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Painting a Flat watercolor wash

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Rinse your brush out in clean water and blot or squeeze out the excess the water.

Carefully pick up the bead of paint that runs across the bottom of the wash using the wick action of your brush. If you draw up too much paint you will lift the color off the paper.

Let the wash dry. If you’ve ended up with an even-toned square of color, congratulations! If not, try it again. I did. And do.

TIP 8: Try practicing your flat washes with different colors and intensities. Each color has it’s own physical properties that affect how they feel and flow in washes.

TIP 9: For a pronounced texture in your wash let it dry at an angle. The pigment will settle out in the texture of the paper.