Why you should try Watercolor Painting
If you are looking for a new hobby that’s fantastically fun and remarkably relaxing, then watercolor painting is the right choice for you! Watercolor is a beautiful medium of art that can be used in many ways. It can be used to create landscapes and still life paintings as well as abstracts and portraits. Due to the unique composition of watercolor paint, you can use it to create a variety of vivid effects including soft gradients and beautifully diffused patches of color.
Watercolor painting is an incredibly versatile medium. You can use it to create soft, transparent-looking paintings or you can choose to use more paint and end up with a piece that looks opaque like an acrylic or oil painting. Read on to find out why you should delve into the wonderful world of watercolors!
Watercolors are Beginner Friendly and Lots of Fun!
Watercolor painting often gets a bad reputation. Many people think that it’s not easy to work with since the paint flows across the paper, and does not stay exactly where you put it like with acrylic or oil paints. However, that’s where all the fun lies! Learning just to let go sometimes and work with the way the paint flows and blossoms across your paper can end up resulting in some truly beautiful works of art that you weren’t expecting at all! This process is almost metaphorical; oftentimes in life, we must let go and find beauty in what is around us at the moment.
Indeed, watercolor painting is often the first form of painting that we are introduced to as kids in classrooms because it’s a great gateway into learning key artistic techniques. Additionally, watercolors are fairly cheap and non-toxic which makes them a great choice for kids and adults alike.
Thanks to the internet, you can find a variety of completely free watercolor painting tutorials on websites like YouTube. There are tutorials geared towards complete beginners as well as those who are already at intermediate or advanced levels. So you can easily teach yourself some basic watercolor painting techniques at home by watching instructional videos!