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Abstract Nebula In The Galaxy

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Try this new painting idea: learn to paint the complexity of the universe by simply using salt and watercolors, as seen in this easy tutorial given by Leonardo Pereznieto.

Materials used for this painting idea:

  • Arches Watercolor Paper (hot press, 140lb, 10″ x 14″, 100% cotton)
  • Masking tape (width 1″)
  • Wooden board for support (at least 10″ x 14″)
  • A palette for watercolor paint
  • A container of water
  • Tissue
  • Coarse grain salt (can be Kosher or sea salt)
  • A chopstick, or any similar stick of the same thickness as a paintbrush

Paints

  • Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolor: Translucent Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Deep Red
  • Manganese Violet
  • Delft Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Indigo
  • Prussian Green
  • Pthalo Green
  • Permanent Green
  • Dark Cobalt Green
  • Brilliant Blue Violet
  • Chrome Orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Ivory Black
  • Titanium Opaque White

Brushes

  • Mop brush (½” round)
  • Rosemary and Co.: Pure squirrel hair pointed round brush (size 0)
  • Pure squirrel hair pointed round brush (size 2)
  • Pure squirrel hair pointed round brush (size 4)
  • Pure squirrel hair pointed round brush (size 8)
  • Pure squirrel hair pointed round brush (size 12)