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WaterColor Step by Step Guide

10 SimpleWater Color Techniques for Beginner Artist • By Artist: Ruby Kaur Singh @ ArtRubyS.com Watercolor can be intimidating for beginners, and even some experienced artists find it challenging. • But I feel Art is a Meditation or Prayer because once I get into the zone, I am out of this world. • In fact, throughout my years teaching the medium, I’ve met many talented acrylic and oil painters who have a hard time switching over to watercolor because it just works so differently. • Watercolor really works, get comfortable with your paints, and hopefully, come up with ideas for new creations. • Watercolor painters have historically used paper, but the texture of the paper differs significantly. • The white of the painting surface will always shine through, adding to the painting's luminosity. www.ArtRubyS.com Ruby Kaur Singh

With these simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how • Watercolor Artists use other painting techniques such as washes, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry, lifting out and masking out for highlights, to create textural results. • Watercolor painting is a process in which pigments are combined with water to create a painting. • Since watercolor is thin washes and transparent color, it is renowned for its inherent attractiveness and subtlety more than any other form of painting.


Getting to Know Watercolor Painting • With these simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works, get comfortable with your paints, and hopefully come up with ideas for new creations. • Watercolor painters have historically used paper, but the texture of the paper differs significantly. The white of the painting surface will always shine through, adding to the painting's luminosity.


Artist: RubyKaur Singh Getting to KnowWatercolor Painting • Watercolor can be intimidating for beginners, and even some experienced artists find it challenging. • In fact, throughout my years teaching the medium, I’ve met many talented acrylic and oil painters who have a hard time switching over to watercolor because it just works so differently. • Watercolor Artists use other painting techniques such as washes, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry, lifting out and masking out for highlights, to create textural results.


Painting with Watercolors: What You'll Need • Watercolor can be Beginners also have no idea how to use watercolor paints or what to expect from this unique art medium. • Watercolor paint is an endless source of enjoyment when understood. It does, however, have a rather playful personality. • It's not always easy to keep pigment and water under control. Because of the clarity required, watercolors can be difficult to learn and manage. • You may make a mistake with your brush. • On the other hand, these unanticipated events should be regarded as an opportunity rather than a failure because they enhance your enjoyment of the painting process.



Choosing Watercolor Brushes • Start with a flat wash brush and round brushes in sizes 10 and 4. • Due to the high cost of sable brushes, you will want to look for synthetic and synthetic/sable blends that imitate pure sable when buying your first collection. • When painting, the painting brush should point accurately and maintain its form, carry a generous amount of paint, and be supple and springy, regardless of the material used to produce it.

Wet on Wet Effect 1. Start by wetting your brush with plain water and “painting” two rectangles. 2. The rectangles will be hard to see because there's no pigment, but if you tilt your head a bit, you will be able to see where you have applied the water. 3. Pick up moistened paint from your palette and add color to your wet rectangle. 4. In this image, I’m simply sliding my brush from side to side.


Wet on Wet Effect • There are a couple of basic ways to paint with watercolor. • The wet-on-wet method is typically used for painting landscapes, simple skies, or soft watercolor washes because the effect gives us a nice flowy look that can be applied