Help and FAQ - what should I do if I have questions?
If you ever get stuck, need help, or need a suggestion, I am always here on a side, just drop me a comment! And I will respond within 24hours. I am located in CA, USA (Time zone in California (GMT-7)
Some of the most common questions:
- How long do I have access to this class?
You have 1 year from the date of purchase unless you are subscribed to the "All you can paint" plan, then you have access as long as you are subscribed.
- I can only invest in one professional art supply, which one should it be?
Watercolor paper is the foundation of your watercolor painting, always consider investing in the best watercolor paper.
I choose 100% cotton watercolor paper but not all cotton papers are the same.
Different companies use different sizing.
I choose Hahnemuhle "The Collection" (black/orange cover) as my main watercolor paper because I can paint in layers - yet I can still lift colors. Also, Hahnemuhle uses plant-based sizing, so the paper doesn’t have a smell to it, it’s not an animal product, and I have not had any issues with the paper being spoiled.
I did experience an issue with watercolor papers that use the animal product - gelatin, these papers do get spoiled after some time.
Cellulose papers react differently compared to 100% cotton.
Basically, if you want to paint in layers, and you want to be able to create smooth layers, then you want to choose a 100% cotton watercolor paper like Hahnemuhle The Collection, Cezanne, Leonardo, or Arches.
- I am a beginner, is this class too advanced for me?
When I first started painting with watercolors, I chose any subject I was interested in painting. I did not limit myself, that’s because I knew that 'I can paint it’ - it may not look as good at that 'learning stage' but at least I did it, and from then on my confidence kept growing as an artist. You can see some of my first artwork on youtube: www.youtube.com/mariamorjane
Every hour you put into painting something - becomes an experience. Experience you need to become a good painter. Please, don’t ever limit yourself to the subjects.
I break my classes down into stages, so they are suitable for beginners too.
If you need to start from the very beginning, I recommend a course in my school called "New to watercolors".