Terry Harrison Trace and Paint Tutorial Result - a watercolor painting by Kat Skinner.

One Of My First Paintings

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The other day I was going through my archive of paintings, and came across one of my very first watercolour paintings. To make this finished painting I used a tutorial from the from the book Trace & Paint Watercolour (Ready to Paint) by the authors Terry Harrison, Geoff Kersey and Arnold Lowrey. This particular …

Working On The Doorway

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You can view and buy a print of the finished painting at The Doorway. The first step in painting The Doorway was to paint the background. If you remember from some of my previous paintings I fell in love with textures, specifically textures made with salt. I wanted the windows …

Acorns and Leaves

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There are a lot of tutorials online – usually for beginners – for painting leaves. If you remember from some of my other posts, I wanted to learn how to paint leaves more accurately. Thus I delved into painting two detailed leaves with some acorns sitting on top. At first …

River Sketch

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This was a very quick sketch (I was focusing on speed sketching) done in only 15 minutes. A loose #watercolor sketch. I've been so much of a perfectionist lately that it's nice to just paint something fast and relaxing. I used three colours. A photo posted by Kathleen Skinner (@kat_skinner) …

My Beautiful Kitty

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What artist doesn’t paint their pets? Something (or someone as some may see it) that is loved so much deserves their own portraits. After having watched a tutorial on painting fur in watercolour, I thought I would try my hand at it with a quick sketch. First layer of paint …

Bird On A Fence - a watercolor painting by Kat Skinner.

Bird On A Fence

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Most new watercolour paintings begin with a pencil sketch. I heightened the contrast on this photograph to make the lines seem more noticeable. I also applied masking fluid/frisket to the foreground and bird since I wanted to start by painting the background first. Masking fluid applied to my #watercolor 300lbs paper. I darkened …