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Hi everyone, Mou here with some on-the-go inspiration using the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit!

This nifty kit comes with eight Gelatos colors, a Deluxe waterbrush and a silicone trey palette - everything you need to create on the go. Plus, there's an information booklet to guide you if this is your first time trying out Gelatos for watercoloring. All you need to use this kit are some watercolor papers, pencil and eraser.

Recently, I visited Puerto Rico with my family. I fell in love with the island and filled my sketch book with a lot of drawings and paintings. My favorite site was the Castillo San Cristobal in Old San Juan. Below is a step-by-step of one of my paintings of the fort.


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I started my painting with a light pencil sketch on watercolor paper. I use 140 lb cold press paper.


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I rubbed Gelatos color Snow Cone generously on the Silicone tray, diluted the pigment with the waterbrush and painted the sky first.


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I repeated the same dilution process with the Gelatos colors - Mango, Red Cherry, Black Licorice and Lime to add the first color layer to the fort and ground.


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I mixed Lime and Snow Cone with water on the silicone tray to paint the sea.


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After determining the light source, I added shadows with another wash of colors.


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I used the darker colors to add details to my painting to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this little inspiration/tutorial and are encouraged to take the Intro to Watercolor with Gelatos kit along in your travels!

 

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