Pouring Watercolor

How to loosen up your watercolor paintings

Many times while teaching a watercolor workshop I am asked this question “How do I loosen up my watercolor painting style” There are a number of ways to make this happen and pouring watercolor is one way because as we pour paint we must let go of the control we have when painting with a brush.

Lets get started by mixing our red, yellow & blue by adding water & mixing each color in individual containers.

Next we need to transfer our image onto watercolor paper. Now decide where you want to save the white of the paper and mask out those areas. Let the masking dry.

Wet the paper using clean water

Lets start pouring the paint

Drop a small amount of yellow then drop some red onto the wet paper. Using your fingers spread the paint across the paper.

See how beautifully the paint moves and blends on the paper.
Pour off any excess paint
Pour off any excess liquid paint .
Using a clean tissue blot up any puddles that form on the masked areas .

I have applied 1 layer of mask and did 1 pouring.

This is the dried painting. It is ready for another layer of mask and then I will start the 2nd pouring.

Coming soon, the continuation of Pouring Watercolor

Paint with Me

~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on June 18, 2019.

5 Responses to “Pouring Watercolor”

  1. beautiful!

  2. Thanks, Jodi 🙂

  3. Any classes this summer?

  4. Hello my friend 🙂 I’m working on a location to have a few classes. I do miss painting with you. Hope all’s well with you and your family.
    XOXOXO Lorraine

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