|Barbara Simmons: Watercolor Tips - an archive of watercolor tips and instruction on artistic principles, covering such topics as color dominance, composition editing, composition with a model, focal area, gradation, guidelines for creating a successful painting, making darks in watercolor, mixing color, negative space, positive shapes, principles & elements of design, semi-neutral or neutral colors, the design principle dominance, the light source, the tetrad, the third tetrad, warm/cool relationships, working with a large pallette selection, working with photo references and more|
12-February-2004 - 07:56:56|
Am so new to this was so impressed could understand some of the things shown, being new to any art instruction usually feel lost when I try to learn and shut down in dispair didn't happen but will have to return as there is so much to learn but will return soon thanks
Kori Schuetze 11-July-2004 - 14:09:28
I've used pencil to capture likeness in portraits, and have had happy accidents with watercolor. Learning to paint is a real challenge, as Im safer with a pencil in hand. With five boys I have to make the best use of both time, and supplies and have several good intuitive books to help. Nothing however helps me to overcome the fear of wasting supplies, of putting paint on paper, of learning good mixes, and the amount of water to use, or the wet or dry of paper issue. Karen Simmons tips has helped me to get past these fears into the creative process of painting. Most tips dont help to overcome the enormous fear of waste,of both money and time. After a long search, I am so grateful.
Grace Chao 11-August-2004 - 23:52:45
Great tips and great teacher. Thanks.
rola wong 09-September-2004 - 07:23:42
carole fenwick 24-April-2005 - 08:39:08
thank you very much for the information on "greens",the best I have seen. Iam trying to teach myself from books
Sharon 04-June-2005 - 08:17:45
Very educational! As a beginner I can't wait to get started. Thank you for a wonderful explanation of color and composition values.
Jenny 08-August-2005 - 10:21:51
Excellent source of information.
Ashok bhagwat 23-August-2005 - 08:45:02
The guidance is excellent.Tips are very well explained. Looking forward to more tips.
Steve Ponsford 25-August-2005 - 16:41:11
Some great tips here. I particularly liked your tips for balancing the hot and cold colours. The examples that go with each lesson are a real inspiration. Thanks very much.
Hilda 16-October-2005 - 18:40:05
What a wonderful web site! It has been so helpful to me, and i thoroughly enjoyed all the tips. Have to try and remember them all when i am painting.
hrwhjoijoijwoi 31-October-2005 - 14:28:25
Rosemary Taylor 11-November-2005 - 12:37:52
Inspirational - which was what I was looking for.
renee grimes 27-December-2005 - 22:46:30
I really enjoyed looking at Barbara's watercolor flowers. I love flowers and enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading about how she achieves her special effects. She does a great job. I added this to my Favorite Sites.
Rachelle 29-December-2005 - 08:09:12
I was researching various watercolour techniques to create a file for my university file for BEd Art and I found this site very useful. Thanks.
Lisa Collins 29-December-2005 - 23:28:52
I have just received my first art kit, including watercolors. I am a late starter at 30. Your tips are awe- inspiring. You are an excellent artist. Thank you for your help!
anu padayachi 16-January-2006 - 15:35:46
I am a very late starter. Barbara is an excptionally good teacher. The site is wonderful and inspiring. Thankyou.
kathy 26-August-2006 - 12:21:28
Best site I've come across. I am gathering ideas to help form a true beginners class. Your ideas will help me disign my own ideas and improve my own artwork. Thank you.
Baggy 24-September-2006 - 11:29:37
Thank you for your lessons on trees. I enjoy natural landscapes and aspire towards painting in the field. but, separating vaues and lines of trees as difficult. Your site has provided me with better understanding of where I should go.
Arja 19-January-2007 - 10:47:42
adele Deprez 15-February-2007 - 17:05:00
Great for the beginner. Inspiring and generous with the tricky theorie of watercolor.
Carol Lane 28-April-2007 - 05:30:02
I find your site very helpful. I have just started watercolour painting so your past and present tip are great. Thanking you, C Lane, Australia.
sandeep gogate 18-August-2007 - 04:52:26
The tips & guidance which has given is vary valuable.
Em Ringer 22-October-2007 - 13:57:08
Loved the tips - all clearly illustrated and well thought out!
Buzz Lee 26-October-2007 - 13:03:23
this was a brilliant painting tutor.so many experiment and explaination and techniques.
Sandra McDougall 03-January-2008 - 02:43:49
As a visual learner, I appreciate the demo's more than the tips. These step-by-step demo's are great.
MarySue 13-March-2008 - 02:57:25
Barbara fully shares her talents and techniques. Simple to understand and really helps you understand values of watercolor. I was impressed someone with her talent would share so much for free!
gray 06-April-2008 - 15:06:00
I've book marked this site for future reference to keep leaning from
pauline gee 23-April-2008 - 02:58:14
this is one of the most informative sites i have been on also the easiest for me to understand. it as been a pleasure to visit and i will continue to do so you must be very proud of your acievements.i will continue to work hard with my own artwork towards a goal of being as adept as you are one day. thank you for sharing your expertise Pauline
Dave G 07-May-2008 - 13:45:19
Very informative. Great teaching style. Lots of useful information.
yohanestoro 20-January-2009 - 08:08:41
Hello! Your tips are great!!! Nothing is truer than that...!
Rae Partridge 13-February-10 - 16:44:01
Thank you for not sharing my e-mail address with others. I spent a lot of time on your site and your work is very magical, soft and dreamy. Places I'd like to visit at the time you painted them. I also went through all of your tips and they were well written and understandable. Some places I've visited left much to be desired. Too bad I don't attend workshops any longer, I well might have taken one with you. Thank you for putting your wonderful artwork out for all to view and thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
Ian of Oz 08-June-10 - 00:31:59
Barbara you are a real blessing to many including this "little black duck" returning to watercolour 50 years after high school! Your tutorials are first class. May God richly bless you and yours.
UNIS 25-August-10 - 11:47:29
Torn 16-August-11 - 02:17:03
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