Watercolor Giclees

I had this idea in mind about trying to  enhance effects of watercolor giclees. So? Do you like water color art prints?

I think watercolor effects go great with fine art prints because they have lots of quality cotton paper that are ideal for both inked water and printing.
Watercolor Giclees

I had this flower basket picture taken by cousin, Pi – she works with party and events organization.

Another goal was to not run away from the current style of my art.

My plan was to make a very watery under-painting in Corel Painter and then, on top of that, apply layers of very transparent painterly strokes.

The short for Latin word “aqua” (water), Aquarelle, was used to designate the technique “aka” Watercolor in English. In other words, tiny water.

The coloring medium is formed by pigments hung in a water-based solvent to constitute a diluted type of paint that most of the time has to be applied over and over until the desired effect is reached.

The final artworks, color medium  and the technique are all called, Watercolor.

Paper is the most usual and  customary medium used for color support,  the material that will hold the colors applied.

Other color supporting materials include:

  • canvas
  • papyrus
  • wood
  • bark papers
  • vellum
  • leather
  • fabric
  • plastics

Cotton is the best material to be, at least partially, used in watercolor paper making. Its  has great texture and diminishes pigment deviance while wet.

Watercolors are normally see-thru, and look radiant because the dye is rested down in clean form with almost nothing blurring the tints.

White tempera or acrylics can be added to cause an opaque effect to the watercolor.

Usually in one-color black or browns Oriental watercolor has always been a dominant form of art expression.

India, Ethiopia, and other regions have historical traditions in watercolor art.

Fingerpainting is also another technique variation that was developed in ancient China.

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Another destiny for you could be one of the links below.

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4 thoughts on “Watercolor Giclees

  • March 26, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Hello Caito!

    Great website you have here. I can immediately tell that you have an undying love for the arts. I am not so much into the fine arts, although my dad is really into it and he has the talent for it.

    It is great that you have pointed out the various recommended materials that can be used for watercolour. However, I am just curious as to the quality of the paper being used. Is there any specific thickness to it? Or just any plain paper will do?

    Cheers =)

    • March 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Hello, Farhan,

      Thank you so much. /// Yes, there is wide range of mediums, different papers for different types of art as you can see on this article and this article.


  • March 26, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    For myself, I love lots of colors and find your posts great with the selections you choose to inform people about with the different art forms.

    Liked the break down you mentioned about the watercolors and considering how much I like canvas prints which you have in some of your other posts.

    I would be the type where I would want a canvas print of the watercolor art to still have the vibrant colors and look of the original art form but as a canvas print copy.

    I also like having nice paintings in a canvas print as well due to the costs.

    Love the site with what you have to offer.

    • March 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Hello, Travis,

      Thank you for stopping by again and leaving your comments. /// I like that solution very well. Watercolorish art on canvas prints look amazing!



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