Welcome to Watercolorshop, my watercolor website dedicated to everything about watercolors. I’m Justin, and when I am not painting I work as a photographer, videographer and writer. You can find more of my work here.
I have been an artist all my life. Not only do I love to paint, but I love to draw, digitally paint and sketch. There is nothing art wise I will give a go. However the one medium that has my heart the most is watercolor painting.
For me watercolor painting is an underrated painting medium, we all know oil painting is very popular with the masters. But I feel watercolors deserves its place alongside oils. The techniques and permanence, requires thought and planning.
I’ve been using watercolors as my medium of choice for over 10 years. My first watercolor set was a little Sennelier 12 pan palette that I would take with me on my travels. Painting little postcard sized canvases, and even actual postcards to send to family and friends.
In 2019 I was asked by Sky Arts Landscape of Year 2019 competition to be a reserve artist in the event an artist couldn’t make it.
Unfortunately I was not able to make it into the competition, but I joined the wildcard painters section, which I enjoyed immensely. I even managed to get onto the episode a few times.
I plan to enter again next year and if I can, make it a step further and get onto the show!
What I hope to achieve with this website is to build the biggest and best resource for watercolor painting on the internet. I may be a little behind some bigger websites, but while I catch up, what this website lacks in quantity, will be more than made up for with quality: the best guides, techniques explained, tools reviewed, I will cover it all!
As well as that, I want to document my journey as an artist. We are continually learning, and there is always more to learn. What I do learn and what mistakes I make along the way I will share with you, so that you can learn from my steps.
So whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, there will be plenty here to dip your brush into!
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