The Beginner's Guide to Painting with Watercolors


This checklist provides a comprehensive guide for beginners looking to paint with watercolors. It includes all the necessary steps, from setting up your workspace to cleaning your brushes after each session. The first step is to gather all the required supplies, such as watercolor paints, brushes, water, paper towels, and a palette. Once you have your supplies, choose a subject or reference image to paint and sketch out your composition lightly in pencil on your watercolor paper. Next, mix your desired colors on your palette and begin painting your subject, starting with the lightest colors and working towards the darker colors. Use a clean brush and water to blend colors and create smooth transitions. Finally, add details and highlights with a fine-tipped brush, sign and date your finished painting, and clean your brushes and palette thoroughly.