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  1. Watercolor Painting As A Hobby By Susan Haynes

  2. Why Paint? • Very relaxing • Outlet for personal expression and creativity • Make wonderful gifts • Challenging - learning new techniques • Social - fun to paint with others • Make money - sell your paintings

  3. Materials Needed • You’ll need: • A few brushes • Watercolor paper • 5 - 8 tubes of watercolor paint • A palette • Water jar • Facial tissue

  4. Help in Getting Started • Follow a basic How-To book on watercolor • Take a class • Take a few lessons • Paint with a painter • Collect some pictures • Take some photos • Jump in and have FUN!

  5. Quality sable or blend brushes : $5- $25 each (2 flat, 2 round) 5-8 tubes of paint : $2-$4 each Pad of watercolor paper : $8 -$12 Palette : $3 - $15 Frisket : $5 Some neat things to use that don’t cost: Alcohol Salt Sponge Waxed paper Old toothbrush Paper towels Some Costs

  6. The Downside • You need lots of TIME to practice and TIME for your paintings to dry • You need some kind of INSTRUCTION - books and/or classes • Materials can be EXPENSIVE - don’t buy too much at once • You need lots of PATIENCE - you will get better!

  7. Bibliography • Edin, Rose. Watercolor Workshop 2. Walter Foster Publishing, 1992 • www.fountainstudio.com/maintip.html • www.sapien.net/bobfagan/quicktips.html