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7 Must-Know, Widely Used Watercolor Techniques For Beginners

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Step 4: Dry-On-Wet Watercolor Technique

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The last of the application techniques is, as you’ve probably guessed by now, the dry-on-wet technique. In the next rectangular box, apply a mixture of Cerulean Blue and a moderate amount of water and cover the whole box using the flat brush. Then, switch to the round brush (size 6), and mix Cadmium Yellow Medium, Sepia, Cadmium Red Light, and Dioxazine Mauve with a little bit of water, and blot out the excess water on the paper towel. Start painting in the box while the blue paint is still wet. As the paint on the brush isn’t very wet, you’ll notice that while the edges are slightly fuzzy, you can still control where the paint goes. If you want to reduce the amount of bleeding, you can wait a little bit for the wet paper to dry a little before painting on top. Kelly likens this technique to spray painting because of the “fuzzy” texture.