5 reasons why I love to watercolor

1. Vibrancy - Pans, tubes, liquids - I paint with all. Check out Pebeos' Colorex range, I use them for almost everything.


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” 
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

2. Unpredictable - I love to watch colors blend into each other. Sometimes they take their own shape and something absolutely new shows up on paper than what I originally planned.


Learn to let go. Not everyone in your life is meant to stay.

3. Transparency - I envy those who achieve it! So dreamy and a pleasure to watch. Check out Sophie's work here and you will know what I mean.

4. Effects and methods - Dy on wet, wet on wet, wet on dry - the possibilities are endless. I like to try the salt sprinkle technique and dab with tissue for texture trick.


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end…
― Gilda Radner

5. Patience is a virtue. Thanks to the digital medium I completely turn impatient when I draw on paper. Also the inability to instantly 'undo' drives me nuts. Lol! But I have learnt a great deal on how to wait (for the paint to dry) before I add another layer. I therefore sit with a large mug of coffee when I do watercolors.

Do you love watercolors too? Share your experience with me here, I'd love to know and learn from you.