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Art and painting lessons in watercolors by Barb Capeletti. Pictures and videos

Good Artist, Bad Teacher – Art Lessons Gone Wrong

I was in our county library the other day looking through the beginner watercolor books to have reference examples for a student to take home over the weekend after our art lesson. As I leafed through many books I found … Continue reading

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Watercolor Paintings That Bore The Pants Off People!

When I first began painting, I started in oils. They seemed bright and vivid to me. Watercolors, on the other hand, seemed washed out, insipid and boring. All pastel, no contrast. Then I discovered GOOD watercolor paintings! Colors jumped off … Continue reading

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The Virgin Artist – Watercolor Art Supplies for Beginners

All artists have had “firsts”. Every first-time art class or workshop starts with a materials list from the instructor. Every art book begins with a chapter on “materials” and the artist usually offers his or her own favorite palette colors. … Continue reading

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Painting Lesson of Koi and Goldfish, by Lian Zhen

I have always loved Chinese style painting and one of the masters is artist Lian Quan Zhan. He has a talent for blending East and West styles and the results are beautiful. Lian Zhen is offering this watercolor painting lesson … Continue reading

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Poppies – A Start to Finish Painting

I don’t usually have people watch me paint in my studio. So when they see the finished painting they ask “how did you do that?” So here is a painting as it progresses – “Poppies” First I draw out the … Continue reading

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