20 Things You Must Know About Painting with Watercolors

  • Published on Jun 8, 2019
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  • shaji pc
    shaji pc Month ago

    You are such a blessing. Thank you so much for all you share. God Bless you and your family ♥️🎨

    love u
    god bless u

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  Month ago +1

      Thank you so much and God Bless you and your family 👩🏻🐿☃️

  • Giuseppe farabone
    Giuseppe farabone Month ago

    Grazie ☺️

  • Connie Ferguson
    Connie Ferguson Month ago

    This was an awesome tutorial! Thank you. I have seen many of your tutorials. I see Neutral Tint often. Is that like Gouache? I use mostly Windsor and Newton paints. Would I be able to find "neural tint" with that brand? You used it in your "Painting a Forest in Watercolor". I don't exactly understand why and what it does. And another question: Do you hate blooms? Seems pretty at times! Again. I am very grateful for your tutorials.

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  Month ago +1

      Hi Connie, thank you so much 🤗Neutral Tint is just another shade of great, another watercolor, if you don't have it you can just use Payne's Gray by WN for example, although most companies do have this watercolor pigment as well. I love blooms ☺️🌹It just depends on what I am painting. Blooms are beautiful.

  • Rozina Issak
    Rozina Issak Month ago +1

    Thank you Maria!! That was awesome. Great tips and lovely demo's. Wonderful to hear your voice. Xx

  • Saikat Jana
    Saikat Jana Month ago

    Plzzz post a diwali drawing video 🙏🙏🙏

  • hein htet
    hein htet 2 months ago

    You are one of my art teachers 😍😍😍

  • Julia Bos
    Julia Bos 2 months ago +1

    Thia is a great lesson! Thank you so much. Are you going to a video of how to make human portraits please

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  2 months ago +1

      Thank you Julia, I am thinking about it😅🦋🌸

  • Iam Amc
    Iam Amc 2 months ago +3

    Wow, you are an incredible artist!!!! The paintings in this video really knocked me out!!! Thanks for sharing your talent and instruction with us!!!!!

  • Amit Debbarma
    Amit Debbarma 2 months ago +1

    Thank you Dear Sis this video is much helpful and it clears up all my doubts but I don't know what kind of paper we use because even the sellers doesn't know that , it's just a normal art paper , I think it is hot pressed there is not much texture . Will I get washing tape and masking fluid in online shopping website ????

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  2 months ago

      Thank you so much and my pleasure Amit😃🌸👩🏻‍🎨I get my art supplies from dickblick.com cheapjoes.com sometimes Amazon but Amazon often overprices simple things like washi tape so it's not always a good idea to shop there.

    CONSTELLATIONS 3 months ago

    great video and helpful tips.............question.......what types of painting do you think the Princeton Elite series are best for?............ie do you feel that they are best for detail work........and what do you think is the feel as opposed to say Princeton Velvetouch or Black Velvet Silver brushes........ie are they softer, stiffer, hold a lot of water, etc.........thanks for any advise...............also, do you think that they last longer than say the natural/synthetic blends of brushes?

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  2 months ago

      Sounds good 🤗

      CONSTELLATIONS 2 months ago

      @Maria Raczynska thank you so much Maria..........I am going to look at Blick's website and see if they have these brushes

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  2 months ago +1

      You know now Im thinking with all that detail work you are referring to like painting eyes ☺️🌹I recommend actually Escoda's Perla or Barroco Series, small sizes like 2/0, 0, 2 are really good for that kind of detailed work, they are perfectly stiff 🤗😍

      CONSTELLATIONS 2 months ago

      @Maria Raczynska thanks Maria for all the information...............it really is very helpful...........I'm thinking about getting some new brushes, and with all the brushes out there, it's hard to make choices.......and it's also expensive and even a bit frustrating...........I'm finding that to do a lot of the work, I need a combination sometimes........at least some stiffer brushes for small detail work, but some softer brushes for more spontaneous soft flowing work.........I've never used Heritage or Aqua Elite.........I do have some Velvettouch and Silver Black Velvet brushes.......sometimes if I've done some of the less detailed work, and then don't have the right brushes.......ie size, type, etc. for details.......such as eyes, etc. the whole painting can be disappointing and I just can't get the effect I'm going for..........ie too thick lines, difficulty getting around areas where I want the highlights and paper white to be preserved, etc............I will have to decide.........again, thanks some much for your very information answer.......have a lovely day Maria........it's nice and cool here in New York today.......I love this type weather........Autumn is on it's way.........hope you're enjoying the LA weather too!

