Learning Objectives:
  •  Experiment with a range of painting techniques
  •  Creatively develop new and experimental techniques that could be used in future paintings
  •  Develop better control of paint techniques and brush handling
What you will need: 
Cartridge paper (or your sketchbook), a soft pencil (preferably 2B or 4B), rulereraserpencil sharpener, watercolours, a small brush, a pot of water and a paper towel.
Your Task:
  1. Watch the video below
  2. Draw a grid of boxes in your sketchbook in pencil
  3. Invent as many of your own, unique, watercolour techniques as you can. You may steal some of my ideas, but I would like to see your create your own as well. Pictures are not permitted - they should all be abstract.
Demo Video:​​​​​​​
Top Tips
  • Be careful not to apply too much water to your brush
  • Experiment with different consistencies of paint by mixing in different quantities of water
  • Try scraping wet paint off the page with the 'wrong' end of your brush
  • Try layering your colours. If the paint is still wet the colours will blend, but if the first layer has dried it won't
  • Try different colour combinations