Watercolour Tips & Techniques

Check out Penny’s videos, below, which contain helpful tips and techniques for watercolour painting.

There is also a downloadable PDF under each video, with more information.

If you get streaky washes or lots of lines in a sky wash, then watch Penny show the simple way to get a smooth wash.

See how coarse sea salt gives flowers patterns that could be used as a background, or for texture in a watercolour painting.

Penny Wilton shows easy ways to keep your watercolour paper white, by using a candle or masking fluid.

Build up layers of colour in your watercolour painting, by applying other colours over a dry wash. Sunsets with many colours can be achieved by these wet in wet techniques.

Penny shares her watercolour techniques, showing you how to change from one colour to another, and achieve subtle changes in colour.

See how table salt gives flowers patterns that could be used as a background, or for texture in a watercolour painting.

Painting some textures in watercolour can be difficult, so try to make instant rocks by using cling film to show an outcrop of rocks, or use as a background to a still life.