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  2 months ago +1

      Hi, thank you so much 🌸☺️🌹With brushes, today every brush company has similar types of brushes its just a matter of what they use to make that hair and handles. Princeton Aqua Elite (it used to be Elite) are good for painting anything, sea scapes, flowers, because the series has small round brushes and flat brushes. Their flats are stiffer and they overall are stiffer. Black Velvet are softer than Aqua Elite or Velvet Touch. Velvet touch are softer than Aqua Elite but they are still on a stiffer side. I used to use Velvettouch a lot for detailed work now I found myself using more and more for that Heritage. Black Velvet have pointy long end, excellent to paint animals and flowers and landscapes too. But they are softer so if you like softer like I do, those are great as well.They do hold a lot of water but Aqua Elite does too. The small Aqua Elite, Heritage, Velvettouch the less they can hold water because they are stiffer. For lasting, it just a matter of a company how they make their brushes. Generally Black Velvet last for a long time, Heritage too. Aqua Elite I go thru them much faster but I also paint with them a lot. Synthetic or Natural it doesn't matter, I'm pretty rough with my brushes overall 😍

  • Alatiti Sky
    Alatiti Sky 3 months ago

    Thank you Maria
    You are wonderful 👍❤️🙏

  • Silvina Puertas
    Silvina Puertas 4 months ago

    Muchas gracias!

  • Magdalena ADRIAN
    Magdalena ADRIAN 4 months ago

    Beautiful work 🖌👍👏🤗

    LARK'S GARDENS 4 months ago +1

    EXCELLENT video. Thank you so much for your time, knowledge, tips and techniques. Love your style of painting. I am in hope to become satisfied with my own style of painting. With practice and your guidance my journey of growing old gracefully, happy and fulfilled. Namaste

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  4 months ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words, my pleasure ☺️🧚🏻‍♀️

  • นัน รักดอกไม้

    Thank you very much .

  • Technique Of Art & Craft
    Technique Of Art & Craft 5 months ago +1


  • Sarah Salem
    Sarah Salem 5 months ago

    Hello, firstly, i am sorry, my English is not good. I hope you read this Maria, can you add subtitles in other languages, for example Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijan, Uzbek, Turkish. Please me and my friends are not understand you and we love your painting and we wanna learn how did you these. Please, please, please, please.... if you read this, you make me happy. Thank you.

    • Sarah Salem
      Sarah Salem 5 months ago

      @Maria Raczynska i don't know anyone that can translate. Sorry.

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  5 months ago +1

      and thank you so much for your kind words☺️🧚🏻‍♀️🤗🌸🌸

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  5 months ago +1

      Hi Sarah, I'm not able to add subtitles in other languages you mentioned because I don't know Arabic etc... sorry but if you know anyone that can translate and put subtitles, they can do that for you, here's a link: tvclip.biz/user/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC6REX05YGmRdpGm8vfe5txw&tab=2

  • Lennda Bauer
    Lennda Bauer 5 months ago +1

    I Loved this video! Thank you! I was thinking Water color was too hard for me but after this video I must not give up...lolI do not understand patreon.

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  5 months ago +1

      Thank you so much Lennda🌸☺️Patreon is a subscription based platform where you support your creators, in my case you pay $6 per month and you have access to real time videos, pencil sketches and more☀️🌹

  • Lokesh verma's art n craft

    The best tutorial. It has everything that I was searching for..

  • Margo Reilly
    Margo Reilly 5 months ago

    Amazing talent and appreciated info

  • brutality king
    brutality king 5 months ago

    Thank u so much sooo informative

  • Skip Van Lenten
    Skip Van Lenten 5 months ago

    I liked the music too...who is that?

  • Frances Turano
    Frances Turano 6 months ago

    Maria, you are so sweet to share this information with those of us who love and follow you. Especially since your life has gotten so much better with your wee one! Congratulations! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the gifts you give to those of us who follow you. I am forever grateful for what I've learned, and implemented, in my own paintings. I am very new, and realize just how new I am when I view your paintings. You are truly gifted, Maria. Thank you so very much for what you share with those of us who are "budget conscious." Excellent info in these 20 things
    Fanna Turano
    Denver, CO

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +1

      Hi Frances🌸☺️🌹it's my pleasure to share with you!! if there were only more hours in a day I would post a new video every day lol so many ideas come to my mind especially in the middle of the night when I hold my baby to feed and sleep again... wish I had more time. Thank you for appreciating my work😃🦋🥰

  • mousumi majumder
    mousumi majumder 6 months ago +1

    You are a Awesome lady

  • MarieMar83
    MarieMar83 6 months ago

    Thank u vey much .. it was veeeeeeerrry helpful.. 💐

  • The Painting Stoof
    The Painting Stoof 6 months ago +1

    thank you for the helpful tips! i can always use some improvement with watercolor painting!

