Techniques

Techniques

salt

Using salt to create texture

Sprinkling salt on a painting can create interesting effects. While the painting is wet, sprinkle salt across the paper — or in specific locations — to create interesting and natural-appearing effects and variations. The salt crystals absorb the water and paint, resulting in areas with less pigment. Allow the painting to dry completely, then brush…

MatchPhoto

How do I match a color that I see in a photo?

Have you ever tried to mix a color from a reference photo and did not have any idea what colors to combine? Try the Golden Paints color mixer tool. It is designed for acrylic, but pigment is pigment. It works well for watercolor. The tool is easy to use: 1) Import a photo 2) Move…