Watercolor painting is so lovely. So fluid, so transparent, so…terrifying. We’ve all heard some version of the ol’ “watercolor is the hardest painting medium” refrain. I heard it so much in fact that it’s only been very very recently that I even worked up the courage to purchase decent watercolor supplies in order to learn how to watercolor.
While my first word of advice about watercoloring is “just be cool”, sometimes really uncool things may happen. Here are some great videos that will help you prevent some issues, or repair them once they’ve happened.
Watercolor Painting Fixes
I’ve read many books, watched many videos, searched many blogs. And it seems possibly the most off-putting aspect of watercolor for many people is that it requires patience and accepting some degree of randomness. Painting in watercolor is more of a practice, like yoga, than a means to an end, like sewing say.
When you set out to make a watercolor painting keep the following in mind:
- You are not 100% in control, and that’s ok
- At times you will have to work quickly to take advantage of moisture on the paper
- At times you will have to step back and wait for paint to dry
- In the end, you WILL be pleasantly surprised
Do you have other tips and techniques for watercolor paintings? Share them in the comments!