Friday, 4 October 2013

How-To Friday's - Creating Texture with Salt

Today’s demo is provided by Bob Davies. WatercolourFoundation Course - Using Salt. This video is excellent. You can use this technique to create a background for other paintings or incorporate them in different elements of a painting.

Hazel Soan's Watercolour Textures. This is a trailer for a course. She shows other textures that are very easy to use.
The trick to using salt is like everything else in watercolour – timing. You can’t put the salt on when the paper is too wet or too dry. Practice the timing and change up the type of salt you use. Don't forget to chart it!


Lee Pierce said...

Salt is a good way to imitate falling snow in a winter landscape - fun texture!
Thanks for the info ;)

paint1chris said...

Thanks Lee. I like to use the salt too - as you say, it's a fun texture.

Kathleen said...

I agree - salt is very fun. I was surprised how much a difference there is between different kinds of salt.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Very cool technique!