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35yrs ago I started painting Watercolour. This was my first serious painting after about 6 weeks of reading books and learning how to paint. A very timed watercolor. It might help you if you’re just starting out in watercolor. See where I want wrong and fast-track yourself to success quicker. After all, 35yrs is a long time to get where I am now.
Painters block is not much fun. You sit there looking at your paper wondering what to paint. To try and regain some inspiration I’ve decided to change the Watercolor paper I use from Arches 140lb Not Surface to Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed 140lb hoping that will liven things up a little. Not only the change in paper I’m also going to tackle subjects I find challenging. I’m starting off with flowers.
This video will give you some idea of the challenges I faced while painting this watercolor. If you have a go at this painting the image is attached below, so give it ago. I know there are a few artists on PW that can handle this subject easily. I would love to see what they can do.
I was getting a little frustrated today using 140lb not surface paper, felt like I needed a change. Went off down the art shop and picked up some Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed 140lb watercolour paper to play around with. I thought I’d video the exercise to show others how it went. The paper was great to paint on, Creating those lovely soft edges felt easier on a smoother paper. Thoroughly enjoyed the painting experience. The place I buy my paper from when using mail order in the UK is Ken Bromley very competitively priced. Its worth a look. If your interested in buying any of my work you can check out my eBay Auctions Here
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