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Watercolor Painting Tips For You To Try

Jul 31, 2008
Watercolors are a great way to add a different dimension to the paintings. The shades and shadows can be depicted effectively with this particular type of paint. Transparency is probably the most important feature of these colors. They are capable of making the paper look shiny with a luminous effect and the washed looks are quite easy with watercolors.

There are many artists who are simply fond of watercolors. This is a good choice for the beginners as well. Once you learn some effective tips about using watercolors you can master the art. Here are some of the best tricks that can be extremely helpful for those who are looking forward to master the art of painting with watercolors.

The first principle of watercolor usage is that you should start giving the shades from lighter to the darker. This gives the painting an illusive appeal, which is capable of instigating the imagination within the observer. The paper you use to make the watercolor paintings hold a lot of importance. With the difference in quality of paper, the complete look of the painting can change.

Generally there are two specific types of papers available in the market for the watercolor paintings. One of them is the hot pressed ones. The other type is the cold pressed paper. It also depends on the fiber quality of the paper. There are light and heavy fiber available. The light papers have a tendency to form wrinkles if you fold them much.

Next you need to choose the paints very carefully. They should be the best ones available in the market. This again depends on the skills of the artist. You can use the best artist watercolors if you are seasoned enough to handle them in aright manner.

There are varieties of colors available and it is quite easy to mix and match with the watercolors as they dissolve in the water instantly. Never try to use the dry cakes for coloring, as they are meant for mixing with water. This is the reason why you should be choosy about the quality of the colors.

Some of the cheaper ones take too much time to get dissolved in the water and they often clot on the paper. The watercolor paints, which are in a semi-liquid, form and generally packed in tubes or bottles, are all right if you use them without water.
But in that case you will get a dark shade and if you wish to get lighter shades then mix water to it. Try to buy the watercolors from an authentic brand instead of the local ones. Always use good brushes and a spacious palette while painting with watercolors as this will affect a lot on the look of the painting.
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April Kerr owns website Easy Paint by Numbers which has details of where to buy horse paint by numbers and vintage painting by numbers .
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