The Watercolor Corner of the Internet!

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

  • Watercolor Brush Shapes Explained

    Watercolor Brush Shapes Explained

    Watercolor brush shapes (and sizes) are sometimes a bit confusing, knowing which brush is the right one to get can be difficult to work out. What’s the difference between a mop and round head, or the difference between a size 00 and a size 2? This article will also help you work out the types…

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  • Pencil Leads Explained (Which is Best for Watercolor)

    Pencil Leads Explained (Which is Best for Watercolor)

    Pencil leads are defined by a combination of numbers and/or letters e.g. 2H, 6B, B or just regular HB. Then there are the thickness of leads, not to mention wooden or mechanical pencils. There’s a lot to talk about, and it’s all in this article. I’ll also go over the right pencils and leads that…

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  • Best Black Ink for Watercolor Painting

    Best Black Ink for Watercolor Painting

    I once took an hour to sketch a landscape in black ink, and when I added watercolors, to my surprise and horror, the dried black ink reactivated and ruined the entire painting. You don’t have to make this mistake because I’m going to show you which black ink to use for watercolor painting. The best…

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