100 Things Every Artist Should Know

CHAPTER 4

watercolor

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Introduction to Watercolor

“What a splendid thing watercolor is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it, as it were.” — Vincent van Gogh

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Van Gogh had it right—the airy and atmospheric qualities of watercolor set it apart from all other painting media. Made up of pigment suspended in a binder of gum arabic, watercolor is a fluid medium ...

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