This week, I shared a reel on Instagram of my process for watercolor painting on a black and white print. You can watch the reel here.
It has been a blast sharing the creative process with my mixed media pieces and I want to invite you to join me in the creativity. It is a blessing connecting with others in the art community. Not just photographers, but collage artists, painters, fiber artists… Instagram really can be a magical place.
I believe that the more art we create, the more beauty we have.
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The Instagram creative prompt right now is watercolor, so I figured now would be the perfect time to share my tips for watercolor painting on prints:
Pick a photo with a lot of white/negative space – the paint will absorb better, the less printed ink you have on the print
Use matte paper instead of gloss (I use WHCC Torchon paper)
If you want vibrant color, use a little water, lots of paint
If you want a more “standard” watercolor look, paint with water first, then add color on top
Work on opposite sides of the piece to allow for the water to dry before adding more color (otherwise the color can bleed)
Use these tips as guidelines and create as your heart desires!
If you decide to create something with watercolor, I hope you’ll share and tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see and re-share your art!