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Fun Lake Scene Teaches Watercolor Techniques For Water & Reflections

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Step 6: Adding Highlights

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Move to the last section of trees on the right side, using the same method as you did in steps 4 and 5 to keep in theme with the “fall foliage” feel. Keep checking back to the previous sections and scrape more tree trunks before the paint dries completely. If your colors get too dark, remember that wetter paint will push dryer paint more into the background (a characteristic you’ll notice when using the variegated wash technique), so it’s possible to drop in your yellow mixture to replace any lost highlights. Keep filling in the forest area until you’re satisfied with the arrangement of colors and composition of the tree trunks and branches, and try to avoid getting the paper too wet or painting any regular shapes or patterns within the trees themselves.