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How to Paint with Watercolor

A good way to learn how to paint with watercolor paints is to start with watercolor pencils. Once you’ve mastered in painting with watercolor pencil move on to the paints. Each every brush having different stroke, if you believed it as same stroke erase it immediately. Believe it or not you’ll be a Pablo Picasso so keep on doing mistakes that can make your work a beautiful masterpiece.

if you’re new to using the brushes, do the experiment with all pencils then only you could realize the depths of color by shading areas, hard pressing areas, lighter and more. Start by painting small designs, like an insect, a single flower, or even something that you can put in front of you. To study the depths of color, try a shoe or a piece of fruit.Eight_Roses-a.138144609

once you’ve colored in your picture, clean your paintbrush by dipping into the clean water, and stroke or dab your brush on the paper, right over the colored areas. Use less water on your brush for more vibrant colors. For pale colors, use more water. You didn’t have to go and buy a different watercolor paintings, instead of that you can take a clean saucer or several clean cups.Brush_Wcol_002c

Scrape the tip of a watercolor pencil into the cup till you have some crumbs in the bottom. Do the same with different colors such as red, yellow and blue in different cups. Once the powder is in the cups, add a few drops of water and stir it with a toothpick until it completely dissolved. Now your watercolor paint is ready to use.

Tape a piece of watercolor paper down on all four sides and use a big wide brush to cover the paper with clean water. Let it dry till the shine disappears but it’s still damp. Begin to paint in random areas. Let them to mingle on the paper. See what colors you get when the primary colors mingle.

Yellow and blue make blue instead of green and red and blue make gray instead of purple, this is due to the yellow’s orangy or the red’s orangy and you actually have all three primary colors in a mixture. For the best bright secondary colors, choose a greenish blue and Lemon Yellow for green, a purplish blue and a purplish red for bright purples. Almost all the combination of yellow and red makes good orange, once you’ve use too greenish yellow or too purplish red you will get the brownish color.watercolor_color_mixing_chart_by_celticwindproduction-d7qa2af

Read online watercolor painting and watch paint-along videos and try out those projects in these lessons, there are lots of good free ones on Youtube and elsewhere. Take out books from the library regarding watercolor painting and try the techniques in them. A related subject that’s very useful for watercolorists to study is Sumi-E or Japanese ink painting – the classical Japanese techniques translate well to watercolor and will give you a wide variety of beautiful effects.

Watercolor is a powerful element for multi media painting, so learn it in a right way and enhance your watercolor painting knowledge by having fun with other watercolor artists.

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