Paint a watercolour picture using black only!
You will need:
This Art Attack is perfect if you've only got a few watercolours left in your paintbox, because you only need one!
As you can see here, Neil's using black.
|The trick is to use differing amounts of water to vary the strength of the colour.|
|If you use a lot of water, the colour is very washed out - and the black becomes grey.|
|The more water you use, the lighter the colour becomes.|
|Load the brush with more paint to darken the shade.|
|You can test the strength of the colour before you apply it to the picture by dabbing the brush onto some kitchen roll first.|
|Here you can see Neil's picture taking shape. There are clouds in the sky and watery surface in the foreground.|
|You can see here that he's adding hills and trees in the middle distance.|
|For very fine foreground detail, use a small brush and paint with very little water.|
A beautiful picture from just black watercolour paint.
Try it yourself!