Watercolor is one of the oldest and finest painting techniques

Water colors are characterized by transparency and breathability.

Aquarelle is also known in ancient Egypt, where it was the main painting technique, and it was made on papyrus. In China, since the second century, he paints aquarelle on paper and silk. Watercolors paint in India, Persia, Rome, ancient Greece. In Japan, painting schools of watercolors are also being developed in the XIII century.




Materials used in painting are: pastel, watercolor, gouache, tempera, acrylic paint, oil paint, encaustic, casein, batik, fresco, collage, mosaic, vitreous or stained glass, tapestry.

Color can be applied to the painting medium in several ways: kaoploha (fine art), stains, moves, etc. Flat painting is painted when the movement with which the paint is applied can not be read, the resulting surfaces continuously continuing to one another in a radically sharp, flat shape.

When colors are applied with moves that are visible traces of motion of a trail, a thick surface (so-called impasto) can be obtained, called “Paste painting”. Contrary to this method of painting, when it is painstaking, it is rare for one layer to see the color below it, or even the surface of the painting surface (for example, weaving the canvas); I call it a painless painting. Illusionist painting is a name for painting, which, with the help of promising solutions and using the architectural elements, and with the application of light and shadow (kjaroskuro), the illusion of three-dimensionality is realized.

Drawing techniques

Watercolor or aqueous paint

Their transparency is a transparency, or as a result of a relatively poor saturation of the solvent with a pigment, and we can control it ourselves: by adding more water, the ratio of the pigment is smaller than it is brighter and pale or degraded. The addition of color pigments becomes denser, darker and more intense. We do not use white color, but we also provide paper color. You can achieve darkening by painting the surface across the surface. We can paint on suhompapira, but we can also soak it, which will result in color spilling and color investment in the color with interesting visual effects.

Along with watercolor paint we always need a brush that should be as soft as possible (see below), and a glass of water, the best plastic, so that it does not break in the event of overturning. The paper we work with should be rough, to remove the color of the skis and create a divergent edge of the move.