Watercolor Painting and Projects.com
 
Did you know?
       "Watercolor dries approximately
        three times lighter than
        the color shown when wet."
 

Watercolor Painting Techniques


(share buttons go here)
 
Home  Watercolor Techniques
 

    Display of various techniques

  Watercolor techniques are the methods we use to bring shape and form to our paintings, while at the same time allowing us to express our creatively. By gaining the knowledge and developing the use of these techniques will allow you to advance to new heights in your painting abilities.

 
  How to Paint a Controlled Wash  
   
Jump To:
 
Establishing the watercolor bead
  • Establishing the watercolor bead
  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a wash
  • Example of a finished wash





 
  Common Wash Problems  
   
Jump To:
 
A painted example
  • Three examples of seven problems with easy solutions





 
  How To Charge Watercolors  
   
Jump To:
 
Demonstration of charging two colors
  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to charge colors
  • Example of a finished charging of colors





 
  Watercolor Charging Effects  
   
Jump To:
 
Painted example of reversing the colors
  • Cleaner transition between colors
  • Reversing the colors midway
  • Charging colors in small areas





 
  Watercolor Charging Problems  
   
Jump To:
 
A painted example
  • Three examples with easy solutions







 

 
  How Moist is Moist?  
   
Jump To:
 
The tissue method
  • Moist brush for softening edges
  • Method 1. - Paper towel
  • Method 2. - Tissue
  • Method 3. - Hand




 
  How to Soften Watercolor Edges  
   
Jump To:
 
Demonstration of a softened edge

  • Degrees of Softness
  • Method 1.
  • Method 2.
  • Method 3.




 
  Watercolor Edge Softening Effects  
   
Jump To:
 
Example of a rose petal curling over
  • Step-by-step tutorial on softening inside edges
  • Effects on outside edges
  • Creating illusions
  • Painting animal fur
  • Painting a cats eye



 
  Common Edge Softening Problems  
   
Jump To:
 
Painted example
  • Three examples with easy solutions







 
  Lifting, Scrubbing, and Blotting  
   
Jump To:
 
Demonstration of scrubbing out
  • How to lift out color using the tip and flat side of your brush
  • How to scrub out color using the tip and flat side of your brush
  • How to tissue blot on wet or damp color





 

 
  Dry Brush, Wet-Into-Wet, and Salt  
   
Jump To:
 
Example of the salt effect

  • Short tutorials
  • Painted examples
  • How they can be used in a painting





 
  Sponge, Graded Wash, and Splatter  
   
Jump To:
 
Example of the sponge effect

  • Short tutorials
  • Painted examples
  • How they can be used in a painting





 
    [  Back to top  ] order projects

Step-By-Step Guide to Painting Realistic Watercolors © 1997 - 2013
www.watercolorpaintingandprojects.com Copyright © 2013 Dawn McLeod Heim. All Rights Reserved.