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Answering your Questions related to Watercolour

Hey there, art enthusiasts!

I've been paying close attention to the thought-provoking questions you've all raised, and I'm thrilled to share my exciting news with you. But before we dive into it, let's take a quick look at some of the questions related to watercolour that have sparked our artistic discussions:

  1. How can I cover up a "cauliflower" when I haven't allowed paper to fully dry before applying more paint ?

  2. How can I cover a large paper with a base colour, without lines appearing.

  3. What paint is the best for watercolor?

  4. How to control water?

  5. What are the best paint brushes natural or synthetic?

  6. The best brand of watercolor paper?

  7. What Basic Art supplies and paints one needs as a beginner?

  8. How to care for the art supplies?

  9. How does one achieve ombré effects with adjoining , contrasting , neutral shades from the colour wheel?

  10. What care should one take when giving a wash to a 200 gsm and a 300 gsm paper?

  11. And how does one 'seal' a finished water colour painting to water proof it or to make it more durable?

  12. How does one achieve to create points on a fine wet brush for painting fine lines ?

  13. What is the right consistency of water and paint for normal painting/ wet on wet wash?

  14. How to get smooth movement of the paint while doing wet on wet technique and achieve smooth finish to the painting?

  15. What do layering, glazing, scumbling and gradient mean?

  16. Any specific ways on how to mix colors.

  17. Frequently used brushes and their purpose.

  18. Amount of water required in the paint brush(whole or the tip).

Your inquisitiveness has been the driving force behind my upcoming book, "Watercolour Essentials: The Fab 5" and my next book covering watercolour techniques, which is currently in the works. Both of these books aim to provide you with comprehensive answers to your burning questions.


Tailored for Indian Artists

The first book, "Watercolour Essentials: The Fab 5 (A Comprehensive Guide to Art Materials)," is designed with Indian artists in mind, recognizing our knack for finding creative solutions ("jugaad") and our unique perspective on art. It goes beyond the basics, delving into essential art materials and exploring additional optional choices.


What's Inside the Book?

In "Watercolour Essentials," I meticulously explain each art material, providing detailed insights into their properties and applications. You can also expect personalized recommendations based on factors like availability, quality, and budget, specifically tailored to the Indian market. To address common queries and concerns, I've included a "jugaad" option as well as a comprehensive FAQ section for each material. The book offers a diverse selection of reputable Indian brands and international options, giving you the freedom to choose the best fit for your style and preferences.


Winner Announcement

Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for! As promised, I'm excited to announce the winner who has contributed the maximum number of queries. Drumroll, please...


Congratulations to Amol and Anjna! You've both won yourself a FREE copy of my first Ebook, "Watercolour Essentials: The Fab 5 [For Indian Artists]." You'll receive it as soon as it's launched.


Thank you all for your thought-provoking questions and your enthusiasm for the world of art. Your engagement and curiosity continue to inspire me.


Stay tuned for updates on the book launch and subscribe here to get it at a very discounted rate. And if you have any more questions or thoughts to share, please don't hesitate to reach out to me on email or through the queries form. I can't wait to embark on this creative journey with you.



❣️To learn how to paint beautiful watercolor paintings, discover FREE Demo Tutorials as well as Upcoming Workshops & Advanced Courses:

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