Things you need for watercolor painting

Things you need for watercolor painting

You can only get the most out of your watercolor painting with the right utensils.

 

Watercolor paint

The color is your most important watercolor accessory. Your art stands and falls with it. You should choose a color that suits your experience with this medium. Watercolor paint can be removed easily and you don’t need curtain cleaning services if your linen and curtains are stained.

Brush

The choice of brush for watercolor painting is a personal decision. Some artists prefer a certain shape, a certain brand or a certain material of the brush in order to distribute the watercolor on the painting surface.

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paper, together with paint and brushes, is the most important material for a successful watercolor painting. The paper for watercolor painting is extremely absorbent, so you can apply several layers of paint without bulging.

Masking tape

Masking tape should be included with your watercolor supplies to hold your sketch paper in place on a stable surface.

Masking fluid

Masking liquid also known as masking rubber or scratch-off crepe is applied to an already painted surface in order to protect it when several layers of paint are superimposed. Masking fluid is an essential watercolor accessory that is often overlooked, but is very important to maintain optimal control.

Sponges

It makes sense to always have several different sponges at hand as natural sponges have different textures.

Stable subsurface

Most watercolor artists prefer to fix their watercolor paper to a firm surface so that the paper does not buckle or slide back and forth. The positioning of the image is also easier with a suitable size background.

Palette

Make sure the palette is water-repellent, as watercolors soak into the material very quickly and are wasted. Cardboard or paper that many artists use as a makeshift is therefore not recommended as a watercolor accessory. A plastic or sealed wood pallet is a better choice.

Pencil

When you start with aqua painting, the pencil should definitely not be missing from your watercolor accessories. Especially at the beginning, it is worth making a preliminary drawing in pencil so that your final watercolor work retains its proportions.

Watercolor pencils

Watercolor pencils are also a form of watercolor but pressed and in the form of a pencil. This allows the pens to be processed almost like a completely different medium. You can use them like classic colored pencils, or you can give them their typical watercolor effect by adding water.

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