Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - student project

I had lots of fun learning great tips by following along these exercices. I simply wish I actually had the guts to do them in a sketchbook. I am always scared to ruins these! And now, I want to keep experimenting... I might get a sketchbook just for that or make one with my experiments!

 

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 1 - student project

 

First: Pigment in water

I found it hard to put a consistent amount of water each time. I must learn to do that...  It is sooo amazing how when the watercolors dry it looks so different to when they are wet. I must also learn to let them dry and just leave them alone! ;)

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 2 - student project

 

Second: Blending pigments

Very interesting. I have done this less formally with other colors, and it's so different each time. here, yellow overtook blue. I was surprised. And with more water, so much blending! Beautiful greens are thus made.

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 3 - student project

 

Third: Overlapping

I think I put too much water in there... there was much more blending than overlapping in some of those circles! Again, must learn to use the correct amount of water!!! Better water control on the rectangles part.

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 4 - student project

 

Fourth: Edges

I really loved this technique! I must use it more in paintings... it was very fun. And I learnt why it is so important to let things dry, and how long it needs to be left along for! 

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 5 - student project

 

Fifth: Cauliflowers

I love cauliflowers. The one with colors look a bit weird to me, but I'll try again. Same here, I learnt that you can make cauliflowers even after two minutes of drying! It really helps to know the times!

Experiments in watercolors with Ohn Mar Win - image 6 - student project

 

Ohn Mar, thank you so much for the push to want to learn more!!!

 

Stephanie

Stephanie Rault
Rabbit hole explorer, color mixer, maker
Teacher