Watercolor is a media used by talented people of all cultures for centuries. After crayons, it is one of the first art supplies a child uses to color. Yet, it still holds an aura of mystery on its usage. People have so many questions on how they are supposed to use this media. This journal is the first in a series of entries that will give resources, advice, and reference to help people learn and discuss watercolor.
If you know some links that would be valuable, send me a note or post a reply to this journal, I would love to include it! ---BOOKS---
A lot of my knowledge has come from books. I have posted links to them, if you are able to get a hold of these, I highly recommend them. Watercolorists Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie
If you can only have one watercolor book, this is the book to get. Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green by Michael Wlicox
This book got me confident that I could make watercolors look the way I wanted to. Great book for practical color theory with any art material. Step by Step Watercolor Painting by The Alexander Brothers
This books shows with full color photos how to make 14 projects from start to finish. A great deal of techniques are introduced while making a piece, increasing your interest.---WEBSITES--- Winsor & Newton
Comprehensive website reference in materials and usage, in 7 languages! Highly recommended. Sennelier
French-made art materials, in 3 languages.H. Schmincke
German art company, very high quality, in 3 languages. Holbein Paints
Another highly respected watercolor manufacturer. M. Graham and Co.
Small, but high-quality manufacturer. Da Vinci Paints
American company of quality paints... that uses an Italian's name? Christian Wharton - Water in Watercolor
A brief, but highly informative and insightful site on watercolor usage. If I made a tutorial, it would be like this site. Highly recommended. WetCanvas
A large community of online artists like dA. There is a massive amount of great resources here, especially in the Watercolor Channel Watercolor Tutorials
Full of tips and tricks on watercolor technique, also visit the main page, more links to watercolor resources than you can shake a stick at Watercolorpainting.com BigCityArt Tutorial
Highly detailed tutorial describing how to choose materials and paint with them.