Most important tips for Watercolour Painting
A. With watercolour paint, a colour will always look more intense when it is wet. A colour will always be lighter and paler when dry. It’s something you get a feel for through practice and experience. If your paintings look insipid, make the colours more intense by using more paint and less water, or painting another layer of a colour over the first. Watercolour paint dries very fast, so test a colour on a scrap of paper or on the edge of your painting before using it. That way you’ll know whether it’s the hue and tone you’re after. Even once watercolour paint has dried, it remains water soluble. You can re wet the dried paint with water on a brush and it will turn back into paint. This means you can lift the paint off the paper to fix a mistake, lighten a colour by removing some of it, or even mix it with new paint. Though you do need to be careful you don’t scrub at the paper too much and damage the surface.
Watercolour paint is transparent. You can see through the layers of colour you’ve painted, making it near impossible to hide mistakes. Don’t fight against this, but embrace it and work with it. Because the white in watercolour comes from the white of the paper, not the paint itself, the usual advice is to paint from light to dark. But don’t be afraid to experiment with putting down dark colours early on in a watercolour painting, as it may turn out to be an approach that works for you. Rather have just one, good brush than a handful of cheap ones that splay out and drop hairs. It’ll save you a lot of frustration. A good brush retains its shape so you can get a very fine brush mark from the point; it holds a good quantity of paint so you need to reload it less often. Feel free to contact us and have more interesting ideas from us and change your dreams into reality by changing your watercolour painting to oil painting by us.
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