Category Archives: Handling water

The importance of water when painting with watercolors.

How to paint sand and hills with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the hills with watercolor In this step, figure 5, paint the distant hills, leaving a few untouched areas at the bottom of the closest hill were rocks will be place in the next step. Paint one wash over both hills and let it dry thoroughly. Now paint the foreground hill with a similar strength Continue Reading …

Watercolor techniques: wet on dry

Wet on Dry watercolor painting technique, produces hard or sharp edges

Wet on dry watercolor painting technique Wet on Dry is the watercolor painting technique you use when you want to place a hard or sharpe edge on your painting, though you can also use it to cover an area with a nice clean watercolor wash, see figure 6. With the wet on dry technique the Continue Reading …

Watercolor’s Most Important Ingredient

The Entrance Sand Bar watercolor painting. Lots of little sand islands with pelicans.

Water is the most important ingredient when painting with watercolor paints. It is very important to know its characteristics or you will not be able to properly handle this medium. Many of the wonderful effects achieved in a great watercolor painting are directly attributable to the amount of water on the paper, in your pallet Continue Reading …