Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

If you find your paper somewhat absorbent, paint wet in wet. Try.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The paper you use

Paper is most important in watercolor. You have to adjust your way of painting according to the properties of the paper. If you are happy with one type of paper don't change it. When you use a new brand or type you waste a lot of time and money also often resulting in frustration.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Don't of landscape painting

Don’t of landscape painting

1. Avoid painting anything, e.g., a house, road etc. parallel to picture plane. It does not make an interesting composition. It should always make an angle to picture plane.
2. Don’t paint a bifurcated road so that the viewers will be in dilemma to decide which way to go.
3. If you are painting a roadscape avoid painting people or vehicle crossing the road. This will stop viewers there only.
4. Never paint people coming towards you. They will bring viewers out of the picture along with them. Always paint people going towards the focal point. You can place the figure facing towards you at the focal point but never in the fore ground.
5. Never place the horizon and focal point at the centre.

Some people might say that they can paint a very good picture even after breaking the rules. It is like saying that I can break the traffic rules, jump the red signal and reach my destination. If you reach safe it is an accident. It is always better to follow the rules.