Author: Rod_Webb, Contributing Editor
|Doing a fantasy painting can be great fun. Try your hand at painting fantasy bubbles. If you want a sneak preview of the finished product, take a look at the last page of this lesson. |
First we will have fun with some wet into wet techniques. Choose your own favorite colours.
|Wet the paper with clear water so that it shines. Dip your brush into clear water and pick up your colours one at a time. Get your paint direct from the pans, not diluted.|
The paint will get thinned from the water we have already placed on the paper. Place your paint onto the wet surface and see it spread and mingle.The paint can be manipulated on the paper with your brush to produce required patterns.
Add colours one at a time and continue until you are happy with your colours and patterns.Then allow to dry completely.
|Using a piece of thin cardboard or an old piece of watercolour paper, cut out two different sized circles.|
|These circle cutouts will make your bubbles, so choose your sizes and think about how you want to place them on your paper. You can make circles easy by using the lids of jars or small plates you might have. Try using different sizes until you get just the size you need.|