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How to correct watercolour mistakes

Mistakes WILL happen. That’s inevitable.

But, even though you’re using watercolour,  it DOESN’T mean you need to panic.

If you follow my 2 golden rules, you’re FAR more likely to have a stress-free, FUN, painting experience:

I hope this helps you stay calm when you paint!

Anna x

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11 Comments

  1. leanna trottman on April 28, 2017 at 1:01 am

    HI Anna! My biggest problem seems to be keeping that little line of white space to make my painting more 3D. I tend to be a shakier person, so a glass of merlot helps, yet and still I keep missing the mark. I did over 20 tries of the Oriental Poppy until I finally had one I felt proud to claim. Now I am back to the beginner tutorials because I realize just how much I need to learn. I’ve tossed 2 of my Snowdrop tries, incomplete (I keep swearing I will finish no matter what…so much for empty promises!) and now I’ve mucked up try 3. I wanted to resist the urge to use some kind of masking, to train myself to keep that space. Any advice?????

    • Diane on June 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Leanna, I feel your pain! I’m in the early learning phases of watercolor myself and was having a similar problem with the white areas disappearing. I think I’m using too much water in my brush, making it more difficult to control the paint flow. Also, maybe try using a smaller brush? Just some thoughts. Good luck. The more I learn, the more I know I NEED to learn!

  2. Dee on May 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Love your ideos! So helpful.
    I started working on my pear.
    I will need to be very careful because our local art store did not have 100 % . So, I will have to order some but I couldn’t wait to start on the pear.
    Prayers for a safe and quick delivery of your precious baby.

  3. Theresa on May 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I tried to watch your how to fix a mistake on a watercolor painting and there was no sound at all. I tried everything and no luck. Can you try to resend to me

    • Anna Mason on May 8, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Oh dear, the sound’s working fine for us so it’s likely a setting you have in YouTube, or in your browser.

  4. Laurette Searle on May 8, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Dear Anna Mason
    I absolutely appreciate these email tips and videos of your work as you are painting. Having never had access to any painting tips online (living in Africa), and you being the very first person I found on You-tube, I am extremely thankful it was you!!!!! I am a detailed art person and you have just been the best I have found. My biggest thank yous to you.

    Laurette Searle

  5. Gloria on May 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Hi
    Anna Mason
    I got my partner to write out this letter on my behalf as I’m a little illerate.
    Not too long till Bubby’s born I hope all goes well and I will say a prayer
    for you and bubby’s I’m a Mother of six
    But there all grown up My baby Simone is 29. I’ve had my nephew pass
    Away recently.
    And will get to do the painting when I’m grieving less as I love you painting
    And can’t wait to start painting.

    Yours Sincerly
    Gloria Wallace

    • Anna Mason on May 10, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      Sorry to hear of your loss Gloria and hope the desire to paint returns quickly to you.

  6. Kathy Crocker on May 10, 2019 at 12:55 am

    I have had that happen. lol I was lucky and worked it into the painting. This was a great tip.
    BTW good luck with the new arrival. Let us know about the new baby.

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