Watercolor Paper: Hot Pressed, 140lb, 100% cotton
Colors🤔: turquoise, indigo, payne's gray, cadmium yellow hue and designers gouache color permanent white (an opaque watercolor)
Hello Friends!🌺🤗 Per another request I have painting a night sky. This one is a bit different because I didn't use designer's gouache - permanent white to create a milky way. I used white just to create stars 😋🙃
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I've been getting a lot of similar questions so I have created a Q/A. Just keep scrolling down and you may find some answers about watercolor PAPERS, pigments, taping down etc 😃👇🏼
All annotations on colors and brushes are in the video.
The white pigment I use is DESIGNER'S PERMANENT WHITE GOUACHE, which is an opaque version of watercolor. I use it instead of my regular watercolor whites which are too transparent for my style of painting.
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Most common questions I get and here are some answers:
▶︎What's the difference between cold pressed and hot pressed?
Cold pressed is on the rougher side and hot pressed is the smoothest. For example with hot pressed the paint won't sink in as much and will dry faster, vs cold pressed is the most traditional watercolor paper for artists, the paint will sit for a while until it settles and you can do dry brushing. It also dries longer because of all that. They are both fun, I just have been painting mostly on hot pressed because of my style. Hot pressed is good when you can paint faster and when you use a lot of paint. To determine which paper is best for you I think it's a good idea to try out all three kinds, hot pressed, cold pressed and the third kind - rough watercolor paper, this one is super bumpy!
▶︎How long does it take me to finish a painting?
Anytime between 40min - 3hrs. It all depends on what I am painting.
▶︎Do I use watercolor in pan or out of tube?
I mostly use watercolors out of tubes.
I think it helps me in painting with layers. I feel like it's so much easier to create that vibrancy when I can use more paint.
▶︎What are the basic colors I would recommend for a beginner?
black, indigo, thalo blue (phthalo), cobalt blue, viridian hue, turquoise, burnt umber, raw umber, burnt sienna, orange cadmium Hue, cadmium yellow Hue, cadmium yellow Hue pale, yellow ochre, sap green, Permanent yellow green, purple lake, mauve, red madder Hue, deep red, brilliant red, quinacridone red (Thalo crimson),
white - designers gouache permanent white
▶︎What basic brushes I would recommend for a beginner?
Round: 0, 2, 4, 6, Angular: 1/2, 3/4,
▶︎What is art masking fluid?
It's a fluid (also known as liquid frisket ) that preserves white areas, white areas of the paper where you want to stay white. It's made of some sort of latex. Once you place it on your watercolor paper, on the area you want to stay white, wait until it completely dries before starting to paint. At the end, once your paper is dry, you can peel it off easily with your fingers or using an eraser.
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"Dreams become real", "Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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