Watercolor Painting- Some Important Tips

Painting with watercolors is not a good idea if you do not know the basic of water coloring. Without the basic knowledge and the equipment that is used in water coloring, it will be difficult for you to paint anything. A few items are there where in you should have knowledge about when it comes to water coloring. The first and the foremost thing is having a good brush. Having a good brush doesn’t mean that just one brush. You need to have different brushes of different sizes. Large Oval brushes are good if you have detail work. There are synthetic and natural brushes.
People usually buy synthetic brushes because they last long and the water absorption level is also low, and you can get full control of the brush while you paint. You should select your watercolor paints carefully. If you plan to paint in the outdoors, then it will be good if you buy a watercolor pan and for indoors you can go for tube paints as you can handle it easily.

The next major thing is the selection of paper. Do not go ahead and buy simple paper which can get folded easily just by a touch. If you go to simple paper, you will be wasting your efforts. Always try to buy a watercolor pad or loose paper, which have a weight of at least 140 lb. The paper texture also plays an important part as it can give different effects according to your paint.

You can either select a hot press or Rough or cold press surfaces where the cold press is the widely used surface for watercolorists. Choose your palettes and extras carefully. You need to know about the different watercolor techniques as well such as Wet-in-Wet watercolor, wet on dry watercolor and dry brush work watercolor. Once you get an idea, then you can confidently start painting.

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The Bestsellers Of 2016- Fiction

2016 has witnessed a lot of authors penning down novels and short stories. However, only a few has been able to make it to the mark like Prince, Gene Wilder. 2016 has not given any great novels, but there were a few who has attracted the viewers. Though there were some readable novels, some novels were outstanding.

Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ is the first novel which has made a mark. It is a three-part novel which is written from a woman’s perspective about her status-conscious husband, a desperate sister who the main character is named Yeong-Yeh and libidinous brother-in-law. This novel gives you high voltage violent imagery, consequences, etc. This book has emerged as a must-read of 2016.

‘Another Brooklyn’ is the creation of the famous author Jacqueline Woodson. This novel tells the viewers about a girl’s story whose family moves to Brooklyn and what all happens in their life as part of the Brooklyn life is the major subject of the story. Scarlett Thomas’s ‘ The seed collector,’ this novel gives you a fantasy feel which cannot be forgotten easily. Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero-K’ tells you about the advance technology which can save fabric humanity.

‘The association of small bombs’ written by Karan Mahajan has attracted many readers. The novel empathetically tells how a small incident can make the victim’s life tearful. The novel tells the story about the bomb makers, victims, and their families. Mahajan has left no stone untouched in making this story reach its readers. The National Book Foundation has recently given out the 2016 Fiction award to The Underground Railroad as most of the readers liked this book and recommended it too. It is a story about the American violence with black Americans. This book as got some electrifying writing along with some horrifying scenes which make this book the best seller of 2016.

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The Major 2016 Theatre Trends

Theaters are not predictable. It gives you a sense of breathing creation which takes shape in front of you and also vanishes in front of you. Each play has got a message which is given to the public through powerful performance. Theaters usually pool in their entire resource for an ambitious production, and sometimes the whole city comes to help. San Diego, in February, will do a play to raise the awareness of the performing arts scene. The complete thing will get unfolded on Feb 22-28.

Theaters always witnessed human beings interacting with tangible and tactile settings. It doesn’t mean that the advanced technology has got no place in the theater. Audiences love to see the use of advanced technology in theater plays as it will be a treat for their eyes. Last year the most high-profile play was Meteor Shower authored by Steve Martin will get released in July in the Old Globe.

In 2016, San Diego will be continuing with plays and projects like Miss You Like Hell. The play has got some good name of the industry attached to it. Like that, many plays which have used advanced technology are on the line to introduce their project as well. The viewers can expect some magic from these plays.


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