Training with watercolors does not have to be complicated, use what you have in your kitchen for some quick exercises!
Paint a lemon from life with watercolors
Paint from life: a fruit, egg, vegetable… mixing some of the colors on your paper, wet in wet and mixing some on your palette.
Tips: To preserve the white areas of the lemon while painting you can use liquid frisket or a wax crayon resist.
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This fluid is used to create striking white highlights or to mask areas for overpainting at a later stage. It forms a fast-drying, water-resistant film on watercolor paper and board, and is easily removed when dry.
You can also paint layers one on top of the other, letting them dry in between, to build texture, as shown in the video.
This video is part of a series of techniques included in my new book : Fearless watercolor for beginners: