Over the years I’ve written quite a few posts about using watercolour paints. I love to share what I’ve learnt over the years of using this medium as it isn’t always obvious how to use it and I’ve made more than my fair share of ‘mistakes’ learning about it!
Watercolour can be tricky but I can tell you that it’s worth persevering with as it is extremely satisfying and gives the most beautiful effects.
Here are the posts I’ve put together, all in one place for your convenience.
- Starting out with watercolour – What you need to get started with watercolour paints, and some jargon busted!
- Watercolour papers – With a variety of papers to choose from, here are some of the types you can buy and their advantages and disadvantages.
- How to choose and mix colours for your watercolour painting – Learn a bit about where to start when choosing colours to use
- Watercolour brush marks and mark-making – Learn how you can get your brush(es) to work for you.
- Watercolour wet-on-dry exercises – See how your paint behaves when painting on dry paper.
- Watercolour wet-on-wet exercises – Find out how your paint behaves when painting on wet paper.
- Watercolour masking techniques – Using watercolour means learning to ‘preserve the white of the paper’ for teh palest parts of your painting. Here’s how.
- Planning a watercolour painting – It’s important to think about what techniques and colours you will use in your painting, and in what order.
I hope you enjoy getting stuck in and painitng, if you’re interested in a real life lesson or would like me to run a workshop, get in touch and let me know.