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Watercolour Techniques & Artists

There are many different watercolour techniques out there. One of them is called wet on wet. It consists of painting pigment on already wet paper. The shapes it creates are blurry and are best used for background areas. Another technique is called dry brush. Dry brush technique is the opposite of wet on wet. You use a dry piece of paper and also a dry brush. It’s best used for sharp, defined details. Dropping in colour is another technique. To use that technique, you add different colours to a wet painting and letting the colours bleed together. Doing that can sometimes give surprising and random results. There are many more different techniques, but those are some of the main ones.

Jean Haines:

International watercolorist Jean Haines is well known for her passion for working in her favourite medium, watercolour.

Having lived and travelled in many countries this popular artist has had the opportunity to develop her skills creating incredible paintings whilst under the influence of masters from many countries including Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Haines uses a mixture of abstract watercolour alongside detailed sections, this variety adds an unusual aesthetic to her work.

Jen Buckley: 

This artist finds the unpredictability of the end result of watercolour exiting and challenging. She focuses on painting animals and nature.

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Tilen Ti:

Is an artist based in Singapore who focuses his watercolour to create a vibrant energy. His paintings differentiate from Jen Buckley as he uses brighter colours and paints more freely before then adding detail whereas Buckley starts with the detail and then fades out.

Anne Balogh: 

Is an artist working mainly in watercolor and ink. The wonder of our natural resources is something she strives to celebrate in her work. She is especially fascinated by birds.

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