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