Watercolor Painting Equipment

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Learning how to paint can be a bit of a mine field, so many different types and styles of equipment. Here I have gathered together the watercolour materials and equipment that I prefer to use. Or simply some I have tried out. I hope you find these pins useful.

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How to stretch watercolor paper using a home-made stretcher board. Take a look at the complete video on YouTube to see how I made the board and used it to stretch a piece of watercolor paper. You will find the result drum-taught and perfect to use. . #PaulHopkinson #TheDevonArtist #howtostretchpaper #howtostretchwatercolorpaper #stretchingpaper #watercolorpaper #stretchedpaper #watercolortips #watercolourtips #watercolourpaper Watercolor Tips, Watercolor Techniques, Painting Techniques, Watercolor Flowers, Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Paintings, Paint Cans, Learn To Paint, Homemade
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How to stretch watercolor paper using a home-made stretcher board.

How to stretch watercolor paper using a home-made stretcher board. Take a look at the complete video on YouTube to see how I made the board and used it to stretch a piece of watercolor paper. You will find the result drum-taught and perfect to use. . #PaulHopkinson #TheDevonArtist #howtostretchpaper #howtostretchwatercolorpaper #stretchingpaper #watercolorpaper #stretchedpaper #watercolortips #watercolourtips #watercolourpaper

FREE Tutorial on How to use Masking Fluid. This includes 10 fantastic tips, tricks and techniques which will hopefully teach you everything you need to know to start using masking fluid. I have quite a range of 'go-to' tools that I use to apply masking fluid, is there anything else you use? #PaulHopkinson #TheDevonArtist #maskingfluid #howtousemaskingfluid #freetutorial #watercolourtutorial #watercolortutorial #watercolortechniques #watercolortips #watercolorhelp Watercolor Tips, Watercolour Tutorials, Watercolor Techniques, Watercolor Paintings, Blue Mask, Learn To Paint, Being Used, Helpful Hints, How To Apply
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FREE Tutorial on How to use Masking Fluid. (Includes 10 fantastic tips, tricks and techniques)

FREE Tutorial on How to use Masking Fluid. This includes 10 fantastic tips, tricks and techniques which will hopefully teach you everything you need to know to start using masking fluid. I have quite a range of 'go-to' tools that I use to apply masking fluid, is there anything else you use? #PaulHopkinson #TheDevonArtist #maskingfluid #howtousemaskingfluid #freetutorial #watercolourtutorial #watercolortutorial #watercolortechniques #watercolortips #watercolorhelp

How to stretch watercolour paper so that it doesn't cockle when you paint on the surface.  Here is a way you can do this in your own home with a few basic bits of equipment that you can either make or buy.  I made my stretcher board, it works really well and cost a fraction of the price of a manufactured one. #paulhopkinson #thedevonartist #stretchingpaper #watercolourpaper #watercolorpaper #watercolourpainting #watercolorpainting #watercolorequipment #watercolourequipment #paperstretcher Cockles, Painted Paper, Paint Cans, Learn To Paint, Watercolour Painting, Paper Size, Own Home, Surface, Learning
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How to stretch watercolour paper so that it doesn't cockle when you paint on the surface. Here is a way you can do this in your own home with a few basic bits of equipment that you can either make or buy. I made my stretcher board, it works really well and cost a fraction of the price of a manufactured one. #paulhopkinson #thedevonartist #stretchingpaper #watercolourpaper #watercolorpaper #watercolourpainting #watercolorpainting #watercolorequipment #watercolourequipment #paperstretcher

Watercolour Painting Tutorial - How to paint fine detail

Working in fine detail on a wildlife portrait can be fairly time consuming when the brush is very tiny. I have overcome this problem by creating a handmade rake brush, it allows me to apply more than one line at a time and is ideal for some of the under layers. This little video shows you the brush in action. Hope it helps and gives you some ideas on making your own version. #rakebrush #paintingequipment #tipsandtechniques #tipsandtricks #watercolour #watercolor #learntopaint #paintingfur

