Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Watercolor Tip #8

Printable Clear Plastic

Sometimes when you have just about finished a painting you may find yourself wondering if you should put in an extra tree or other object but you are not quite sure.

In this case you can use a piece of printable clear plastic, which your local art supply store should stock.  Place the plastic over your painting and paint in, with watercolor, the object you are considering, onto the plastic. If this looks good then go ahead and paint it on the original - otherwise try something else or just leave it as it is.

This gives you a lot of freedom to try various things without damaging your painting.

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright 


Brinda said...

Hi Joe
I have just come across your blog, website and demo site. on Wet Canvas! What a generous person you are. The demos look cool and I plan to try one as son as I get back home to Kolkata. Am traveling in Bangladesh on work at the moment!

Joe Cartwright said...

Hi Brinda,
I'm glad you find the material useful. Good luck with the demos, please let me know if you have any questions.