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
Then layer red over blue, over yellow to create simple “shadow paintings”
Or use a “negative” painting technique that layers from light to dark to create a deep, mysterious painting.
Or use a resist medium to create a design, then pour the paint on top .
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4 thoughts on “The Weird, Wonderful Wandering Ways of Watercolor.”
Oh, what I’d give to take a watercolor class from you…
Love and miss you,
You are welcome in my studio anytime for private lessons! Love and miss you too!
This is wonderful, Ashley!
I’m glad you like it Laura! Thank you.
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