors".. and so on. Now, don’t get me wrong. These questions are legit and it is great to know. But quite often, they are the wrong questions to ask. Notice, I said “wrong questions” not “bad questions” Why do people ask questions? Because there’s a problem to solve. But if you ask a good question at the wrong time, it’s not going to solve your problem. Therefore it is a wrong question to ask.Read More