First of all you might be wondering what is a painting technique? I thought I would explain as many of my learners get confused about what they are and what media they can be used in.
A painting technique means a way of using the paint – applying it or removing it, to create a desired visual effect. There are lots of painting techniques you can use, some are general techniques that you might use with any paint media (watercolour, acrylics or oils) and some are designed to be used with one type of media (or are more effective with this type of media).
It can be really confusing when you hear names of techniques and have no idea that they are. With this in mind I will go through the most basic ones that you might try as a beginner: