Tuesday, May 5

painting with watercolor

It's a little tricky, painting with watercolor. For one thing, if you make a mistake, like for example you were planning to make a wash and forgot that you're supposed to wet the paper first, and come up with a blotchy finish or it simply won't look as planned. And if you don't like the color you applied,there's nothing much you can do about it, especially if you're using aquarelle.

Some artists say that painting with watercolor is not as easy as it looks. I agree, but it's a good practice if you start with this medium. It dries quickly, the colors mix easily, and if you're careful with the mixture, you could create beautiful tints, tones and shades. Take note though that you could easily come up with muddy mix. Except when you wanted a color for shadows, avoid mixing a color with its complementary.

Someday, I'm going to post watercolor paintings here...who knows, maybe I could have my own etsy...
For now, I'm enjoying drawing or sketching.

Have a pleasant day ahead everyone.

8 comments:

Char said...

I would love to see your watercolor. I know when I tried it years ago that it was very hard.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I appreciate your advice on watercolor painting, I want to try it someday.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I would be very interested to see them. I did not get my mother's skills at drawings. But my girls are, which is a consolation.

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