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Variegated Wash Watercolor Technique For Dramatic Skies & Landscapes

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Step 14: Refining The Watercolor Landscape Painting

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Take a look at your reference image to give you inspiration for finer details to add to the painting, such as blades of grass towards the front of the field or the blending of tones and different color values. This will add to the sense of depth in your painting. Try not to add too many details though, as this will take the focus away from the barn. When you think you’re done, prop up your painting and take a step back to see what else can be added. Make any finishing touches with the smaller brushes. When you’re happy with your painting, allow it to dry, then carefully remove the masking tape without tearing the paper to reveal the clean edge.

Want to watch the video version? We teach the variegated wash technique at our Watercolor University.