Author : David Bellamy
Description:In this section you are introduced to the basic techniques of watercolour painting. At this stage you willbe carefully quided along the way, while you become familiar with your materials. The essentials groundwork is covered here, including such topics as application of paint, mixing colours, using tone to maximum effect and building up a painting gradually. The importance of keeping your painting methods simple is stressed and you are also shown compositional techniques which, if applied as demonstrated, will add power and appeal to your work. By the time you have completed all the exercises in this section your work should be starting to show definite signs of improvement. For greatest benefit, try to put aside regular time for doinmg the exercises. Dont despair if you do not progress as fast as you would like you can always redo some of the exercises to ensure that you are confident enough to proceed to the next section. Nobody finds painting easy, so you will not be alone!