Painting is all about expressing your inner feelings on the paper whether for everyone or just yourself. Watercolor painting gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility to portray your creativity. It is one of the easiest and most simple forms of painting. You don’t have to burn a hole in your budget to get supplies essential for watercolor. Painting can be an intimidating venture for many people but with watercolors, you don’t have to worry because it is the simplest and easiest way to enter the painting world. That is why a lot of kids start painting even before they start schools. All you need is a color palette, paper, brushes, water, and a pencil, equipped with these weapons you can easily concur any watercolor project.
Since we are talking about freedom what’s more freeing than abstract watercolor painting. Sometimes people look at an abstract painting and think even their kid can paint an abstract painting, well think again. Although abstract painting offers you the liberty and resilience to paint there are still many things that must be taken into consideration. Canvas painting kit is a good way for you to start. We can help you with the initial push. Here are my tips for you to help you get started.
Get your supplies in order:
You don’t need a lot of equipment for abstract painting if you are choosing abstract watercolor painting. You can start with a good quality brush set, a high pigment watercolor palette, the special watercolor paper that is thicker than the normal paper due to its ability to absorb large amounts of water, a couple of jars of water, a paper towel, and a pencil. All of these things are available in an art set for adults. If you have these things at your disposal you are ready to embark on this journey. Just keep one thing in mind that when you are buying these supplies opt for an artist’s quality instead of student quality.
Wet-on-Wet technique is great for abstract watercolor painting because it brings flow and continuity to the design. You can start by dipping the paper in a dish full of water and let the paper soak an ample amount of water or use a soaked sponge to wet the page properly. Now place the paper on a glass sheet and smooth it to remove bubbles. When you soak a paper properly it allows the free flow and mobility of paint on the paper giving it a continuous look.
You can draw on the paper with a specific pencil and then wet it.
Once you have readied the paper, the next step is to add paint to the paper. If you are looking for a continuous background, dip your brush in the paint mix and squeeze it on the paper transferring paint from brush to paper. You can add paint the conventional way as well. Now that you have paint on the paper tilt the page and spread it evenly. You can use a brush for that purpose as well.
Using masking fluid and blooming technique:
Once you have the background ready, now you can give it a shape according to your desire. Masking fluid is a great way for you to give a polka or flecking effect to the image for precision. You can add a layer of the desired shape on the paper before adding color or you can add it on the paper and add a new color to it, once removed it gives a translucent look and clarity to your painting.
Blooming is a technique in which you soak the water with a lot of water and dab it on the painting to remove or dampen the paint to leave an interesting impact on the project.
Mix different colors at the forefront of an abstract background for interesting shapes and expressions. The secret is to let the colors flow freely while keeping a close look at it and mold it according to your desire. Experiment and be bold in your approach when you are abstract painting and you will be amazed at the results.