How to Simplify the approach to Watercolor Painting

South Texas Watercolor Artist

I was pleased to give a demo and lecture entitled ‘How to Simplify the process and approach to watercolor painting.’ It was a great turnout and we covered some aspects of painting such as composition, sketching and arrangement before painting.

I have broken down my process into some simple steps.   I always start with composition, sketching and then painting (always in that order).

I. Composition

In my class examples, I took some simple photos and showed how you can take information from a scene and break it down into some simple elements. In most scenes and photos, there is a lot of information to take in. Most photos can be overloaded with too much information. The easiest thing to do is to ‘simplify’ the information.

When looking at a complex subject, the easiest thing to do is to break it down into the least amount of information to convey…

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