I always enjoyed taking a look at watercolor paintings galleries from various artists. They make me think of the early days of my childhood, when we had the “drawing” class in school. I loved that hour! I adored my cheap palette of watercolors and the way the colors blended with the paper. Actually, you would be surprised how much there is to know about watercolor painting.
In short, watercolor, or aquarelle (from French) is a painting method and the result artwork in which the paints are made of pigments soluble in water. Watercolors are most often transparent and they allow light to reflect from the surface of the paper, which gives the painting a luminous effect.
The thing about painting with watercolors is that, you are not allowed to make a mistake. The colors don’t have a coverage power like acrylics for example, so you can’t just add a color on another, to start over, like in the case of painting on canvas – the paper is delicate and can’t stand too much watercolor paint.
But if you love this type of painting, I encourage you to let your imagination run wild, to have the courage to experiment, and to try learning more about watercolor painting techniques.
Here are some beautiful examples of watercolor paintings I’ve come across, I’m sure you’ll love them:
Which one is your favorite watercolor painting?