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Watercolor Painting As A Hobby By Susan Haynes 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 Materials Needed You’ll need: A few brushes

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why paint
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
materials needed
Materials Needed
  • You’ll need:
  • A few brushes
  • Watercolor paper
  • 5 - 8 tubes of watercolor paint
  • A palette
  • Water jar
  • Facial tissue
help in getting started
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!
some costs
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
the downside
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!
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Edin, Rose. Watercolor Workshop 2. Walter Foster Publishing, 1992
  • www.fountainstudio.com/maintip.html
  • www.sapien.net/bobfagan/quicktips.html