  • Sara Makes Art
    Sara Makes Art 6 months ago +4

    I've recently started to paint in watercolor again(I'd done it as a child, but not as an adult) and I've been struggling with blooms and hard edges where I don't want them. It looks like the key to avoiding them is working in layers and wetting my paper down before each layer, or working quickly enough so the paint doesn't dry on me before I have time to finish what I'm doing.

    • Sabrina Hawk
      Sabrina Hawk 3 months ago

      Cellulose paper also can also contribute to these issues because the water n pigment sits on the surface and causes pooling 100% cotton this happens a lot less. Try experimenting with your paper a lot times that’s the issue - the quality of paper is often more important than the quality of paint

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      Hi Sara, you got this! 😃

  • ilona watson
    ilona watson 6 months ago +1

    Great, informative video.

  • Nicoline Mann
    Nicoline Mann 6 months ago

    What's the difference between your Teachable platform and your Patreon? Love your ocean work!

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +2

      Thank you Nicoline🌸Teachable you have real online classes, full teaching with voiceovers, Patreon - real time videos (no voiceovers), pencil sketches, tips, giveaways etc

  • Doppelgänger
    Doppelgänger 6 months ago

    Vundebar! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you 🙏🏻 ! Am heading into a commissioned painting tomorrow after a bit of a hiatus; this was a nice refresher. Like different papers for different paintings. Can’t beat hot press for control & details; can’t beat rough press for landscapes & cold press offers both. 💐

  • aviaja petersen
    aviaja petersen 6 months ago +1

    I have followed you for a very long time and love your youtube art channel. It is the first time I hear your voice, You have a very kind voice, Thank you for sharing your expertise with us and thank you for choosing gentle soothing music for your videos, love it. Looking forward to your next art video.

  • Maria Downey
    Maria Downey 6 months ago +2

    Excellent tutorial!! You explained all the basics clearly & made it easy to understand

  • Crystal Momma
    Crystal Momma 6 months ago

    I am in awe and inspired by your talent!! Do you work off of photos or have the subject in front of you?

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      Hi Crystal, I use pictures in front of me🌸☺️Thank you so much🌸🌊🤗

  • rosena hussey
    rosena hussey 6 months ago

    When you added yellow paint next to blue in the sky , why didn't you get green ?

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      It depends how you mix it Rosena, when you mix them in a well directly, you can achieve green.. when I just add paint on a paper lightly they don't mix but it also depends on what watercolors you use, with student grade it doesn't work. It works well with Holbein, Winsor and Newton (I used to paint with them) professional watercolor.

  • Khatija Maqsood
    Khatija Maqsood 6 months ago

    Hello maria! The video was very informative and helpful
    I just love your work and the way u explain things
    I am a beginner in painting and i want to learn everythingf from you so its a hearty request plz make tutorials for beginners and teach me how to become a painter like you one day.
    Lots of 😍 love 😘😘

  • Terri Lynn
    Terri Lynn 6 months ago +1

    👋 Maria, great lesson, explains more makes easier. Have missed your videos truly enjoy and get so much out of them. Thank you for sharing your videos great inspiration 👍👏👏😀🌼🌷⚘🌵🌼

    • Terri Lynn
      Terri Lynn 6 months ago

      @Maria Raczynska you're welcome 🌼⚘🌷😀

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +1

      Thank you so much Terri🦋🌹🦋😉🦋

  • Oujdene Latreche
    Oujdene Latreche 6 months ago

    Tysm cause l learn from this video many new things that u sharing with us ❤

  • Sayaka*Ichigo*Kamishiro*Arclight*[SIKA]

    AHH THIS WAS SO COOL THANK YOU VERY MUCH. You talked about subjects I was wondering about that so many others didn't go into

  • Barbara Artisforusall
    Barbara Artisforusall 6 months ago +1

    Goodness you are so talented!! And it is so wonderful that you share your gifts freely!!!

  • Sneha Mestri
    Sneha Mestri 6 months ago +1

    Thank you Maria.. Helpful video.

