Watercolor Basics (Video)

In the process of creating a video demonstrating how to create skin colors with watercolor paints, I realized that there is some prior knowledge needed. In this video I share recommended materials (and brands) and basic watercolor techniques that are easy and successful in the classroom. (*I especially have “regular” classroom teachers in mind.)

Viewing Notes:

1- At one point I rashly say that if you take care of your brushes, they “last forever.” Not true of course, but they will last a long while if cared for properly!

2- The little hand you see is my son. He was supervising my recording and *almost* managed to remain unseen and unheard. It’s kind of challenging when you’re six.

3- I didn’t get a chance to share my other “favorite” drawing material to use with watercolors. They are oil pastels and they give sensational results! Will post more on that another day.

4- My husband noted that my art examples weren’t too spectacular. He’s right. Sorry! I was really trying to hurry!

Without further ado… watercolor basics!

I hope this was helpful. Do you have any other questions about using watercolor paints that you’d like answered?
PS- Coming VERY soon It’s up!… the post on creating skin tones with watercolors (also with a video!) Woo hoo!

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  1. Carol Cook says:

    Great info from the teacher who loves art, but lacks confidence. LOTS of tips in a short video!!! Thanks!

  2. Fabulous! Just what I needed to feel confident pulling out the paints :-)

  3. Debbie Wyler says:

    Thank you so much! This was very helpful as I prepare to go into my son’s Kindergarten classroom to teach art next week. :)

  4. I tried looking for the paper you mention on Blick’s, but could not. Could you post a link? Great video (& on skin tones), thank you!

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