How to Watercolor?
Watercolor Application - E-Painting Pattern
Watercolor Rhododendrons by Artist Neadeen Masters
From the artist..."If you are just starting out with painting watercolors, you have probably discovered that they can have a mind of their own. With a little practise and patience, watercolor media can be loads of fun to play with. This flower painting pattern was designed for the new watercolor artist who simply wants to know how to watercolor? It will help you use the basic watercolor painting teachiques to create this bouquet of flowers. You will soon discover how you can use many of these same techniques to paint other beautiful flowers. I hope you enjoy the painting lesson"
Artist Neadeen Masters shows how to watercolor and shows how easy it is to use an acrylic media as a traditional watercolor media. Learn to apply simple painting techniques to create lovely effects that you can use on many other watercolor paintings. This 22 page written painting lesson contains step by step written painting instruction and 28 step by step color photographs to help you paint along with the artist.
How to Watercolor &Watercolor Painting Tips
Below you can watch a few short watercolor videos where Neadeen shares basic watercolor painting techniques with you. You can return to view these videos prior to painting the Rhododendron flowers in this painting pattern. Many new painters often worry that learning how to watercolor is a difficult process. Not so...it just takes a little time to get the hang of the fluid movement of the watercolor paint...watch the short videos and you'll see for yourself that painting with watercolors is fun and creative. Learn how to watercolor in just a few hours...
Watercolor Painting Techniques of the Lesson:
• ‘Tufting’ – this is a techniques used to create a textured surface, like a quilted effect on a surface.
• ‘Under-wash’ – this is a wash that is applied to create a ‘glow’ that will show through and affect the colours that are layered on top. It is under everything else.
• Charging color – Watercolor paint is deposited to an area and forced to charge into another wet area.
• Preserve the white space – this means that you will avoid certain areas, leaving them without paint.
• Wet in wet – This technique is used for creating special effects. When the artists wishes to avoid hard edges, the paint is deposited onto a surface which is also wet, usually it has been pre moistened with water or another color. The paint will disperse in an unpredictable pattern.
• Wet in dry – This technique is used for a more controlled effect. The paint is applied to a specific area; the artist directs the placement of paint with the tip of the brush.
• Wash – A wash is a uniform application of transparent paint over a specific area. There are several types of washes, some show value or color change where the color can change from light to dark showing gradation or show a variegation of color if two or more colors are used.
• Casual wash – This is a wash applied in a casual or slip slap manner.
• Flat wash – This is an evenly distributed wash applied to a controlled area, showing little or no value change.
• Soft edge – Color is deposited to an area, a damp brush is used to remove the hard edge and create a damp area where the paint can gradually fade away.
Palette: Traditions Artist’s Acrylic - Using acrylic as a watercolor paint media.
Burnt Umber - PBr 7
Dioxazine Purple – PV 23
Hansa Yellow – PY 74
Indian Yellow - PY 139
Naphthol Red – PR 170
Naphthol Red Light – PR 9
Prussian Blue Hue
Quinacridone Violet – PR 122
Red Violet – PV 19
Medium - Traditions watercolor medium
Posted by Lucy on 7th Jul 2013
I found it very informative having just discovered the new paints. I like the look of the new Product and what you can do with them. The fact that Neadeen put the Nbr. of the pigments used makes a lot of sense. Thank you I will certainly buy some more kits.
Posted by helen tulip on 22nd Jan 2013
Such lovely colours,easy to follow instructions too, and using the Traditions Acrylics as watercolours was a whole new experience for me...Thanks Neadeen..
Posted by Janice on 10th Jan 2013
Your instructions and step photographs are excellent! This is a beautiful lesson and I am so greateful to have this. Thank you! I love the painting technique with watercolors
Posted by Patsy on 10th Jan 2013
Rhododendrons are beautiful and the way this one was painted is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!
Posted by Janice on 9th Jan 2013
This pattern was beautifully written and easy to understand as with all the products I have ordered worth every bit of time put to it. Another great job well done :)
Posted by Mary on 9th Jan 2013
I had originally purchased this packet over a month ago, but it did not contain the line drawing, or it did not download. When I saw this packet being offered as a freebie I was able to download the line drawing. Neadeen makes everything so easy to understand. I wish there were some online courses in watercolor!
Posted by Cindy Elener on 9th Jan 2013
Very nicely written. I like the way it says the artist does this or that, it makes me feel that I could do it. I have not tried watercolours yet but am inspired by the wonderful instructiobs and pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Eileen on 9th Jan 2013
I was amazed to see 24 pages of detailed instructions! I've never painted before in water color and feel I can understand excatly how to paint this beautiful flower.
Posted by Flora on 9th Jan 2013
Thank you so much for this pattern. I am looking forward to doing this piece. It has a lot of information on it which I love. Also love the colours of the flower. So awe inspiring!
Posted by Gail on 8th Jan 2013
This watercolor packet is well illustrated and it gives good explanations. I am looking forward to trying the watercolor technique on this lovely design!
Posted by Caroline on 8th Jan 2013
This is my first watercolor pattern packet and I wasn't sure what I could expect in painting this style. Upon opening the .pdf file I was very pleased to find 24 pages of instructions, with 26 ( thank you for this - so very, very helpful ) high quality photos of progressive steps in completing the design. This makes me feel like I can actually achieve something similar to the finished picture in the packet when I am done. =)
Posted by Linda on 8th Jan 2013
This was my first pattern and I am impressed wtih the details included. Easy to follow as well.
Posted by Susan R - USA on 4th Jan 2013
Neadeen does an outstanding job with her pattern packets. The instructions are well written. her explainations tell you why you are doing something. It's a learning lesson with everything she teaches. I bought this pattern a while back and really enjoyed it.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2012
I like the classe
Posted by darliene carter on 17th Jul 2012
just received this packet... have not done the watercolor. so this will be a new one for me. anxious to get started.... so much painting... so little time!!