For this exercise we will try different brushstrokes and play with paint, mixing up colours. Loosen up and experiment with common tools for various effects.
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Blue watery wavey lines
Using lots of water to create a thin wash of blue paint. Mix the blue acrylic paint with a bit of water to start.
Just paint plain water on the paper first then add a thinner stroke of blue paint on top and watch it spread and flow.
You can push the water around with your brush if you are working on thicker watercolour paper..
Let the paper dry !
Mix of Green colour hues
For the grassy patches and yellow flat contrast, we will use drier paint brush strokes on paper which makes a more feathery airy mark.
Use thick wide bristle brushes.
Don't add any water to the paint.
The colour Brown can be mixed from red, yellow and blue. Add more of the lighter colours first before a touch of the darker to control the gradual shades.
The nice thing about mixing colours yourself and not brown straight from the tube is having variations from dark brown umber to an orange/reddish brown (sienna).
Combinations : Lines, dots and marks
Mix it up
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Drip, splatter and wash paint examples and colour mixes.
Would be great to see what you made!
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Sometimes its more fun to make stuff together or if you need a bit of motivation or a personal art guide
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