Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday Tips & Techniques for Watercolor Painting
Have you ever tried working vertical while creating a watercolor painting?
It's not impossible.
If it scares you, go for the abstract look to try it out.
Tape your watercolor to a board, prop it up on an easel and paint away with no worries or cares!
Work wet into wet.
Splatter on some color.
Spray on a bit of water.
Yes, the colors will drip and blend one into another.
Give it a try, you may be pleased with the results.
Normally, watercolor is painted on a flat surface or a slightly tilted surface, working vertically with the board literally straight up and down can be a challenge. The reason being, you're working with water and it drips. I have done several vertical abstracts that have turned out really well. I love them.
I have been thinking of trying a more detailed landscape or maybe buildings will working vertically. Could be fun. Could have a very interesting and unique look.
If you have given it a try ... I want to see your results!