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Watercolor: A basic Intro

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Kathryn Crummey

on 27 June 2013

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Transcript of Watercolor: A basic Intro

Diluted paint applied evenly to disguise individual brush strokes and create a unified area of color.
Often used for large backgrounds, like skies or water
Wet On Wet
Means to apply fresh paint to wet paper
Creates "blooms" or "blurs"
Used to make soft edges
Signature trademark of watercolor
A layer of paint laid on top of another to either create a third color, mask, or intensify color beneath.
Done when bottom layer is dry.
Used to create contrast or to make something more opaque, "solid".
Can be done over 100 times in a painting
Adding Salt
Applied to wet paint
Creates "dapples" when dry
Often used for snowflakes or other decorative means
"Special Effects"
Adding salt
Masking fluid
Means using a dry brush on a dry surface
Creates rough textures that are often used for foliage, like grass or leaves
Also used to make sharp edges
Usually a finishing touch.
Masking Fluid
Prevents paint from staining paper where applied.
Used to save white space and rubbed off once painting is done.
Watercolorists little "cheat"
While paint is fresh, surface is blotted by either a tissue, q-tip, or plastic wrap
Can create either soft or hard edges; often used to make textures for rocks, clouds and sand.
When all combine.....
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