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Using Masking Fluid on a Watercolor Landscape - My Thoughts and Tips for you!

This is the second painting in my series called Peaceful Wanderings. These paintings are inspired by the peace and serenity found in the woods. I want to share with you those feelings of calmness and tranquility that come from the beautiful woods and streams that I often find along the hiking trail. This collection is still in progress, but you can sign up here to be notified when it comes out and get exclusive discount code for the collection.But right now, let's get to the painting process! This is my second time using masking fluid in a landscape and I'll say it was an integral part of this painting. I admit that I had these weird stigma associated with using masking fluid,...

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5 things I learned about painting watercolor landscapes

For most of my artwork I paint from images that I’ve taken. This painting was inspired by a place along the trail in Dolly Sods West Virginia. We went backpacking there and while hiking the 22 mile loop around the Wilderness, we came across several awesome little streams and rivers that we had to walk across and we even had to ford one river - that was a cool experience - I’m glad it was warm when we did that!  I love quiet little streams, they are so calm and peaceful and my idea with this painting was to capture the feeling of serenity and calmness that I felt in this beautiful little spot in the woods.  This is the...

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Watercolor Process - Stream in the Woods

Today I am sharing how I painted this Stream in the Woods watercolor painting. This painting was inspired by a backpacking trip. We were out in Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania hiking the Gerard trail. We were on a three day trip and the first day was all rain and cold. Though the weather was not great that first day there were some really pretty sights off the trail. It was mostly just a woods trail but just off the trail and sometimes running right through it there were these really pretty small creeks and streams that all had water through them because of the rain. What I really loved about them was that there were these big rocks in...

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How To Make Your Own Art Prints - Guide for artist business owners

If you are an artist who is looking to start making your own art prints, this is for you. Maybe you've been ordering them from a printer but your profit margin is really low because the prints cost so much. Maybe you don't want to have to worry about communicating with the printer and making sure they don't make any mistakes. Or maybe you don't make art prints yet and you need to find out how to get started. In this post I'll tell you all about how I make art prints from my original paintings and things that I wish I knew when I was getting started.

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