Friday, February 27, 2009

River Scene In Watercolor No.3

I have added some French Ultramarine Blue to the deepest shadow areas of the trees, using the same Brush Dance as was used yesterday. The white areas on the blue are where the light is bouncing off the wet paint. I paint very wet, each little application of this stage has a little puddle that needs to dry before my next step.

Using Permanent Sap Green, a wash is applied to the water where the trees reflect into the river. This glaze should have color to it, but it should be wet enough to be transparent. Each glaze created with watercolor should be transparent, so that the paper can glow through the colors as the light shines through the pigments, hits the paper and bounces back at the viewer's eye.

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