About

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. This website is dedicated to everything about watercolors, inks and gouache. I’m Justin, and when I am not painting I work as a photographer, videographer and writer. You can find more of my work here.

Landscape Artist

I have been an artist all my life. Not only do I love to paint, but I love to draw, digitally paint and sketch. There is nothing art wise I won’t give a go. However the one medium that I have connected with the most is watercolor painting.

For me watercolor painting is an underrated painting medium, we all know oil painting is very popular with the masters. But I feel watercolor deserves its place alongside oils. The techniques and permanence requires thought and planning. The process is so much fun to learn and do.

I’ve been using watercolors as my medium of choice for over 10 years. My first watercolor set was a little Sennelier 12 pan palette that I would take with me on my travels. Painting little postcard sized canvases, and even actual postcards to send to family and friends.

I used one post card to apply to participate in the Sky Arts Landscape of Year 2019 competition. I didn’t make it as one of the main contestant but was asked to be a reserve artist in the event an artist couldn’t make it.

Eventually I joined the wildcard painters section, which I enjoyed immensely. I even managed to get onto the episode a few times.

I plan to enter again next year and if I can, make it a step further and get onto the show!

What I hope to achieve with this website is to build the biggest and best resource for watercolor painting on the internet. I may be a little behind some bigger websites, but while I catch up, what this website lacks in quantity, will be more than made up for with quality: the best guides, techniques explained, tools reviewed, I will cover it all!

As well as that, I want to document my journey as an artist. We are all continually learning, and there is always more to learn. What I do learn and what mistakes I make along the way I will share with you, so that you can learn from my steps.

So whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, there will be plenty here to dip your brush into!

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Latest posts

  • Best Tape for Watercolor Paper

    Best Tape for Watercolor Paper

    There are hundreds of types of tapes, but which is the best tape for watercolor paper? You need to make sure you pick correctly or like I did when started out, you could ruin your painting with the tape ripping into it. In general the best tape or watercolor paper that I use is regular […]

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  • What GSM Paper Is Best for Watercolor

    What GSM Paper Is Best for Watercolor

    What is gsm and which paper gsm should you look for when you’re choosing paper? When I was a beginner I didn’t understand this and would pick the wrong paper which wouldn’t be suitable for watercolor painting. I ended up needlessly wasting good paper. GSM is the acronym for ‘grams per square meter’, and in […]

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  • Can You Use a Light Box With Watercolor Paper?

    Can You Use a Light Box With Watercolor Paper?

    Watercolor paper can be quite expensive, so you want to get your pencil lines down right with few mistakes, because too much erasing and redoing lines can sometimes adversely affect the paper.  You can use a light box for watercolor painting, which is a great way to get line art onto paper precisely and without […]

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