Spring has fully sprung and with it comes a springboard of festival and art show opportunities right on through Fall. Its a great way to get out and get in some walking, but also a boon for artistic inspiration. Here are some tips to take full advantage of the opportunities. All Genres are Game It doesn’t matter that […]
Steve Mitchell here with just a bit of news. I’ve started an ongoing series of Patreon exclusive content videos and posts called Sketchbook Peeks. I thought it would be cool to give my patrons a peek at things going on in my sketchbook or on my drawing easel along with helpful tips and tricks. This may take the form […]
Hello everyone. Week three and the second part of the Strathmore Online Workshop is under way. We’re working on a realistic botanical painting of a rose. In this one we’ll get into a good bit of subtle blending and glazing. Hope to see you over there.
I’m often asked by beginners if I have any order or steps to viewing my videos. Well, not really. I started my channel as a way to post random tips and techniques and its a scatter shot approach. But now, almost 2 years later, I have enough videos that I can kind of direct you to […]
If you saw the video in this post, my remarks beg a simple question – “Did I fail?” Well, for me the answer is yes and no. Many who commented on YouTube were gracious and said they thought the building sketch turned out great. And while I appreciate that, there is a deeper teaching moment here. If you’ve watched my […]
Hi Minders, Its always been my goal (and dream) to eventually become a full-time YouTube creator for The Mind of Watercolor. Patreon is just one more avenue by which this may become a reality. I love how supportive all my viewers have been through their avid viewing and encouraging comments and its been even more humbling to […]
A nice set of articles from the most recent Strathmore Artist Newsletter. I particularly took interest in the one dealing with their method for flattening buckled paper. And…there is a page showcasing my upcoming workshop. Yay! If you don’t already get their newsletter, go sign up, its free!
Well, them bloggin times they are a comin’… back that is. As many recent comers may notice, my last blog post was nearly 2 years ago. At that time, I was just starting my YouTube Channel, The Mind of Watercolor. After a couple of test YouTube posts, I put the blog on hold. I wasn’t sure […]
A blank sheet of watercolor paper waiting for paint can be an intimidating thing. In this video I suggest 5 steps to help get you over the anxiety hump and get those first strokes of paint down on the page with less stress. ———————————————————————————- Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Video Introduction to the Mind of […]
Watercolor loves great paper. You’ll improve your chances of getting good results by buying top quality paper from the beginning. Its a myth that beginners need to use cheap or student grade papers for practice. Use and practice with the best. Choose reputable name brands, 100% cotton, acid free, handmade or mould made papers and […]