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"To get the most spontaneous, luminous, loose, and transparent watercolor paintings you need to paint with the biggest watercolor paint brushes possible and use the fewest number of brush strokes. The best way to achieve this is to paint 15 Minute Watercolors." Roy John Fuller, 1995

          Roy has spent many years perfecting his fast painting method of How To Watercolor. He advocates painting loose and free.  Watercolors are meant to be free, self expressing, spontaneous, luminous and applied with the minimum number of brush strokes. Finish your paintings while the watercolor paper is still wet from the initial wetting and by the time the watercolor paper dries your painting should be finished. This is "how to watercolor".

   The real secret of How To Watercolor is to paint quickly, using big brushes and the minimum number of brush strokes.

  

              How To Watercolor

                                                         by 

                                     Roy John Fuller

    Roy John Fuller has been painting watercolors for over 30 years and  is one of the internet's Top 5 Artist for international watercolor artists. Roy offers watercolor workshops nationally and around the world.  Roy's watercolor paintings can be completed in less then 30 minutes and often less than 15 minutes. He mostly focuses his workshops on tropical watercolor seascapes but also does mountain landscapes. Roy's watercolor paintings are a reflection of his travels all around the world including Vietnam, Philippines, France, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Hawaii, Taiwan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Australia, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and many other countries.

         Roy has spent many years perfecting his quick painting method of watercolor painting. He advocates painting loose and free.  Watercolors are meant to be free, self expressing, spontaneous, luminous and applied with the minimum number of brush strokes.

   The real secret to doing watercolors is to paint quickly, using big brushes and the minimum number of brush strokes.

   "Most watercolor painting instructional How To Paint Watercolors books and workshops teach students complicated design theory and techniques. As we apply these advanced watercolor painting techniques we start using smaller detail brushes. We slow down our painting process to adapt as many of these techniques to our paintings. But if we are not very careful we end up over working the painting to the point that we lose the characteristics of watercolors that we loved in the first place.  In order to take advantage of the inherent watercolor properties, we need to use larger brushes that won't allow overworking the painting. Also, the paint needs to be applied as quickly as possible with the fewest number of repeated brush strokes. You still need to plan your painting before starting with a value sketch and you need to have all your supplies such as brushes, paint and scrapping tools prepared and ready to go before you start painting. You won't have time to make adjustments after you start painting. You will only have 12 to 15 minutes until the watercolor paper dries completely. In this method of watercolor painting you must utilize every minute of the drying process in order to complete your painting before the paper dries. You won't have time during the process to analyze your painting for design, value, color, etc. All this needs to be determined before you wet the paper and start your painting. Don't expect your first few painting to be a success with this method of painting. It will take some time for you to learn how to paint quickly. So expect to do lots of trial and error paintings. However with a little patience and practice you will soon be painting beautiful, luminous and loose paintings."

                how to do watercolor

     Roy Fuller has studied the works of many international artists and utilizes a method of fast watercolor painting the allows him to complete watercolor paintings in less than 30 minutes. His method simplifies painting details and takes advantage of the spontaneous and luminous qualities of watercolors. He paints mostly wet in wet up until the paintings dries and then add minor details using dry on dry watercolor techniques. This simplified method of watercolor painting uses symbols for trees, building, rocks, etc and avoids overworking the painting.

         View more of Roy's paintings and FREE instruction at www.RoyJohnFuller.com

 
 

 

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