Sunday

Freshness in watercolors

I often find it hard to resist adding layers and layers while working in watercolors; to rework this or that bit. This can result in taking the life out of the artwork and a dull painting. The freshness and transparency which are the key features of watercolor are lost. To overcome this, I've come up with ten minute watercolor sketches. The idea being to use just one wash and then let go. Looking at the watch before oyu begin helps keep the pressure on. Here is once such sketch using ink and watercolor wash: 

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