  • qudsia tarannum
    qudsia tarannum 6 months ago +1

    Thank u so much for such valuable information .it is quite helpful. U r my inspiration

  • jose jesus romero acencio

    Very interesting, but my HD only accept 19 Congratulations, Maria

    CONSTELLATIONS 6 months ago

    great summary of some basic watercolor techniques..........when I first started with this medium, and still at times, it can leave so many artifacts, like blooms, etc. and become very frustrating............having a basic knowledge of why these things happen and what to do and not to do helps so much..............I need to practice so much more to hopefully improve my painting...........watching the videos and classes is great, and then you have to do it yourself, to get the feel of things I think.............love your videos!

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +1

      Thank you so much and I'm so happy to hear this🤗🌸🌹Yes all in practice!

  • Belinda Hall
    Belinda Hall 6 months ago +1

    Thank you! Great video 👍

  • Evelin Arts
    Evelin Arts 6 months ago +1

    Thank You Maria again! 💛

  • Celeste B
    Celeste B 6 months ago +3

    Hi Maria, Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, experience & gift with us. I love your channel for decompressing. I always learn something new. Kisses to the the little cutie. 🐞

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      Hi Celeste🤗🌸Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I appreciate that a lot👧🏻💐

  • Claudia Carra
    Claudia Carra 6 months ago

    thank you very much Maria!

  • saroj kumari drawing classes

    Nice painting 👍👍👍

  • destresswithyoga
    destresswithyoga 6 months ago

    I would love to purchase one of your classes. I’ve mainly used the PHMartin’s liquid, but I originally bought a bunch of Holbein Pans because I love watching you paint. I would like to try my Holbein pans again. I love how you can lift the paints, where Dr. Ph. Martin’s doesn’t lift well. Anyway, what class on teachable would you recommend for a somewhat beginner? I did already the beginner series.

    • destresswithyoga
      destresswithyoga 6 months ago +1

      Thank you so much. I’ll try one of those. I’m really looking forward to it.

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +2

      Hi, thank you so much ☺️🌸yes, it depends on paints but also paper, some are good for lifting up while some it's almost impossible. The combo I use Holbein and arches papers works pretty well. You may enjoy ocean waves class? or the Aerial view of the ocean class 🌸🤗A lot of my students love the butterflies and rose classes too.

  • Ercan Kumru
    Ercan Kumru 6 months ago +1

    Hi Maria, Youre great. You made it very well. Again, I've learned a lot from you . Thank you very much. I wish you and your baby happy and beatiful days.

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago +1

      Thank you so much Ercan, I appreciate that ☺️🌹Have a nice Sunday!

  • Mariem Hussien
    Mariem Hussien 6 months ago +1

    Thank u for this amazing vid

  • Mariem Hussien
    Mariem Hussien 6 months ago +1

    You are my fav artist 😍😍😍😍❤❤

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  • Danielle Guy
    Danielle Guy 6 months ago +1

    Thank you so much!

  • Sonu J
    Sonu J 6 months ago +1

    Hi sis, thanks for the video😊 i have a lot of stuggle in keeping the areas white cause i feel that they are uneven🙁 and the washi tape though 😂😂😂 its soooo loud, and i struggle to lift up paint😐 is it the paper or paint or the brush???? Have a great day sis and how is Aleksandra??😊

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      Hi Sonu, thank you so much 🌸☺️with lifting up it does depend on a paper, some papers are super easy to lift up while others easy to damage or not able to lift up, it's also a matter of when you do it.. you can do lifting up while the paper is still wet on completely dry🌸

  • Anne Adamczewski
    Anne Adamczewski 6 months ago +1

    Thank you Maria, great demonstration & tips❣️

  • Lorraine Swack
    Lorraine Swack 6 months ago

    Love your work.. I wish there was a little more time to read the facts that were

    • Maria Raczynska
      Maria Raczynska  6 months ago

      Hi Lorraine, you can pause anytime thru the video, so if you need to have more to read each section, you just hit "pause", thank you.

    • Lorraine Swack
      Lorraine Swack 6 months ago

      Sorry... the information that you provided...

  • Rosine CLEMENT
    Rosine CLEMENT 6 months ago +1

    Merci pour ce tuto très instructif!! bonne journée

  • Geoff Mitchell
    Geoff Mitchell 6 months ago +1

    Thank you Maria x

  • Meray 78
    Meray 78 6 months ago

    Cat painting on 4:20 is very well done, glorious 😎👌