Watercolor Tips and Hints
Watch this space for new mini lessons in painting with watercolor!
Using Enough Water Is Essential
Use More Water! Many painters don't realize how beautiful their paintings will look if they simply use MORE than enough water! Let your thirsty brush (wipe it with a rag) to sip up the extra paint/water mix, so you won't get a backflow or oozle. But using too little water can doom you to dead-looking patches. Plenty of water enhances the beautiful special effects you can get in watercolor painting. You'll find this is expecially true when you use granulating pigments, such as French Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, and Burnt Sienna.
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