Make your own Value Filter

Color is distracting. When we look out at the colorful world, it is harder to see value (dark and light). Accurate values are more important than color matching for a drawing. As long as your values are right, you can get away with all sorts of colors. To help you see values more easily, look

Monochrome Study: White-breasted Nuthatch step-by-step

One of the big secrets of watercolor painting is water control, learning to get the right value (dark or light) without creating puddles. Puddles are not your friends. Many people think “I want a light blue, therefore I will add more water on my page”. This creates a puddle that takes a long time to