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The Underpainting: How to Create a More Expressive Watercolor Painting

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Ready your watercolor painting materials, friends! Today we’re learning how to use the underpainting technique to create a vibrant, textured apple. Thanks for walking us through the steps, Matt!

Materials used:

  • Arches cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 6″ x 9″)
  • Container with clean water
  • Palette for watercolor paints
  • Paper towel

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors

  • Winsor Violet (Dioxazine Purple)
  • French Ultramarine
  • Winsor Orange (Red Shade)
  • Cadmium Lemon
  • Permanent Mauve
  • Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cerulean Blue

Brushes

  • Loew Cornell White Nylon Series 795: Round brush (no. 4)