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A little information about this watercolor technique

To help me demonstrate this watercolor technique, I will improvise a landscape on the fly to show the principles of glazing watercolor washes.

MATERIALS: Arches #140 CP watercolor paper, Grumbacher 1″ flat red sable, Kalish Kolinsky Red Sable #8 round, Kolonok #4 flat Kolinsky red sable, Winsor & Newton Series 820 #8 Round, and a Kolonok #4 round Kolinsky red sable brush. A blow-dryer.

COLORS (various manufacture): Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Rose, Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Sap Green. Colors chosen are transparent and semi-transparent.

Glazed Wash Watercolor Technique

Using my 1″ flat red sable brush I used a Cobalt Blue wash to block in the sky, mountains, and river area. I broke up the wash and added some clear water to soften the area that would be a waterfall.