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Published on 16 May 2014 | over 2 years ago

I get lots of questions from beginners, and most of them are along the lines of "what am I doing wrong?" I thought I'd make a series of videos that might help. I thought of 15 problems beginners encounter when they paint with watercolor, and here are the first five! These are the most basic problems and are the easiest to correct. Stay tuned for two more videos in this series.

If you are a beginner and don't know what supplies to buy, you might find this video helpful.

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All paints by Old Holland

Eyes, abstract, and striped paintings are on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

Portrait with red hair is on The Langton Prestige watercolor block (140 lb cold press).

Portrait with light brown hair is on a random, terrible piece of drawing paper, not sure what the weight is (60 lb?).

Brushes: Yorkminster #5 round, Sax ¾" flat brush, Royal SG 4000 #6 round (destroyed), 2/0 Royal RG250
(destroyed), #1 American Painter 4000 round.

Palette: Eldajon from Jerry's Artarama

Nail polish: Wet n Wild Megalast in Bite the Bullet. :)

Music: "Groove Grove" and "Easy Lemon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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