What are the biggest mistakes most beginners make when painting with watercolor? This is a question I get asked quite a bit and I would say there are two mistakes that I find most beginners falling into when starting watercolor. Water Control Problems Dry Time Problems Water Control I would say the number one biggest mistake is not using enough water or using too much. Watercolor is very much a balancing act with your paint and you probably guessed it water. When painting – we are constantly trying to measure the amount of water to paint we are using. This concept is known as paint ratios. But how much water do you actually need to use when working with watercolor? The best way to explain this concept is to show you
Is there a correct side of watercolor paper that you are supposed to paint on? Or is there one side of watercolor paper that is better than the other when it comes to painting? The Correct Side of Watercolor Paper When talking about pads and blocks of watercolor paper – the answer is pretty obvious that manufacturers prefer you use the sheet of the page that is pointed up – also known as the “front” side. But what about when it comes to sheets of watercolor paper? Is there a correct side and if so how do you know? Well, after some research I found that when purchasing sheets of watercolor paper the manufacturer will stamp their logo usually onto the corner of the sheet to signify that this is the “front” side you are
These 4 supplies are a must have if you want to paint with watercolor. But do you know what they are and what types/brands to buy? Here I break everything down and give you my favs!