How to Paint Watercolors?
Want to try your hand at watercolor painting?
Using acrylic paints as a watercolor media
E- Painting Pattern - Bouquet of Beauty
This E- painting pattern is a watercolor application.
The beautiful fragrant rose is the queen of flowers. It comes in so many varieties and can be found in every color imaginable. It has one of the longest blooming seasons of any flower. Its beauty continues from bud to full blossom and it is not hard to see why the rose in all its splendor continues to be a favorite in our gardens and on our canvases.
This painting design will be an exercise in wet in wet and wet in dry watercolor painting. This e-packet comes complete with photographs, line drawing and step by step written instructions for the artist to paint along with.
*This painting pattern is ready for your immediate download.
Watercolor Tips - Watercolor papers
Watercolor paper is available in pads, blocks and also in large single sheets. There are lots of brands, sizes, weights, and textures to choose from. You can try various brands and you will discover those you like. For best results you will want to use a high quality paper. For this particular painting a medium to light texture is desirable. The surface texture will affect the style of your painting. We also do not do a lot of rough scrubbing, lifting or scratching so 140# weight is ideal. A cold press paper will absorb more water and is lightly textured. Hot pressed paper is very smooth and does not absorb as much water as the cold pressed papers. Generally the style you intend to paint will be a determining factor in which type of paper you choose. For example if you are painting very realistic botanical portraits you will get the best results on a hot pressed paper because of the smooth finish and you generally have more control because as mentioned the paper is not as absorbent as the cold press papers. That said,I generally paint on 140# or 300# cold press papers. I do not want to endorse one brand over another but I will advise you not to settle for the very cheapest paper you can find. All good quality papers are acid free. You can also paint with watercolors on velum and illustration board. The very best watercolor papers are 100% cotton fiber. Again, you will get better end results with higher quality paper.
|Media: DecoArt Traditions Acrylics used as a watercolor media.
Mediums: Traditions Extender - DAM11
Design size: 10"x12"
Posted by Julieann G on 3rd Feb 2016
Beautiful design, well written, thoroughly explained and easy to follow! I recommend this and anything else by this artist!
Posted by Martine Verret on 24th Jan 2014
The pattern is splendid - very well explained!
Posted by In Japan on 29th Dec 2010
My first watercolor painting. I enjoy this very much.Thank You from me.