This easy lesson is for total beginners, and it will help you learn about the four ways to apply watercolor along with three main wash techniques. Use whatever paints and brushes you have and create eight experimental abstract paintings!
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Each painting is a 5.5"x 4.25" watercolor on Arches 140 lb watercolor paper.
All were taped to a piece of cardboard with Kraft paper tape.
Paints used: cadmium yellow medium, alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, permanent green light, cadmium red light, sepia, and dioxazine mauve (all by Old Holland), turquoise (by Cotman), and opera (by Holbein).
Brushes by American Painter, Royal, and Sax.
Nail polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Raisin the Bar (#320). :)
Ring (on right hand): $2.99 mood ring Jeff bought me in Chinatown (San Francisco) last week.
Music: "Groove Grove" and "In Variance" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0