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Techniques and Gestures: Painting

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
Henry Ward Beecher
acrylics / watercolours /


Videos : Painting Techniques
videos which illustrate caring for painting materials, brushstrokes, mixing paints...

a good introduction to using acrylics from preparing the surface for painting to techniques

10 Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners
Practical tips

Painting with Acrylics
Excellent background information

Acrylics (from Wikipedia)
good definition of acrylics

Creative Spotlight
Acrylic Painting Lesons and Techniques

Art Studio Chalkboard
Resources on drawing and painting - "resource for artists and art students that focus on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color and painting."

Artshow – Painting
Many links to painting resources

Practical Painting
 – an online magazine
The issues are interesting. It is not easy to find links to articles from previous issues.


Scroll down the list on the left and click on watercolor. In addition to information, there are excellent examples of watercolour paintings from Durer to contemporary artists.

Handprint: watercolors & watercolor painting
This is an extensive site with information about the materials and the techniques of watercolour painting

Creative Spotlite
links to tutorials in watercolour painting

Artshow: Watercolor and Gouache
Excellent links to all aspects of watercolour painting

National Watercolor Society
Samples of paintings from the annual exhibits

World of Watercolor

an online magazine