Sunday, July 3, 2016

Day 3 of World Watercolor Month - 3rd Free Watercolor Video

Just for World Watercolor Month, I have made 5 short YouTube video tutorials on easy how to watercolor techniques and will post them here each day. That way you can learn how watercolor works as you do your daily practice. Follow this link to today's free short video tutorial.

Today is Day 3 so let's try glazing, one of the 3 basic methods used in watercolor. 
Learn how to get darker colors by glazing or layering watercolor wet on dry.
Watercolor Methods Limited primary palette=glazing with just three colors. You will need:
  1. Fabriano Artistico, Arches or Saunders Waterford 140# watercolor paper 
  2. Pentel waterbrush
  3. water in small plastic cup
  4. 3 small tubes of artist's quality watercolor (squeeze a bit out onto a saucer or make a DIY tiny travel palette and use the lid for mixing.
  5. Colors: Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Rose, Phthalo Blue (green shade)
An example of glazing technique, layering washes in the leaves.

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