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Watercolor painting can be considered as the most basic form of painting, as many painters use it to get used to the colors and brush strokes. As a learning method it is highly effective, given the fact that it allows you to study strokes with a brush before embarking on more complex techniques. At the same time, you also get a general idea of ​​mixing colors to get the desired effect. While discussing this art, we come across several aspects that can be discussed or put aside as disadvantages or advantages of art.

Several positive aspects

watercolor paintingWatercolor paintings – this is a simple art, as far as the technique of painting using brushes is concerned. The ingredients necessary for watercolor painting can be easily accessed on the market together with water, which is in free flow in almost every house. Watercolors are usually soluble pigments that can be easily accessible to people, and water to dissolve the pigment is available in the workplace and even at home.

All this makes the technique of watercolor painting so popular among young students who want to get a good idea of ​​the technique of painting. Watercolor painting can help the learner master technique including applying colors and strokes. This is much easier than other learning processes, and allows us to freely experiment with colors, because they are within affordable limits.

Some of the negative effects

Although people say that the technique of watercolor painting is a very simple process and saves a lot of money, they forget to take into account the consequences of watercolor painting. There are several disadvantages of maintaining watercolor coloration due to several reasons, such as the problem with pigmentation, the colors are water-soluble and several others. Perhaps you noticed that watercolor paintings are mostly made on paper, varying between several qualities that tend to turn yellow in a few years.

In addition, water-soluble, water-soluble, is subject to water damage in the long run, where the whole picture can be destroyed. Preservation of watercolor painting can be very difficult considering these aspects, as you never know when some accidents can lead to water contamination on the paint, dissolving and destroying the painting.

When it comes to aspects of the pigments, we also have to look at the bonging properties of the pigments with textures. For this reason, when the pigments seem to come off the paper, and the picture seems to become duller after a couple of days, you are surprised at this incident, making us worry about its recovery.

Watercolor against gouache

watercolor paintsOne of the questions that people who go to an art supplies store often ask: “What is the difference between watercolor and gouache?” The main assumption is that, because both are water-soluble, watercolor and gouache are the same. Others believe that, perhaps, gouache is another bizarre name for acrylic paints, since they are also water soluble. However, this is not so.

Well, like with all paints, the pigments are basically the same. Where they all differ from each other, this is the material that contains the pigment together – known as the binder. From a chemical point of view, this is where the magic lies. The binder in watercolors, which is a weak substance called gum arabic, is easily destroyed by water, be they tube or pan paints. The process remain the same. Gum arabic and a small amount of water create a transparent application of the pigment. Instead of using white paint to produce lighter colors, white paper serves this role. Since white shows thin layers of pigment, watercolor tends to be airy and glowing from the hand of an experienced watercolorist. The trick to achieve this rich and light quality is to use very little water. In fact, there is a faction of watercolor artists who over the years have challenged themselves to use nothing more than a glass of water with each of their pictures. They call themselves the “whiskey school” of watercolors. At the same time, studying the strength of white paper and its use in the thin use of watercolors, you can determine the brightness of these pictures, the problem with gouache is that the application of this paint becomes boring and flat. One final note about watercolors, paints of good quality has the finest pigments for a very thin consistency, so detergents can be scattered without leaving a granular effect on drying. Gouache is a bit like home paint.

watercolorThe same pigments, though not finely ground, enter the creation of gouache (pronounced “gwash”). This paint is an opaque watercolor. In cases where gum arabic is the main binder in watercolors, the best quality gouache can have a number of ingredients. This can include preservatives, titanium dioxide, gum arabic, wetting agents, distilled water, and plasticizers in addition to the dry pigment. Since gouache contains more binder than pigment, the result is velvety and smooth. In addition, titanium dioxide gives them an opaque quality, where watercolor is thin and much more liquid. Gouache continues in the opaque film. Titanium dioxide, or in other cases zinc oxide (also found in UV blocking products, such as sunscreen), gives gouache, a characteristic chalk and matte finish. Some artists and designers prefer matte opacity and miscibility of gouache. If it is applied too thickly, it tends to crack. These are two of the more complex environments that need to be mastered. Heavy paper at least 140 # is better, because they require water, and lighter papers can hide or deform. Touching the edges with a ribbon with gummed paper can lead to stretching the paper, as it dries out, as most watercolors know.

Gouache is suitable for mixing, and a talented artist in the environment can achieve remarkably luminous surface colors. Find quality gouache in the best art shops and try. The better the quality, the better the results.