Jun 21, 2012
|My favorite Red Fighter fish..... Poster Color on Paper|
Some of my friends wanted to know what these “Poster colors” are and why that seems to be my favorite medium.
Poster colors are basically water soluble colors. Unlike water colors that are transparent, poster colors are very much opaque and give a smooth matt tone. They dry fast and have a uniform spread. With a little skill and by varying the use of water you can also get a water color effect. Now a days the poster bottles also come in the name of “Tempera colors” and are primarily used in art classes at schools.
In my younger days I had experimented with many paint mediums. But now I don’t get the luxury of time. Poster colors are ideal as they are opaque and quick drying and I can finish my paintings in less than an hour.
If you had observed closely, I have used not more than 6 colors in all my recent works. The reason is that, I am using the Poster color box intended for my daughter (she is into crayons and water color!) I am using a single amateur brush that came with the box.
Hopefully, I might buy a full set of paints and a few professional brushes one of these days!