Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - student project

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 1 - student project

I gathered some basic tools and materials.

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 2 - student project

I got inspired on Pinterest and chose my color palette.

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 3 - student project

Then I dove in to Layer 1 using a few of my colors while setting the boundaries for my composition.

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 4 - student project

I continued with Layer 2 adding all my colors, and started adding a second layer of color all over, keeping the composition balanced.

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 5 - student project

In Layer 3, I added more intense color in spots throughout and some rough brushstrokes to infuse some character.

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 6 - student project

Next I took a step back and decided that the dark grey shape in the center of the painting was too dark compared to the other colors. I dabbed it with water until it was light enough and didn't visually take over. (If your area is already dry, add some water and apply some soft brushstrokes. Then dab some of the paint away).

 

Abstract Watercolor Painting- Layers - image 7 - student project

All done, and I created a few more paintings in the same color palette to start a series.

Chris V
Artist, Designer, Maker
Teacher