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Fun Lake Scene Teaches Watercolor Techniques For Water & Reflections

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Step 2: Painting The Sky Using The “Wet-In-Wet” Technique

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As a general rule, Steve advises to paint from background to foreground, and from light to dark. This will help speed up the painting process while minimizing the chances of making mistakes. So begin by taking the Black Velvet mop brush and wetting the sky area with clean water. Then, mix a sky color on the palette using a diluted Cerulean Blue with a touch of Greenish Yellow, which will help set the mood of your painting. While the paper is still wet, gently brush in the paint with the size 12 round sable brush, leaving soft white streaks for clouds. Don’t forget to apply the paint within each of the “windows” in the trees, as gaps in the foliage will reveal the sky behind it.