HOW TO PAINT THE FARM LESSON 2, PAGE 1
If you are a complete beginner or in the early stages of learning to paint watercolours I will give you some advice about what you will need, some of which you may already have......right or wrong.
Firstly, what will you need.
Get a good brochure like Ken Bromley Art Materials so you can see what is available
BRUSHES. I suggest three or four. One large ....
size 8 to 10/11 to carry a nice lot of wet paint for skies
and large areas.. One mid range 4 0r 5 for general
which will be most of your painting. One fine
pointed no 1 or 2 for fine details and lines. A flat brush for fun and experiment at this stage.
A huge range of makes and styles is possible. Try
COTMAN round series as a good start or if you are feeling rich buy a sable brush to try....very smooth to use.
WATERCOLOUR PAPER.Quite expensive stuff but very important if your pocket is deep enough. 5 sheets of Fabrianno NOT 30 x 22ins.
will cost £15 to £20 ...ten decent size paintings. I recommend NOT
surface 140 lb. weight...a good starting point. Avoid Rough and Smooth and light weight paper to begin with! I love Arches paper
Bockingford is a beautiful mould made paper and works well and
is less expensive.