Top 10 of My Watercolour Blunders

Top 10 of My Watercolour Blunders

I thought I would have a bit of fun and tell you my top 10 watercolour blunders...regularly done by ,me counting down from 10 to 1....

At 10 ....Not washing my brushes properly before I start painting.

At 9 ...Beginning with a bad sketch that turns into a bad painting !

At 8...Poor composition !

At 7....Dipping my brush in the wrong colour !!

At 6 ....Pulling the paper off with the masking tape!

At 5 ..keeping going till the colours get muddy

At 4...not waiting till the masking fluid is dry !!!

At 3 Not changing the water often enough ....

At 2... getting a droplet of water on the brush then it drops on the painting ruining a delicate part of the painting like the eye of an animal !

At 1 ..every watercolourists nemesis dipping the brush in my tea!!!

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I have a great tip to prevent number six. I always tear off four pieces of tape to fir my paper but never put directly on paper. First, as you tear each piece place on your clothing. THEN remove from shirt, pants, whatever and tape your border on your paper. This makes perfect amount of sticky and i have never had my paper tear since that first time 4 years ago.


Just seen your work on twitter fantastic how much is your original puffin and blue tits

sean gray

I love #1, dipping your brush into your tea. Did it make the tea taste better?


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