AN ABSTRACT WATERCOLOR

But what is above all an abstract watercolor?

Painting an abstract watercolor is the most complex in watercolor paintings. It requires safe and fast gestures. To understand and practice this technique, tips will help you. By following them, you will be guided in the realization of your painting. Do not hesitate to put them into practice.Painting an abstract watercolor involves applying the paint on a wet paper or a layer of color not yet dry, so that it spreads to the surface. The wet-on-wet paint makes it possible to make color fusions of all kinds, intense and contrasting, soft and light, with different degrees of blur, until the removal of color to catch the white of the paper and give a particular atmosphere. In this technique, you can also represent water in different forms. Clouds, fog, rain, sea and lake are the main topics for working this technique. The effects obtained in the wet technique vary depending on the dosage of your water in the paint mixture and the humidity of the paper.

You can paint an abstract watercolor yourself in a few steps, without the intervention of a professional. To do this, first prepare your sheet. For a figurative work, opt for a sheet a little larger than the desired format. Put it under water on both sides, staple the edge on a wooden board and let it dry. On the other hand, for an abstract work, please leave your sheet free, without fixing it. Then prepare your drawing and your outlines. Mark out the drawing with white areas with a spare eraser, then apply it in the desired places, allowing the drawing to dry. Then choose the colors. To do this, create your palette to prevent water from drying out before making watercolor. Once the palette is created, you will be able to work in wet-on-wet technique. The next step is to wet the area to work and apply the color you have chosen with the same brush. If you want to make a different color gradient, drop the lightest color while continuing to the darkest, with a clean brush, wet with water. Then, let your drawing dry in the open air. If stains overflow after drying, remove them with a finer wet brush and wipe it over the edges of stains delicately. You will see, these will disappear in color, little by little.

ANATOMY OF A BRUSH TO CHOOSE WELL

Whether you are a painter, a house painter or an art painter, a major dilemma brings all the artists together: the choice of paintbrushes to paint.

Extra-fine natural bristles: they allow a great absorption of the colors and a great retention of the water,
The hairs sable or petit-gris: the name of the marten of the pines and the squirrel, of which one takes the hairs of the tail, (defenders of the animal cause to abstain), they are the finest natural hairs, perfect for wash and flowing techniques (used in acrylic paint to better disperse pigments). The hairs of polecat, beef ear, goat or pony, very well adapted to the watercolor painting,
Pork bristles have exceptional elasticity and resistance. Suitable for oil painting,
Synthetic bristles: nylon or perlon, these hairs are very elastic and have a superior resistance to natural hair. Perfect for acrylic paint, they help limit the rough edges on the canvas.In music, whether you buy a Fender, a Gibson, a Yamaha or a Takamine, each guitar has its specificities (nylon or metal strings, mahogany, ebony and rosewood, etc.) and leads to a different style of play.The same goes for art painting: each technique to paint and each way of painting involves choosing different brushes, discriminated according to their hair, their sleeve, the type of tip, shape, weight or size.