Watercolor painting is a versatile and captivating art form that allows artists to express their creativity in unique and unexpected ways. When it comes to painting watercolor urban landscapes, the traditional approach may involve intricate detailing and realistic representation.
However, the abstract interpretation of an urban scene can bring an entirely new dimension to your art. In this blog post, we will explore the exciting world of painting an abstract watercolor urban landscape, guiding you through the process step by step. So, gather your supplies, unleash your creativity, and let's dive in!
This is the piece I will create for you in this demo.
Materials You'll Need
Before we start painting, let's gather the essential materials. And if you need a great article here's a great article about the best watercolor tools and supplies I use and recommend for all levels.
- Watercolor paper: Choose a high-quality, heavyweight watercolor paper to provide a stable surface for your painting.
- Watercolor paints: Opt for a set of watercolors that offer a wide range of colors, both vibrant and muted.
- Watercolor brushes: Invest in a variety of brushes, including rounds, flats, and a large wash brush, for different techniques and effects.
- Water container: You'll need a container of water to rinse your brushes.
- Paper towels or a rag: Keep these nearby for blotting and cleaning your brushes.
- Masking tape or frisket: This is optional but can help you create sharp edges and protect certain areas of your painting.
- Pencils and erasers: These are handy for sketching your initial design lightly on the paper.
- Palette: Use a palette to mix your watercolors and create custom shades.
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