I was fairly young at this phase – about 7 probably. As time went on I accumulated rather a collection of paintings that were promptly available whenever we had site visitors. This heap of paintings was passed off on as many site visitors as possible who had to dutifully inspect each one and give proper comments. The interest in mixing colours and making pictures has never ever stopped. I enjoy, and love to put down a lovely misty clean in attractive slopes of colours then position the main subject in front in sharp information, possibly a bird, pet, blossom etc to get that fantastic ‘depth of area’ impact accessible via digital photography which I also enjoy.
Of course, good knowledge of the elements of composition is required to repaint great pictures. Placement, selection of subject, balance, colour, form all enter it, as well as a feel for what ‘looks best’. There are many excellent books on the subject, yet one easy guideline is the rule of thirds, where you divide the tranh theu web page right into thirds vertically and flat. Where the lines intersect is where your main topic is put. This has been established as one of the most aesthetically pleasing positionings for your focal point.
The tool of, also for the newbie, although it has been claimed often times that it is the hardest to master. For me though, I find that if you take a complete sheet of watercolour paper and cut it into 8 pieces, the resulting dimension is best to paint small research studies in preparation for larger works, or simply to practice. You can also transform the paper over and paint beyond. So 16 tiny sheets out of one full-size sheet are very economical.
It also has the benefit of very easy storage, as when completely dry these little sheets will suit an A4 protector sheet and can be saved in ring binder folders for several years. So for the novice, as a budding artist, there is plenty of range for trial and error, without the expenditure of lost canvas boards, and the issue of storage space. Watercolour offers itself to complimentary expression, as a riot of colour flows from the brush, either dry brush techniques, or wet-in-wet, or a mixture of the two.