(as seen in my Flickr Photostream for Sketchbook Challenge)
using a good amount of prepared paint....
Permanent Rose - Alizarin - Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow - Aureolin - Quinacridone Gold
Ultramarine Blue - Sap Green
The thing is, if you have plenty of paint prepared it takes the pressure off and means you can dip into these colours randomly and spontaneously as you feel like it. You don't have to use them all either, if at the time you just want to keep to a couple of colours then do so, it's your painting.
On this occasion the brush I used was a pointed golden synthetic mop from Rosemary & Co. - I find it holds the paint well and the point is perfect for detail. The paper is NOT 140lb 300gsm.
Wet on dry technique (wet paint on dry paper) and I hope will show how simple and quick these paintings are to do
You will notice that there are hard edges - okay you may want them - but
you can get softer edges
and let me apologise for the shaking camera (I was trying to hold it whilst painting)!
What I didn't add on the video is that you can soften other edges with
clear water before it all dries -
after all that
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I went about this particular watercolour painting