I mentioned the importance of self-care a lot in the past. And that you are here means that you took me serious and really want to get into that. Picking watercolors as your self-care hobby is a great decision but I know it can be overwhelming in the beginning! That's why today I want to tell you about the top 8 essential watercolor skills that every beginner must know so that you'll know what to focus on!

So let's dive right in!

#1 Know what to look for in good quality supplies

The first essential watercolor skill is to know what makes supplies good supplies! You don't need to invest millions of dollars in your supplies. You just need to know what to look for in good quality supplies. Because good quality supplies are key to make painting easier and more fun for you!

Some techniques might not even work with poor quality supplies!

For example, if your paper breaks, your paint is chalky and your brushes can’t hold their shape, you might not be able to blend your colors beautifully, refine your artwork, and use different watercolor techniques that in the end, you might end up feeling frustrated because of that.

Worst case scenario: You feel so frustrated and discouraged that you give up on watercolor painting just because your supplies are low quality!

That's why it is important for you to learn about paper, paints and brushes so that you can buy good quality supplies and set yourself up for success!

Watch my video below for the other essential watercolor skills every beginner must know!

Now that you know the top 8 essential watercolor skills every beginner must know. You might also want to know more about how to get started with watercolor painting and some painting ideas to practice! That's what you'll find in my new watercolor book “No-Fail Watercolor”! You can click here to pre-order it know!

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