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Step 1 for dry brush techniques

A watercolor technique for every painter

MATERIALS USED: Arches #140 CP watercolor paper, Grumbacher 1″ flat red sable, and Kolonok’s #4 flat and #8 round Kolinsky red sable brushes.

COLORS USED (various manufacture): Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Hooker’s Green Dark, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber.

First off, I lightly sketched a random landscape design on the watercolor paper using a #1 pencil.

With a light wash of Cerulean Blue I scumbled a rough sky in, dragging and pushing my 1″ flat read sable to create texture.