Watercolor Painting – Techniques and Tips

January 18, 2017

Watercolor painting may appear difficult for the beginner and some people even find it a daunting task.  However, just a little training will bring you right up to speed.  For the serious learner, painting can be learned through books and classes.  You will also find plenty of resources online to help you understand the various techniques associated with watercolor painting.

The phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ is a common one but a very true one.  The best tip of all is to practice and when you are done practicing, you need to practice some more.  You have to find the techniques that best suit your painting style and practicing with the different techniques is the best way to go about finding out.

Watercolor painting is an art that is enjoyed by kids and adults alike.  Children learn it in school, at summer camp and also at home.  Both adults and kids alike use painting as a form of expression of feelings and emotions.  You will find below some tips on watercolor painting to help you improve your painting skills.

  • Washing technique – use a cloth to wet the paper before you begin painting and paint beginning at the top of the paper and work your way downward.
  • For background areas use a wet in wet technique, which allows colors to bleed naturally into one another.
  • Lifting off is a real fun way to make use of watercolor painting – put the paint on the paper and use tissue to blot it.
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