I first heard of watercolor pouring a few months ago. I looked at a few tutorials on YouTube and it looked interesting. I had it on my list to do someday.
I’ve done many, many acrylic pours (love doing those!) How different can it be? Well… very different.
I ordered this book on Amazon:
Pouring Light: Layering Transparent Watercolor
I read the book, cover-to-cover. I love learning new things, so off I went!
I did a little test-project of pouring the background. Then finished with gouache for my sweet Cucumber.
Not too bad for my first pour. I didn’t mask the cat, just covered it with white gouache. It was a test painting, and to be honest, I didn’t want to wait for masking to dry. Yes, I’m that impatient. haha!
Now on to the big project!
With watercolor pouring, there are many layers of pours with masking between.
LOTS of drying time required. Lots. I’m not sure I emphasized that enough.
LOTS OF DRYING TIME REQUIRED. There, that’s better. I think you get the idea. 🙂
I admit I got lost with what-and-when-to-mask a few times on this. It would have turned out better, and needed less white gouache at the end had I followed directions better.
So here is my journey on this project. I used an aluminum panel with Fabriano Artistico paper adhered to it. First time using this. Wow… so nice. No buckling or warping throughout the entire process. Now I want to use this for all my paintings! (Diann’s bank account: “sorry Diann… it’s too expensive to use these for every painting. Special occasions only, and it better be very special!”)
Watercolor paint used:
For info on other books I’ve painted from, click here.
#ad As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.