Sarinda here for you mid week muse and a quick watercolor tutorial. I will be using Yupo Paper…. You will be amazed with what this paper will do for watercolors.
Here is what you will need:
- Artistcellar Stencil Jill K. Berry “Rivermap”
- Koi 24 Set Watercolors
- Pitt Pens
- Yupo Watercolor Paper
- Pan Pastels
- Sponge Applicator
- Workable Fixative
- Paper Trimmer
Step 1: Mix an orange color that you like in the pallet add a large circle a bit left of center of your Yupo Paper. Notice how the watercolor will pool in areas. This is the magic of this paper.
Step 2: Mix a green yellow. I added just a touch of grey to mute the brightness. I also will use a scrap of Yupo paper to test the color on.
Step 3: Add a grey blue to the center of the circle and to the right of the circle. Note that I leave some white space on my paintings. I feel this adds interest and breathing room to a watercolor. Sometimes I can over work an area and this is how I keep myself from doing so.
Step 4: Add a muted purple to the far left side. Then I was able to add more color to the center of the circle. Just play and have fun. I love how the paper keeps the brush strokes and pools in other places.
Step 5: I added some quick graphite markings to the circle and dots.
Step 6: Lay the stencil on top of the dry watercolor and add Pan Pastels in grey and brown to the sides of the circle. I also took my Pitt pen in “S” to darken just some of the lines and dots. Spray Workable Fixative and let dry. This helps prevent the Pan Pastels from smudging.
Step 7: Frame and enjoy-!!These would make great gifts for the Holidays and do not take much time to create.
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