Watercolor Drawing Art. How to Sell Watercolor Painting?

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Beautiful watercolor drawings on paper and plate.

From the simplest flower in the field to the most elaborate cityscape, watercolours can do it all. The vintage technique is still popular because of its subtle beauty, grace, airiness and tenderness.

What was the first watercolor drawings like?

Primitive artists of the Palaeolithic Period painted in colours very much alike today’s watercolours – natural pigments (soot, ochre and metal oxides) were mixed with natural gelling agents as well as animal blood, milk and water. Thousands of years have passed but the composition of watercolor is the same: colored pigments are converted to the smallest powder and mixed with gum arabic, dextrin, sugar, honey and other sticky substances. Water is used to dilute pigments to a suitable consistency. You can paint with watercolour very densely or dilute it to almost transparent glaze layers. Paper, the main medium for watercolours, is often a full member of the painting, peeping out from under the layer of colour. Also you can paint with watercolor on fabric (silk), primed canvas, parchment and even ivory – miniature watercolor portraits on ivory were very fashionable in the XIX century. Watercolour is beautifully combined with charcoal, sanguine, ink, ink, pastel, gouache and other materials.

What is the history of watercolour drawing?

Watercolour was known in ancient Egypt and was used to add whitewash and paint on papyrus. In India and Persia, watercolours were used for beautiful miniatures. Chinese and Japanese artists worked with transparent ink and paints, laying the foundation of modern painting techniques. Medieval European craftsmen created book miniatures using watercolours, gouache and gilding. Albrecht Dürer was one of the first secular artists to use watercolours for landscape painting, and he was ahead of his time with his subtle, airy perspective and natural colours. In the XVIII century architectural landscapes were in vogue architectural landscapes with fine detail, such as the Italian veduta, and English romantic views. For a long time in Europe watercolour was an auxiliary material, it was used for painting drawings, maps, engravings, photographs, wildlife atlases (plants, animals, birds), sketches for stained-glass windows, ornaments for trellises and fabrics. Over the last two centuries watercolour has evolved from an auxiliary material to a completely independent one, giving the artist a lot of freedom.

What watercolor painted artworks can be?

Today there is no limit to the style of the technique, it all depends on the talent and imagination of the artist. Watercolour painting can be realistic, abstract, surrealistic, used for illustrations and collages. The most common genres of watercolour these days are

  • still life
  • portrait
  • landscape
  • nude
  • animalism
  • botanical illustration
  • genre scenes (dance, urban sketches, etc.)

Watercolor drawing in Eastern Europe

In this region, watercolours were more common later than in Western Europe, but quickly became popular. In every country in the XIX-XX centuries there were famous watercolourists who left a great legacy of painting. Today watercolour is an extremely popular medium, the leading masters work with it, the secrets of the art are studied in specialized educational institutions.   

Watercolour paintings on G.ART Gallery

G.ART, is a place where you can buy contemporary paintings online from Eastern Europe, considers watercolour painting as one of its important activities. It allows you to create chamber works, conveying the subtle beauty of the world around you. Today the platform presents images of flowers and other plants, still life and portraits. The collection is constantly expanding, with new names appearing. Art experts and experienced curators at G.ART Gallery work directly with artists and guarantee the high quality of the works.  

How to choose watercolor painted artwork?

The best advice for the buyer is to choose a work from the G.ART Gallery watercolour collection that will please you. Watercolour in an interior creates particularly elegant accents and a lyrical mood. All you need to do is to find the most favorable place with good but not too bright light and make sure the delicate watercolor is not lost in the too bright background. Watercolour paintings require a frame with a mat and glass to protect the paper from dust and damage.

How to buy watercolor painting?

Buying watercolour artwork on the G.ART Gallery online art platform is easy. The gallery team ensures:

  • certification of works of art
  • customer support in the process of purchase
  • consultation on the selection of paintings
  • qualitative and reliable packing of water colour works of art
  • fast shipping by the best shipping companies

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