Colour and light are the reverse sides of the same coin. Colour is fashioned by the excellence of light on that particular atmosphere. When a brush is picked up to begin water colouring many queries pop out. A few tips that can come handy while colouring includes helping reduce the drying time, get rid of excess water using a fresh unpolluted hair brush. Hair brush turns out to be more absorbent in nature when compared to synthetic brushes. The tip of a paper napkin can also be used to dry excess water. But pressing too hard on the area may lead to removal of the colour.
Back washes and blossoming can result due to two different areas drying at varied rates. Water from the wet area starts seeping into the dry area which results in the creation of a blossom. Though it turns out to be happy accidents sometimes, mostly it results in a disaster. A wet painting has to be carefully monitored until it completes drying. If suppose blossom begins to form, reapply the colours and let it dry all over again. Sometimes grainy washes arise due to sedimentary colours and pigments. This can be due to the fact that the uncovered palette allowed dust particles to mount up. A hair brush flattens the deposit on the picture.
Hard lines are formed when water is reapplied to an area before it gets dried completely. This results in the movement of pigments to outer edges. Allowing the painting to dry entirely before reapplying colours can be an obvious solution. But on seeing the appearance of hard waterlines, soften them using a scrub brush and continue to glaze with little water. Warping and buckling results when watercolour accumulates as a pool on light weight papers. Tilting or moving the paper can prevent pooling of colours. Using a hair dryer from a slightly farther point can hasten the process.