Splattering Watercolor To Paint A Cherry Blossom Sakura Tree
Prepare your workspace. As you will be splashing paint around, make sure you move aside anything you wouldn’t want paint to get on, or cover it with a rag or an old T-shirt. In general, it’s best to keep your work area tidy when you’re painting. Tape the Arches Watercolor Paper to the wooden board, making around a ½” border around the paper. This is optional, as you won’t be painting any washes or wetting a large area on the paper, but having a good backboard for your painting gives you more control and prevents your paper from moving when you’re working.
Next, prep your paint using the size 10 brush and water with these colors: mix a touch of Translucent Orange with Cadmium Red Light for a light red, Deep Red with Quinacridone Violet and Cadmium Red Light for a dark pink, and then take the lighter red mix and add a little Titanium Opaque White for a soft pink.