PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS

     PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS

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    One of my favorite types of art media are watercolors. Using watercolors is a great way to introduce a child to painting — they are fun and easy to clean up. It’s also a good media to try if you want to paint but you have a limited amount of space or time. Easy to set up, interrupt, pick up again, and even travel with, these paints provide a great deal of flexibility.

    Watercolors differ from other paints in that they are transparent. When light meets the paint, it actually travels through the paint to the white paper beneath, then bounces back from the paper. Some have compared this to the same effect you would get with stained glass. Opaque paints, such as acrylics or oils, block the paper from the light, and the light bounces directly off the paint to your eye. For this reason, you can achieve some wonderful effects with watercolor that you can’t with other types of paint.

    There is a large variety of supplies to choose from, so look for ones that will best fit your needs and budget. If you are purchasing supplies for yourself or an older child (age 9 or up), buy the best you can afford. Although you may save money by buying the cheapest, your results won’t be as good. For example, you’ll find that cheap paper tears easily; too much rubbing or too much water can cause cheap paper to fall apart. The same holds true in regards to the brushes and paints you use.

    Remember how frustrating it is to try to fry an egg in a saucepan or tighten a screw with the wrong size screwdriver? Maybe not, but I have to admit, I’ve tried both. Anyway, it can be equally frustrating to try to paint a picture with the wrong kind of brush or the wrong color of paint. Use good tools to do a good job.

    Below is a list of what you will need to begin painting with watercolors: 

    BASIC BRUSHES 

    PAPER 

    PAINTS 

    PALETTE

    Other Watercolor Supplies 


    Obviously, you will require the most fundamental of watercolor supplies: water! Assign an old glass or container to be your water holder. Discover one with a strong base that won't tip over effectively (an espresso cup, a canning container, a cool whip holder); on the off chance that it spills on your artwork, it will be hard to recuperate your work. 

    Discretionary SUPPLIES include: 

    An illustration pencil and eraser 

    An old toothbrush for splashing the paint 

    A splash jug to re-wet the paper or make different examples 

    A container of concealing liquid (otherwise called fluid frisket) for covering territories you need to stay white. Whenever connected, it dries decently fast, getting to be sticky like (much like elastic bond stick). You can paint over it, at that point rub it off to uncover the white zones. This proves to be useful when you have a lighter front subject and an expansive foundation territory to paint — you can shut out the subject and make a smooth foundation wash by going directly over it. 

    Your practically prepared to start! The exact opposite thing you'll require is a paper towel or an old dish material to clean your brush on and evacuate overabundance water.