Learn the Basics

Grumbacher Watercolor Butterfly Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor, but didn’t know where to start? This tutorial will teach you the basics of creating a watercolor painting with wet-in-wet techniques, as well as a bit of dry brush work! You can also download a PDF version of this tutorial with detailed steps and a supply list.

Tips and Tricks

Using MŌTO™

Keep it loose.
Pigments and dyes will be fluid until evaporated. MOTO™ lends itself better to less detailed, free flowing work.

Allow extra time for drying.
Remember, water will sit on top of the non-porous sheet. Use a hair dryer to speed up dry time if desired.

Avoid touching the sheet.
Oils on your skin can repeal media.

If you’re working with watercolor and make a mistake, wipe paint away with a paper towel. The surface is stain resistant and the majority of pigments will wipe clean while wet.

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