Sharing my quirky Watercolor journey, tips and tricks. You can buy my art, art prints here.
Clear skies and dusty road – Watercolor on paper.
Have you ever been enticed with the glow of diluted paint or water on the paper. That one layer of thin glaze that reflects light and shows the texture of the paper. If you don’t know what I mean, here it is!
How pretty is it! I love this stage. It is the most responsive period of the paper and Watercolor play.
So what is so special about this glowing glaze!
You can either splatter paint to get a soft detailed look.
Blot a few areas with a crumpled tissue paper to get a beautiful texture.
Sprinkle some salt to get a very beautiful texture and so on!
Today’s work was with lights and shadows.
Here’s the first ’ugly’ stage. I have vaguely defined the areas of light and shadows.
The second stage is establishing the mid tones. I usually define the edges of the buildings or structures at this point.
The final step is detailing.
I couldn’t choose a favourite out of these stages as they have their own importance!
Anyway, do let me know your views or your techniques/stages that you follow when you do your artwork.