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Watercolor Painting and Techniques

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Megan Fikse

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Watercolor Painting and Techniques

Watercolor Painting and Techniques
Gather Materials
Water color paper
Specific Brushes
Round
Flat
Bright
Filbert
Fan
Angle
Mop
Rigger
Water color pigments
White plastic palette
Water
Container
Paper towel
Painters tape
Pencil and Eraser
Blow dryer
Prepare: Ideas, Paper and Colors
Ideas:
know what you want to paint
draw and plan out what you want to paint
tape/ masking fluid
Paper:
Staple, tape or attach with clips
Colors:
know which colors are which and how they turn out
all water colors dry light so know how much pigment you will need
spray or wet the colors
test colors first
How to hold the brush
paint from light to dark
no "white" in watercolor
beware of blooms
dabbing
layers

Watercolor
Helpful Hints and Tips to Know before you get started:
Painting Techniques
1. Background
Wash
flat or graded
3. Details
dropping in color
dry brush
wet on wet
picking up color
The Pieces
Separate you painting into pieces and tasks
This way it will be easier to accomplish and not be stressed about it because watercolor is a non forgiving way of painting
There is no room for second chances when water coloring that is why it is key to spend a lot of time planning
Start with the larger sections
Move towards the smaller sections
Lastly, details
Pen or Pencil if needed
Wrap Up
Dry
air dry
blow dry
Fill in details
micron pen
sharpie
small brush
Cut/ Frame paper
1. Gather Materials
2. Prepare: Ideas, Colors, Paper
3. Think
4. Do Piece by Piece
5. Finishing Touches
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