I just love that loose, juicy, flowing feel of watercolor. Where the shapes are not always fully formed but you can definitely tell what it is.
But getting that look takes practice and I try to practice as often as I can!
Here are a few tips for getting loose..
First, drink the bottle of wine! ha, just checking to see if you were paying attention!
Very lightly and loosely sketch your subject with a pencil, we’re looking for simple shapes here, no detail
Use a large brush- none of those teeny tiny detail brushes
If your paints have dried in the wells, spray them down and get the paint really juicy
Try to paint each shape in 2-3 strokes and let the colors mix on the paper not on your palette.
Leave some white space in your shape for definition and highlights
You can create a shadow by just dragging some color out from the shape with clear water
Then Stop!! Don’t Overwork it!
And most important- Enjoy the Creativity!