At the very bottom you want the strokes to become thinner — so just literally dabbing the paper with the tip of the brush is a good technique to use. You do this by first repeating step 2. Next, rinse your brush. Remove excess water with a tissue — you can feel the water being sucked out of the brush. Then wipe across the reflection which is hopefully still moist with your brush. You might have to do this several times to remove the paint.
This creates a nice sparkle effect across your reflection when creating the sea in watercolor. It takes a real effort not to. First paint the mountains using a flat brush stroke and moving slowly across the paper. Have a fairly watery mix. Do this in as few strokes as possible to avoid cauliflowers.
Go across the paper with fast strokes using a medium strong mix. Make sure you test your brushstrokes on scrap paper first so you have the right mix on your brush and know what the effect will look like. Now just below the mountain paint a peninsula using the thin side of your brush. You might want to use the tip and corner of the brush too. Then do 2 or 3 quick brushstrokes using the flat of the brush across the middle part of the sea to create a large ripple effect test first on scrap paper.
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Try to make the mix a little stronger than when you first painted the sea. And at the bottom use a quick brush stroke using the thin of the brush to create small ripple effects in the sea. You should also only do about 5 or 6. You may have to use a tissue to get the brush very dry which will give you a sparkling effect.
Make sure these ripples are dry before you do the rocks. Now using the tip of the brush paint the rocks as you learnt in part 3 Practice Using the Tip of your Brush. Be careful to avoid them looking regular or symmetrical in size, shape or distance between one another.
The main point is to use the tip of your brush. For thin poles you can just dab the paper with the tip of the brush. Do practice a few times on scrap paper before trying with your final painting.
I really hope you enjoyed this lesson of how to paint the sea in watercolor. If you want to paint some more lovely paintings using only one brush and one color then you can find out more information on my website. Here is the link:.
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Thank you Michele. Yes, the thinking was that we can get caught up in all the wonderful colors but in the process not master some of the other very important aspects of painting such as brushwork and tone. Well, that was the thinking. And also just to simplify the process too.
You are very welcome. Thank you. As a beginning watercolorist, I appreciate the simplicity of this project while giving several techniques to try. Thank you! Thank you Carole. Yes, I really wanted to simplify the whole process and just show how with very few strokes you can quite quickly make a nice painting. Hi Gareth! Thanks so much for this informative tutorial. I like the fact that you gave instructions on how to use the hake brush and the different brush strokes you can make.
A beautiful painting with only using one color! Thank you very much Sharon. Yes, I really wanted to put some emphasis on brushwork rather than just color mixing. NOTE: Doodlewash login has changed. Enter your email address to get notifications of new blog posts by email.
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