Back to Watercolour Basics

Starting with watercolour can sometimes be a little confusing; I certainly found it this way when I started all those years ago…..OK around 40 or so years to date….but don’t tell anybody! So let me give you a head start so you can avoid some of that confusion about which paints, brushes and paper to buy and that is just to begin with!

The thing with watercolour is that there are so many different methods out there that people use, from a very loose, fresh and expressive way, to a tight, detailed and realistic method. The choice is entirely yours and the only way you are going to find out which you prefer is to simply have a play!

I firmly believe there is NO set way to paint using watercolours, the right way is ‘your way’, so the method you end up feeling most comfortable using.

You will, with time, adopt your own style that defines ‘you’ as the individual, just be patient and above all enjoy the learning process. My method is just the way that I personally paint and the method and style that I teach, but I will never say it’s the right way. 😉
What style do you prefer and why?
Next week we will move on to the plethora of materials out there…..see you then. 
However you choose to paint, remember, keep those brushes wet!  Paul. 🤓

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5 thoughts on “Back to Watercolour Basics”

  1. Oh.. I love your words “the right way is YOUR way”. Was always bit stubborn.. ask the family. Really love your Blogs, Paul!

    1. Hi Erna, thank you very much. Yes I believe the best way to paint is the way you feel most comfortable. However we should always try something different to expand our learning experiences, we never stop learning. Paul 🙂

          1. Yeah right, that”s what the Dutch call make someone happy with a dead birdie..

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