Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Splatter Away! 

Have you tried the splatter technique?

Wet your brush, swash it around in some watercolor paint, then tap the wooden part of the brush against the wooden part of another brush held firmly in your other hand and let the paint splatter onto your paper.

You can tap one brush against another brush, a ruler, a pencil or something firmly held in your other hand. It's just likely clanking two sticks together.

Practice over a test sheet of paper.  Tap onto dry paper.  Tap onto wet sections.  Tap one color into another.  Vary the amount of paint and water you have in your brush.  Try different sized brushes.  A round brush versus a flat brush.

Before you know it, you'll have a neat abstract painting!


Valerie Storey said...

I love this idea--and must confess I've never had the nerve to do it (too afraid of getting paint everywhere but the paper). But after seeing what you've done here, I think it's the perfect background for a handwritten poem. I'll try it!

Rita said...

Takes a little practice! I've been known to get it on my hands, arms and a few splatters on my face when being over zealous.


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