Painting critique

Recently I painted a watercolour from some trees and farms in the neighborhood from Burgerbrug (North Holland).
It was and still is beautiful weather when I write this , the grass was vibrantly green, so I decided not to paint Read more

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Two movies about Mixing pigments

I try to tell why it is you get mud sometimes when you mix watercolour pigments.
After awhile you have a palette with colours on it that works for you, and you know which paint you dont have to try … Read more

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My John Pike palette and Colours

I receive a lot of questions about my colours.
I don’t have a lot of colours, for landscape art your palette can be taken down to earth colours.

Thanks
Best regards Edo

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video Painting a windmill in wintertime

I painted this on a live stream on Facebook.
I used a few colours.
Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and Olive green.
Brushes W&N Squirrel mops and a small Escoda Perla.

The watercolour

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A Loose Watercolor

I am often asked how do you make those loose watercolors, do you have any tips how to make them? Can I learn that too?

Of course you can, but painting loose is not as easy as it looks or … Read more

Lighthouse on Millford paper

I just love to paint lighthouses, living in a fishing town I could chose which one to paint! I have six in the near neighborhood! but I have my favourites here too!
I am always attracted to the two green … Read more

Painting a watercolour… again

Maybe you recognize this? You love painting watercolors and see such a nice subject!
You paint the scene and love what you just created. Then  you look at it for a while and it ends up in a box, after Read more

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Water, land and sky

When I work from a photo I set it always in B&W and print it out. Not to big, too much detail ruin a watercolour!

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My way of working is more or less always every tim the same, I make … Read more

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Aubrey Phillips

Back in 1987 I began my journey in watercolor, eager to learn paint watercolors.
In those days I saw a great future in front of me. John Pike was my hero, he was the absolute top in watercolor. And also Read more