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       "Watercolor dries approximately
        three times lighter than
        the color shown when wet."


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Watercolor Techniques

  • Controlled Wash
  • Charging colors
  • Softening Edges
  • Lifting, Scrubbing, and Blotting
  • Dry Brush, Wet-Into-Wet, and Salt
  • Sponge, Graded Wash, and Splatter

Watercolor techniques are the methods we use to bring shape and form to our paintings, while at the same time allowing us to express our creatively. By gaining the knowledge and developing the use of these techniques will allow you to advance to new heights in your painting abilities.

FIRST TECHNIQUE:   How to Paint a Controlled Wash   

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