| 04 October, 2011 12:03
From wherever you found your way here, Welcome and hope you will, link subscribe and comment on my advice, techniques, tutorials on watercolor, design and the creative process. If you are not familiar with me, I am a watercolor painter and I have been traveling with this exciting, challenging medium for 20 or more years. Those starting out will find some encouragement here. You have to make friends with watercolor and learn that if you have a relationship based mostly on it's terms, you will have wonderful rewards. The key is to let it express itself: with guidance from you in terms of subject matter and/or content, choice of color palette, water to paint ratio, choice of paper, give it's own room to flow, mix and dry. The paint will only flow on a wet surface, so you can control the flow by wetting just certain areas. You ca then drop one or several color paint into those shapes and use gravity to make it flow more, or allow it pool by keeping it flat. And always remember not to mess with it - have patience to allow it to dry. Knowing the color wheel and being familiar with the nature of your paints will greatly add to your repertoire of skills. We will get into this in future posts. Any questions, just comment - your questions and my answers will add to all viewer's experience. I've been teaching all medium painting and design for 9 years now and I am thrilled with the prospects this blog will offer to share with other watercolor enthusiasts.