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The Holidays are Here!
7 Tips: Mastering Color
Festively dressed in Santa’s colors, my beginners’ Mastering Color – 7 Tips looks ready for the Holidays.
Mastering Color, Part 1
As a prelude to Term 1 Mastering Color at Atwell Gallery, I’ve composed 7 Easy Tips for Beginners.
There will be more tips, information and mini posts on COLOR, as the new year and this new Color course progresses in 2017.
These tips and pointers will help ‘point’ beginners onto a smoother path on their fun and color filled, Watercolor journey.
Helpful ‘follow on’ Watercolor Beginner Basic posts:
Watercolor Tips a Page, filled …. with great info and resources
Watercolor guide quick guide to art materials
Watercolor Techniques watercolor trees
My all time #1 recommended paper for watercolor complete beginners just starting and ‘practicing’ – is Arches 100% cotton rough. Or, Cold Press.
Cold Press will give a bit more, color intensity than the rough if the paper is damp.
Arches Hot Press, slick, shiny, smooth provides gorgeous vibrancy. Its not so happy to have mistakes lifted off though.
640gsm papers are so thick, thirsty …. they will suck out the intensity of your colors. Its a great sturdy paper, but, has drawbacks as well.