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Simple Watercolor Painting: Mini Nebulas Using a Variegated Wash

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Nebulas are full of mystery, color, and life. They are literally made up of gas, molecules, atoms, and clouds of dust. Such enigmas are captured in this simple watercolor painting tutorial, which will make use of the variegated wash technique.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Study:

  • Watercolor postcard/paper (110lb, size 6″ x 4″)
  • Bow compass, or an HB pencil and a round object to draw a circle
  • Paper towels or a rag

Paints (Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Watercolor) 

  • Permanent Rose
  • Indigo
  • Lemon Yellow Hue (optional)
  • Viridian Hue (optional)
  • Cadmium Red Hue (optional)

Acrylic Paint

  • Titanium White

Brushes

  • Léonard Series 20RO Ruby: Synthetic round brush (no. 20)
  • Artisti: Synthetic round brush (no. 18)
  • Escoda Perla Series: Synthetic round brush (no. 1)
  • Round brush (no. 4) (optional)