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Variegated Wash Watercolor Technique For Dramatic Skies & Landscapes

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Step 12: Shadows For Contrast

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When you start on the finer details, switch to the synthetic flat brush and the dagger brush. Mix some Violet, Ivory Black, and Burnt Umber using the dagger brush. Being careful not to touch any wet areas of the painting, paint the lines of shadow under the barn’s roof, the wood paneling, doorway, windows, and roof edges. Try to leave some parts of the underlying layer so it shows through, using the dry flat brush to soften any edges. Keep most of your lines crisp and clean to emphasize the presence of the barn.

NOTE: Any mistakes can be brushed over with a dampened flat brush.