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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How to paint EASY Watercolor Trees

By Miriam Schulman / November 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman As I look out my window, I am treated to the gorgeous colors of yellow maple trees and a blanket of multicolored carpet on the ground. I love the smell of this time of year that reminds me of a crisp juicy apple, memories of going back to school and the promise … Read more

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Watercolor Wednesdays: How to Paint Sand

By Miriam Schulman / September 2, 2015 / 1 Comment

by Miriam Schulman Adding texture to your watercolor landscapes is a great way to fool the eye into thinking there is more meticulous detail than there really is. One of my favorite (and easiest) tricks is to use salt, and I especially love that effect when creating sand on the beach. Salt Effects: 7 key … Read more

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Watercolor Wednesdays: How to Create Rock Textures

By Miriam Schulman / August 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman In order to bring your watercolor landscape paintings to life, you need to add texture that will make your paintings look like there is much more detail than there really is. I have a whole toolkit full of tricks that I turn to whenever I want to add texture to my watercolor … Read more

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Watercolor Wednesdays: How To Mix Green Paint

By Miriam Schulman / July 29, 2015 / 4 Comments

by Miriam Schulman Mixing green paint is one of the most challenging watercolor techniques to beginning students but once you learn some simple recipes, it can be easy. Every year, I show my students how to mix green and review the demo in class. The trick is to keep it simple and I will reuse … Read more

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Are you making these 3 mistakes with your watercolor paintings?

By Miriam Schulman / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman A common frustration I hear beginning watercolor students is confusion over the wide variety of pigments and paints. In my online watercolor course on painting the figure, I got this question from one of my students: QUESTION: I have read a suggestion of picking one red, one blue and one yellow for … Read more

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Watercolor Sketchbook: watercolors of Maurice Predergast

By Miriam Schulman / July 8, 2015 / 9 Comments

Maurice Prendergast: Boston Public Garden Watercolors  through Sept 7th, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art The exhibition of Maurice Predergast is a sentimental look at Victorian era Boston viewed through the eyes of the artist. The exhibit is situated directly beneath the Van Gogh exhibit so you can definitely see both in one day … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity 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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