While introducing my students to watercolor, I had them use
– one color per person
– small pieces of paper
– tiny paintbrushes
– and a light touch
No need to do dig their brushes into the paper… or make multiple swipes – in fact, that is why I dramatically shared the secret that watercolor paints are in fact scared of touching paper…it is their biggest fear – so in order to make a pretty picture instead of a scary/ugly mess/all muddy brown and torn ….we need to gently introduce the timid paint to the paper.