Welcome to my watercolor sketching blog!!! 😀 🎉 😝 🎨
As a start, I would like to express a huge thank you to my hubby who worked hard with me on this website. ❤️ 😊
And the other “thank you” goes to you! Thank YOU to be there, reading me! 😘
I thought it could be interesting to write a short article in each category I have created for the blog (you can see them at the top right of each page). This way, the categories are not empty 😉 and you will be able to better grasp what I envision to share on this sketching blog. 😊
This article is in the “Watercolor” category.
And there are so much things to say about this awesome medium, isn’t it?!
What if I explain to you why this is NOT a “watercolor painting” blog? 😉
Actually, these amazing pieces done in the studio, wet on wet, or with so much details that your first think this is a photo are not really my thing. Sure, realistic painting is impressive and working on an artwork for hours can make us having a good time but… I like better the spontaneity of a quick sketch, the expressiveness of a piece where you see and feel the strokes of the painter, the adventurous feeling of being in a public place sketching standing what life is really is. 😊
The reason I am interested in being able to sketch quickly is not because I can’t or don’t want to take time to create.
That’s not for the sake of being in a rush!
That’s just because I think that a 30 minutes sketch is often nicer, more powerful and more lively than a 3 hours one. 😉
And those who are able to do sketching wonders and to produce amazing expressive pieces within 5 or 10 minutes are the ones, in my opinion, being the queen and kings of art (and I want to be a princess of art, folling their lead 😛).
According to me, this is true for – almost – all drawing/painting techniques but even more for watercolor. The reason is : watercolor is suitable for sketching quickly and it is an amazing technique to share an impression, a feeling. And it’s a better idea to let it do its thing than to want to break in it…
In the “Watercolor” category, we will talk about using a brush to create shapes, handle the paint dilution, playing with colors, creating watery expressive effects, splashing paint (or water) on a wash, creating strong values with our paints, loosen up to create lovely sketches and not “quick tight little paintings” 😬 and so much other things!
I am working for you on an upcoming article with ten tips to create fresh and loose watercolor sketches, as a start. I hope you will like it!