Back To Watercolor Basics: A Crash Course On Watercolor For Beginners
Step 2: Essential Tools And Paints
Moving onward, Steve introduces the basic tools for watercolor painting. This includes a palette filled with the watercolor paints of his choice, and a container of water. He explains how he organizes these colors, which he bases on color theory. Primary colors are the most abundant in variation, while secondary colors are placed between the primary colors. Tertiary colors are less important, so colors like browns and grays are kept together in the upper right side. They transition into the warmer greens, then end with the cooler greens, blues, and colors in between. On the left side, warm colors (yellows to warm reds) are kept together, then transition to the cooler reds, purples, and blues towards the bottom of the left side of the palette.
For beginners, he advises against using black and white until you’ve learned how to mix the colors to get the desired results.