The grain on the paper and brush strokes
Water colour on dry is one of the principal techniques of water
colour painting. You must have observed how water colour paint blends
with other paints already on the paper. If they are still wet, and how
to avoid this effect. You must wait until the previous layer is dry.
Painting while dry has many more options. Children as beginners could
learn step by step the use of brush strokes and the grain on the paper
of great importance.
A wash drawing done with pure dark blue paint
Paper to be used
Water colour cannot be painted on any type of paper. This medium
requires a paper with special characteristics. The right weight, and its
density is fundamental. The essential factor to keep in mind is the
degree of absorption of the paper which depends on how it has been
sized. The grain of the paper determines its smoothness, fine grain
paper is smooth while rough grain paper has a rougher surface and does
not absorb the correct idea of colours when applied. The most suitable
drawing paper for any beginner to paint is medium grain paper, which
weighs about 250 grams per square meter.
How to load colour
You should not squeeze the paint too much from the tube to your
palette, or take paint from the colour box. Place a little paint on the
palette, load the brush with sufficient paint, you may have to use to
paint the picture, regardless of the water colour paint you are using.
If the water colour paints are from the tube, apply a little more
pressure on the surface in one of the corners on the edge of a
compartment of the palette to work comfortably with brushes, in this
case a porcelain palette with compartments is useful.
If the water colour paint comes in a pan, it must be picked up with a
clean wet brush. Make sure the brush is quite wet and water does not
drip from the brush. The brush is passed over the paint until it softens
and soaks with the hair of the brush. Once you have done this and the
paint is in a compartment you are ready to paint.
Water odour brushes are very delicate or soft, therefore have a good
case and always try to preserve them as a priceless precious too.
A well cared brush will last for many years with time it will adapt
to the hand of the user. Soft Sable hair brush is of good quality