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BASIC TECHNIQUES & BEYOND

In this chapter I review the basics of watercolors and why watercolors are the preferred medium of so many artists. We will also have fun experimenting and documenting the many ways watercolors react with all kinds of household supplies. Be prepared to be amazed!

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WATERCOLOR PROPERTIES

Watercolor has many special qualities that are unique to this medium. Paint is commonly translucent and activates with water on the palette. This brings up a few important characteristics. To use watercolor, it’s important to get the amount of water right. I usually find that students use too little instead of too much water. It’s important ...

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