All You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor Supplies (but Were Afraid to Ask)

By / March 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

 by Miriam Schulman Here’s who this is for… You love the look of watercolor and don’t know how to get started You’re overwhelmed by all the different supplies and want just the essentials You’ve been painting in watercolor for awhile, but you’re curious to what supplies ( and brands) that I use on a … Read more

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Guide to Understanding Watercolor Paint Properties

By Miriam Schulman / March 1, 2017 / 2 Comments

by Miriam Schulman To See Or Not to See: A guide to understanding the differences between transparent, opaque, permanent, and non-staining watercolor paints. The beauty of painting is that no matter how long you’ve been at it, there will always be more to learn: new mediums, new techniques, and surfaces. As you begin to make … Read more

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The Talent Myth: Why perseverance and passion trump talent

By Miriam Schulman / July 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman As an artist and an art instructor, do you know what I hear over and over again? “I wish I had your talent!” Although I’m so grateful to hear that compliment, I truly believe anybody can be an artist. However, you need to develop the right mindset and learn the skills and … Read more

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How to stretch watercolor paper

By Miriam Schulman / March 29, 2016 / 3 Comments

Buckling paper is a frustrating and common problem when painting with watercolor which is why I always recommend new students start with a watercolor block. However, there are going to be times when you want to paint much larger or in a different non-standard size. In those cases, you do not have to put up … Read more

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3 Most popular art blog posts of 2015

By Miriam Schulman / December 31, 2015 / 1 Comment

As the new year dawns, I am starting to plan my blogging strategy for 2016. Part of the way I plan future blog posts is I take a look at the blog posts that were the most popular and look towards writing more blog posts on those topics.  Not surprising, the most popular with my … Read more

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Watercolor Secrets from Around the Globe

By Miriam Schulman / December 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman What is Creative JumpStart? If you haven’t heard about it yet from my other blog posts, Creative JumpStart is an online course featuring 24 artists. I will be joining the fray and sharing fun techniques using watercolor markers and watercolor sticks. For those of you who might be curious about the other … Read more

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Using Watercolor in your Mixed Media Art

By Miriam Schulman / December 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman Have you been itching to incorporate lovely transparent watercolor layers into your mixed media paintings? This blog post shares some watercolor goodies for the mixed media artist. Watercolor Marker Joy Now, when I posted a pic of these watercdolor markers on facebook and instagram everyone went nuts. I got TONS of questions … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, Chief Inspiration Officer.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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