Little Tricks in Watercolour

by Francis
(Shropshire)

Painting Petals



If you are painting watercolour petals, draw the petal shapes first then wet the shape, then choose the colour you want the petal to be.

Watercolor Painting Techniques For Petals
Drop one drop on to the water at the base of the petal and allow it to spread out to the tip of the petal without touching it. Leave it to dry and you will get a very delicate affect.







Adding Texture To Pebbles


If you want to create texture in watercolour on large pebbles or stones try this. Draw the shape, wet the shape with a coloured wash, then before it dries sharpen a watercolour pencil over the shape in the colour you want ie grey.

Watercolor Painting Techniques For Pebbles
Leave to dry and you will find that the pencil scraping has left what look like little holes in your stones. If you scrape green or brown on to grey stones it will look like lichen.

To create a pebble area wet the area and drop drops of brown, black, grey and the tiniest bit of red paint on to the damp paper. This will spread. Leave to dry then go over it with a lead pencil and pick out the 'pebble shapes'.

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by: rocky

really good tips francis i will be trying them in the near future

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by: Mary Fraser

THANK YOU

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by: Anonymous

great tips thank you very much

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Thank you Francis
by: Pearl

Great tips Francis, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I can't wait to try them out on my next painting. Cheers Pearl

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Superb tips - thanks
by: Bob

Francis, thanks for taking the time to put this article together. It really does has some great little nuggets of information in.

Best wishes,

Bob.

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Simple and good
by: John

Just what I wanted.

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