Watercolor is a painting technique used by many artists. It is considered easy to use, but still requires the knowledge of basic techniques and its operation.
What is watercolor?
Watercolor is a painting made from pigments finely ground and mixed with rubberized water, which serves as a binder. It is a water painting.
The works, often made on paper, are called watercolors themselves.
The colors are very light on paper, because the water is present in important proportions. But this factor can vary from one artist to another. Some painters choose to put a little water in their mix to give a more pigmented appearance to the colors.
Watercolor is one of the oldest paper-based techniques and is opposed to different techniques in which much less water is used instead.
The technique almost always exists, since there are many civilizations that have used water pigments to paint elements of their culture.
However, watercolor has long been considered a technique of study, a technique that allows us to reflect on the first stages of our work. It is only in the seventeenth century that watercolor will be recognized as a real technique.
Watercolor painting is a painting on which it is easy to rework. Indeed, even when dry, the paint can be retouched by applying a little water.
But this is also what makes all its complexity, since we need to know how to dose the doses so as not to cancel the first layers on the sheet.
The colors dry relatively quickly: just wait for the water to evaporate.