Take a look at how I had things set up for this little Red Squirrel painting.  Things have changed since then, but to be honest, they are always changing!  I constantly have new ideas for the best way to set up and capture my work to go on my online teaching channel.  Indeed this little squirrel features on there too. ;) #studio #artstudio #behindthescenes #artroom #myartstudio #wildlifeartist #onlineteacher #arttutor #artteacher #patreontutor #patreon #learntopaint #howtopaint…

How to make a stretcher board - new blog post all about stretching paper and the various ways of doing this.  I tend to use home-made stretcher boards for larger projects when block pads are not readily available. #stretcherboard #paintingequipment #artequipment #artsupplies #blogpost #learntopaint #howtopaint #watercolours #watercolors #artteacher Learn To Paint, Learn To Draw, Outline Drawings, Painting Process, Drawing Skills, News Blog, Watercolours, Stretching, Watercolor Painting
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Gum Tape - used for stretching watercolour paper, I've never got on very well with this.  Check out my blog for other methods of stretching your paper. #gumtape #watercolours #watercolors #paintingequipment #learntopaint #howtopaint #artsupplies #artequipment #gumtape #tape #paulhopkinson #blogpost #blogger #paintinghelp Learn To Paint, Learn To Draw, Board Shop, Outline Drawings, Old Paintings, Painting Process, Drawing Skills, Paint Cans, Masking Tape
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Different types of watercolour paper can be very confusing. Here's a bit of background to help you understand the jargon & make a choice to suit your style. Best Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Painting, Learn To Paint, Learn To Draw, Blotting Paper, Outline Drawings, Painting Process, Drawing Skills, Dry Brushing
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The watercolour brushes I prefer to use An insight into the brushes that I prefer to use for my watercolour paintings of realistic wildlife.  I don't use many and they don't cost a fortune, but it is really important that you are comfortable with your painting equipment and find your own favourites. #watercolourbrushes #watercolorbrushes #watercolorbrush #watercolourbrush #paintingsupplies #paintingequipment #rosemaryandco #detailbrush #details Watercolour Paintings, Watercolor Brushes, Your Paintings, Watercolor Paper, Learn To Paint, Learn To Draw, Outline Drawings, Painting Process, Modern Times
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Blog post on watercolour paints and brushes.  Everyone has their favourites, these are just some of mine.  Hoping you may find this useful as you build your own box of watercolour equipment. #watercolourpainting #watercolors #watercolours #watercolorpaining #paintingtips #paintingbrushes #watercolourpaint #watercolorpaint #studio #artstudio #artsupplies #rosemaryandco #winsorandnewton Painting Process, Painting Tips, Watercolour Painting, Outline Drawings, Flower Tattoo Designs, Drawing Skills, Paint Cans, Learn To Paint, Watercolours
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 Wildlife artist & online art tutor who specialises in realistic, fine art watercolour paintings & teaching others how to paint. Online Art, Online Video, Bird Artists, Art Tutor, Online Tutorials, Watercolor Paintings, Watercolour, Paint Cans, Learn To Paint
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My watercolour studio and my latest online video. :)

This gives you a good idea of where I paint from! Not exactly a studio ..... it's a spare bedroom, but hey it works and this is where all the magic happens. I do all my painting and editing work here to produce my online tutorials. This was a really fun project with lots of elements - the bird, moss and bark. #studio #watercolourartist #watercolorartist #artiststudio #howtopaint #learntopaint #paintingequipment #watercolourequipment #watercolorequipment #woodpecker #bird #birdartist…

Watercolour Painting Ideas - Using a Tablet/ Ipad to view your reference photos

Watercolour Painting Ideas - Using a Tablet/ Ipad to view your reference photos

Why do I use a tablet to view my painting reference photos, let me show you why I do this. Fancy learning my technique with many in-depth videos? https://www...