Watercolor Class: Making Texture


Lesson 4 was all about making texture.


Try not to be too judgemental, but the object was to create texture, not create a realistic looking wall.  Yes, that is a wall below.  After splashing paint all over our stone wall, we dropped salt into the wet paint.  The salt makes amazing textures when it dries.  I have some ideas for using this technique as it works well with diluted acrylic paint too!


Below we used crumpled up cling film on wet paint.  Left it for 5 minutes before removing.  I also dropped some salt into the still damp areas.


Below we tried to recreate the look of an old building.  We weren’t trying to make a nice window.  We used light and dark paint, a bit of wax, SALT and dropped in clean water.


Below we used wax before putting on a wash of paint for a seascape.

???????????????????????????????Below, we painted on a wash, waited for paint to dry, and then removed paint with sandpaper.  The moon was created after by using wax and painting a wash over it.

???????????????????????????????Below was my first attempt at using the cling film.  I might just have to make a large abstract with this.  I really like how this one came out.

???????????????????????????????We were given homework.  Will show you that once I manage to take some photos.  🙂


About Arlene

Arlene Toth is all about new beginnings and trying new things. There is so much to see and do in the world and she wants to do as much as she can while she still has her health and the time to do it.

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