Step-by-Step Watercolor Painting Demonstration - A Votre Sante - by John Hulsey
A Votre Sante
A 20 x 30" Watercolor Painting
Step 2. Now I'm really starting to have fun! I prepared for this step by mixing up large amounts of saturated color on my palette before I began to paint. This is VERY important. We don't want to have to stop this wash process to mix paint. I began by soaking the sheet again, and once the wet shine disappeared, I laid in my wet-on-wet blends, which you can see here. As the paper dried, I worked wet over dry to define my edges. I do not get too precious about my white edges, as speed and freshness are most important at this stage. Any mistakes, like that big drip in the center, can be fixed or absorbed later. Always keep the center of focus in mind as detail is developed in the work.
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