Watercolor Painting Techniques – For the Beginners


Watercolor painting is of great fun. Kids just love to paint applying watercolor because it provides them with the best amusement. If you are the one who is not aware of watercolor painting, you should learn the right procedure. It is not a tough task but will need lot of patience to make the art properly. Beginners might think it to be creepy and daunting, but once you learn the procedure everything will become easy.

Before we start, you should know that three basic things are required for this form of painting. They are painting brush, color and water.

  • The most important thing that you should know which shape and size of the brush is required. Choosing the right brush kind of matters a lot. For bigger and full painting, thick blending brush will be the perfect choice. Shape of the brush can be round, flat or filbert. Holding the brush in the correct manner will end up in good painting.
  • Handling the brush in the right way is necessary. If you are not able to handle the brush properly, you can not expect good painting. Do not hold the brush tightly. Clutch the brush as you handle a pen or a pencil. You can either control it easily or can pinch the brush on the paper.
  • If you want to learn the technique properly, practicing various types of effects will help you a lot to master the art. Beginners should start with flat wash, graded wash, and glazed wash. After you become master of these techniques, apply the advanced ones like splattering and spray textures or alcohol textures. Before mastering the art, do not try to apply those advanced methods.
  • You should be well aware of the amount of water to be mixed with the color to get the exact effect you want. Wet painting involves high use of water and on the other hand dry painting needs less use of water.

To increase the durability of colors, you can make use of additives like glycerin or honey. To improve the texture of colors, solvents can also be added. If you are looking for latest water-color paints accessible in the market, opt for the fugitive and non-fugitive paint colors.

Some safety tips for the beginners : – Before you start with painting, arrange each and everything properly. Place the water bowl a bit away from the painting paper. Most importantly, before applying a new color, make sure that you have wash the brush properly.



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