Introduction to Water Color Painting

How to begin watercolor paint is probably the most intimidating part of this beautiful art medium. Learning to paint with watercolor paint can be a long path, but getting started is very simple and affordable. And you also need really good watercolors that you can use in order to learn the art of water coloring. For that, you can check our paintingkits.net that has some of the supplies when it comes to painting. 

To get started painting with watercolors you should invest in a student grade set of watercolor paints. You can get a set of watercolor paints for about $10 or less at your local arts and crafts store that will get you started. As you progress and get better at how to paint with watercolor paints, you can invest in more professional tools.

You will also need affordable student grade paintbrushes. To find watercolor paint brushes read the designs at your craft store or art store. They will be labeled with signs on the aisle. Invest in a set.

Watercolor paper comes in many varieties and brands. Strathmore is a great brand of watercolor paint for students, beginners, and even professionals. The store brands at Dick Blick and Pearl Paint are also great watercolor paper for beginners and students.

When learning about watercolor paper there are a couple of steps you can take to educate yourself. Read the label on the paper. Now, open the pad of watercolor paper and feel it.

You will see there is hot and cold press watercolor paper. You will find rough and smooth textures. You will also find lightweight, heavyweight, and midweight watercolor paper.

Finally, you will need some masking tape. Use the masking tape to tape down all four sides of the watercolor paper to an artboard or work surface.

Watercolor begins with washes. Thin your watercolor paints out with a little bit of water and start to brush it on the paper. You start general with little details on the first layer of paint.

Let it dry, then add more color and detail. Many artists will paint on the shadows first, let them dry, and then add the details in another layer.

Let each layer of paint dry when you are learning how to paint with watercolors. You want to let each layer dry for a number of reasons.

First, if you keep your watercolor paper wet too long and keep trying to work on it you can tear or rough up the surface. Work in light layers of color that are allowed to dry completely.

Learning how to paint with watercolor paint is very different from other types of paint, like acrylic paint and oil paint. You want to keep a wet edge while you are painting.

Finally, after your watercolor paint has dried you can remove the tape and frame your artwork. You are finished!