This week I've been practicing
the wet on wet watercolor technique.
First I drew out this swan
(11 by 15 inch)
then completely wet the paper,
and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
My puddles of pigment were prepared
while waiting on the water to soak in.
I then used a rolled up towel to roll over the paper,
to absorb any excess water.
Then I began to paint.
I used a 1 in. flat brush and a #10 round.
After the watercolor pigments were dry
I added black acrylic paint
onto the beak.
Lastly I spattered some white paint
here and there.
Chapter 5 in Watercolor Wisdom
by Jo Taylor shows lots of different techniques.
I will be trying a few more this week.
Savor the Day!