Thursday, April 26, 2012

Keep it Fresh watercolor!

Here is an example of keeping it fresh.

What does "keep it fresh" mean?

 Here is my response to Dorene's question from my online lessons.

 On Apr 25, 2012, at 11:07 PM,

What does the term "keep it fresh" mean?


Hi Dorene,

'Keep it Fresh"  means put your washes and glazes down directly on the paper.  Don't mess with it until it's dry.

In other words, don't do anything to your painting while it is drying. 

Although you could apply a little more pigment to the wash or glaze as long as you have more pigment than water in your brush.   That takes painting experience.

Hope this answers your question.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lessons 1-6 now available on a DVD

Juan's lessons 1-6 are still available on  Type "Juan Pena watercolor lessons 1-6" in Youtube's search engine to view the lessons.

Anyone who enrolls now will start the classes at Lesson 8.  To enroll send an e-mail to:

Indicate "register me" in the subject line.

Lessons 1-6 is now available on a DVD - $20 + CA sales tax.  Free shipping USA only.