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Make Life Colorful: Watercolor Painting for Beginners

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Have you dreamt of yourself as an artist? Does the idea of playing with paint to create sound dreamy and relaxing? You might be ready to jump on board watercolor painting for beginners.

Watercolor painting is great for beginners to start as painters. It’s easy to play with watercolors and you don’t need many materials to get started. 

If you’re intrigued and yearning to play in the paint, then read on to learn some watercolor painting tips to get started.

Watercolor Painting Tools

So, let’s start with the materials you’ll need to get started. Unlike some other forms of art where you might need a slew of expensive art supplies to get started, watercolor painting supplies are delightfully simple. Let’s consider the supplies that you’ll need to get started. 

Watercolor Paints

The most logical first step is acquiring paints. Watercolor paints come in different grades including children’s, student grade, and artist grade. For most beginners, starting with a student grade set of paints will be just right. 

When looking at which set to purchase, consider how many colors you get with it. The more color options you get, the less mixing will be required. Yet, don’t feel like you need a massive set because part of learning to work with watercolors is learning how to mix colors. 


Which brushes you will prefer will depend on the style of art you want to create. If you’re not sure, start with a set of mixed watercolor brushes so you have a brush in each of the basic sizes. Most people will want a good quality fine tip brush too. 

As you experiment and play with the paints, you’ll slowly learn which brushes you prefer for painting.

Watercolor Paper

Watercolor paper is different than some other artist papers. It’s made to specifically handle the water content you’ll be using. There are several different options, read more here about it.

Water and a Cloth

The other obvious ingredient for watercolor painting is water. You’ll want two containers of water. One you can use for rinsing your brushes. The other jar you’ll want clean water to use for mixing paints. 

Getting Started Painting

Don’t underestimate the value of sitting down to play with your paints. Don’t expect that just because you’ve purchased some supplies that you need to create the next great art masterpiece. 

It will be beneficial to start by learning some color theory with your paints. You can take your paints and make yourself a color chart. This will allow you to learn some basics in color mixing. 

As you get more comfortable with color mixing, you can begin to play with color shades and contouring.

Catch the Latest Craze and Try Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Once you have your watercolor painting tools in hand, you will be surprised how quickly you lose yourself in your painting. There is value in just spending time getting the paint on the paper and looking at how water impacts color. 

Watercolor painting for beginners is a great way to dabble in art and see how relaxing it is too. For more articles like this one, be sure to visit our page often. 

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