Learning how to paint with watercolors is lots of fun. There are different ways to paint with watercolors.
I want to share with you a watercolor technique I thoroughly enjoy - pouring watercolors. It is unpredictable and that is what makes it fun to me.
Follow me as I paint some colorful Koi and pour watercolors for the background.
Learning to pour watercolors
The challenge of how to paint with watercolors is controlling the water and paint.
I enjoy a challenge, which is what makes painting with watercolors enjoyable to me.
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The painting is on a 11x14 Aquabord.
- Transfer the Koi drawing to the painting surface with graphite paper.
- Mask the highlight areas on the water with frisket.
- Let the masking fluid dry completely before proceeding.
In this painting I used the rule of thirds for the composition.
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