I love teaching the Weird, Wonderful ways of Watercolor.
Cool vs Warm
Pthalo vs Ultramarine
Primaries, secondaries, tertiaries, complements
and a huge variety of grays
A brush charged with water can lift a clean line or destroy a wash
A spray of rubbing alcohol doesn’t make a dent on a dry wash, but drip it onto wet paint and you have fantastic, blobby bullseyes.
A sprinkling of salt makes “stars” on a damp night sky.
Crumpled plastic wrap makes blocks and angles
Your smooth, even wash depends on keeping a wet ‘bead’ moving along under your brush.
Glazing color over color makes every possible combo, yet all you really need to make a whole spectrum are
Red Yellow Blue
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