Lauraine Velez

Lauraine is a freelance writer with a strong background in the arts. Lauraine is currently finishing her novel and has been exploring different art mediums for over two decades. Her favorite art activities include drawing, painting (especially watercolor painting), designing haute couture clothes, photography, and designing and creating gifts for family and friends. In addition to Lauraine's expertise in art, she has experience in commerce content, grant writing, and health and wellness. Before becoming a freelancer, Lauraine held various positions in large and grassroots organizations locally and abroad.

The 5 Best Watercolor Pencil Sets in 2022

For artists looking to learn watercolor techniques or for plein air art, or outdoor painting, watercolor pencils are an excellent choice due to their transportability, general ease of use, and contained hues. Beginners learning different blending, wash, or fine detail techniques will also find watercolor pencils to be an excellent introduction to this medium. Unlike …

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Gouache Paint vs. Watercolor Paint vs. Acrylic Paint – What’s the Difference?

Although many artists’ are familiar with different mediums, few know the differences between watercolor and gouache (pronounced “gwash”) and acrylic paints. Generally made of the same ingredients, including gum Arabic, pigment, and the same binder, the primary difference is that gouache has a matte finish, whereas watercolor is transparent. On the other hand, acrylic paint …

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