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Variegated Wash Watercolor Technique For Dramatic Skies & Landscapes

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Step 2: Stormy Skies With The “Wet-On-Wet” Technique

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Before adding the first wash, mix the colors you will be using for the sky. For the first few layers, separately mix and prep a dab of each with some water: French Ultramarine Blue with some Ivory Black to darken it, Indigo, Winsor Violet (Dioxazine purple), Ivory Black, and Burnt Umber. Tilt the paper at a 45‎° angle, then using the ½” round mop brush, wet the the sky portion of the drawing with clean water, making sure to make sharp, clean edges along the barn and horizon line. You can move the paper around to paint different areas or check where the paper is already wet. You can also change to a smaller brush when wetting smaller areas.