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Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting
One of my favorite types of art is watercolor painting. Watercolors are a great way to introduce a child to painting -- they are fun and easy to clean up. It's also the media to try if you want to paint, but you have a limited amount of space or time. Easy to set up, interrupt, and pick up again, these paints provide a great deal of flexibility. Watercolors differ from other paints in that they are transparent. When light meets the paint, it actually travels through the paint to the white paper beneath, then bounces back from the paper. There is a large variety of supplies to choose from when beginning, but we’ll go through them so you can find the ones that will best fit your needs and budget. For example, you’ll find that cheap paper tears easily; too much rubbing or too much water can cause it to fall apart. Below is a list of what you will need to begin your own watercolor painting: Although there are many types of WATERCOLOR BRUSHES available, you will only need a few to start.

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