[Video] How to paint texture in watercolour

[Video] How to paint texture in watercolour

I’ve been keeping cool this summer and getting inspired by water.

Have you noticed the way the sunny light creates such gorgeous reflections, and wondered how you can capture these in your paintings?

I’m going to show you how. Come and join me at Nature Studio where I’m going to show you a combination of wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to paint a beautiful, loose Koi Carp swimming in glistening water.

I will guide you through first by masking out the fish, then creating the watery textured background with a clever plastic wrap technique.

With the background painted and additional layers applied, you’ll really see the fish coming to life on your paper and a sense of depth around it.

This is an exciting technique to try, and you can use it to create backgrounds for any of your other loose watercolour paintings too. Every result will be different, which makes this class even more exciting to try!

What you’ll need:

If you don’t have the equipment and paints, I recommend, get creative with what you have handy.

  • Reference photo
  • Mop paint brush – Jennifer Rose Size 3.0
  • Daisy palette (for mixing watery paints).
  • Water Bowl
  • Masking Fluid
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Paper Towel
  • Watercolour paper (I recommend Arches cold pressed paper).
  • Paints (see list below) – I use Winsor and Newton paints.
  • Scrap piece of paper by your side to colour mix.
  • Paint colours needed:
  • Cobalt Blue
  • French Ultramarine
  • Payne’s Gray
  • Permanent Rose
  • Winsor lemon.

If you do paint your own Koi Carp with a textured background, I’d love to see! You can tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #jenniferrosegallery so I can see how you got on. You can also find me on Facebook.

Love Jennifer Rose xx

Share This Post:

Leave Your Thoughts

Sign up to be able to leave your comments and thoughts.

The information that you provide here will only be used to deliver relevant updates from me. You can unsubscribe at any time. Click HERE for my privacy policy.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.