Archaeology in a Jar Archaeology in a Jar 18″x12″ watercolour After a storm it’s time to pick up the pieces, and maybe put a few in a jar. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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I can’t believe the brightness and clarity you get with watercolours. Any tips for a total beginner?
Thanks Chris. It’s very easy to overwork watercolours. Brightness comes from allowing the paper to shine through the layer of transparent colour. Using a good quality watercolour paper makes the job easier. When painting larger areas make sure you have a large enough puddle of colour mixed, so you won’t have to slow down and try to mix more colour. Watercolour is a medium where you often have to hurry up and wait. You need to work quickly to put in a wash, then you often have to wait for areas to be completely dry before you can continue, It is both a joy and a frustration at times, like much of life.
All the best, Andrew.
Thanks heaps, Andrew.
Yes, I definitely need to mix more colour for larger areas.
I’m also a bit impatient and don’t always let a given wash dry fully. Then the colours bleed together and I lose my sharp edges.
Very frustrating, indeed! 😆
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