I've been asked many times to paint more water and more boats 🌊⛵️so I was very happy when I finished this upload just in time for the weekend 🤗
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I've been getting a lot of similar questions so I have created a Q/A. Just keep scrolling down and you may find some answers about watercolor PAPERS, pigments, taping down etc 😃👇🏼
Part I is below 💕Part II and III in my previous videos!
All annotations on colors and brushes are in the video.
The white pigment I use is DESIGNER'S PERMANENT WHITE GOUACHE, which is an opaque version of watercolor. I use it instead of my regular watercolor whites which are too transparent for my style of painting.
Paper: Hot Press, 140lb, 100% cotton - watercolor paper
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Most common questions I get and here are some answers:
♦︎1.WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLD PRESSED AND HOT PRESSED? ♥︎
Cold pressed is on the rougher side and hot pressed is the smoothest. For example with hot pressed the paint won't sink in as much and will dry faster, vs cold pressed is the most traditional watercolor paper for artists, the paint will sit for a while until it settles and you can do dry brushing. It also dries longer because of all that. They are both fun, I just have been painting mostly on hot pressed because of my style. Hot pressed is good when you can paint faster and when you use a lot of paint. To determine which paper is best for you I think it's a good idea to try out all three kinds, hot pressed, cold pressed and the third kind - rough watercolor paper, this one is super bumpy!
♦︎2.HOW DO I MAKE MY PAINTINGS LOOK SO VIBRANT?♥︎
I believe that the intensity of my paintings comes from layering and composing the right colors together, creating contrasts like putting two colors together that will compliment each other.
♦︎3.WHY DOESN'T MY PAPER BUCKLE?♥︎
I place my watercolor paper on a thicker carton type of paper then I use enough water where the watercolor paper gets stuck to the paper underneath it. When I start working for the most part the paper just stays in place. I don't usually walk away from my painting until I am finished with it, so it never fully dries. When a watercolor paper has water and pigment in it and is left alone for too long, it will naturally start drying then buckling.
Jan 26th Update: Since I first made this note, I have started using a Glass Cutting board and that's the best thing out there so your paper stays in place :)
♦︎4.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ME TO FINISH A PAINTING?♥︎
Anytime between 40min - 3hrs. It all depends on what I am painting.
♦︎5.DO I TAPE THE WATERCOLOR PAPER DOWN?♥︎
Rarely..if ever, I just prefer to not do anything and let the water itself create the suction between the watercolor paper and the paper I put underneath it. Sometimes may I only tape the bottom side, this way the paper is still free to absorb as much water as needed.
♦︎6.DO I USE WATERCOLOR IN PAN OR OUT OF TUBE?♥︎
I mostly use watercolors out of tubes.
I think it helps me in painting with layers. I feel like it's so much easier to create that vibrancy when I can use more paint.
♦︎7.WHAT ARE THE BASIC COLORS I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR A BEGINNER?♥︎
black, indigo, thalo blue (phthalo), cobalt blue, viridian hue, turquoise, burnt umber, raw umber, burnt sienna, orange cadmium Hue, cadmium yellow Hue, cadmium yellow Hue pale, yellow ochre, sap green, Permanent yellow green, purple lake, mauve, red madder Hue, deep red, brilliant red, quinacridone red (Thalo crimson),
white - designers gouache permanent white
♦︎8.WHAT BASIC BRUSHES I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR A BEGINNER?♥︎
Round: 0, 2, 4, 6, Angular: 1/2, 3/4,
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