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Variegated Wash Watercolor Technique For Dramatic Skies & Landscapes

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Step 9: Dirt And Mud

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Once the yellow portions start to dry, sharper edges can be created. With the ½” cat’s tongue brush and Burnt Sienna paint, use bold brush strokes to paint the dirt patches on the field. With the dagger brush, blend in a little Cadmium Yellow and Naples Yellow with the Burnt Sienna on the paper, switching between the two brushes to create the texture of dirt. Mix some Burnt Umber and Violet to paint the darker areas of dirt. For the darkest areas in the field, use a blend of Violet and Ivory Black to echo the color used for the sky. Then, use the dagger brush and the Perylene Green to paint the silhouette of distant trees along the horizon and in front of the barn to create a sense of perspective and depth in your painting.