Using “Back Washes” As A Technique For Painting Abstract Background Texture
Inducing backwashes and hard edges
As the example continued to dry I worked the surface with clear water.
Backwashes are usually accidental in nature. When you lay two different washes close together and one happens to touch the other, the wetter of the two will flow into other.
These accidents can be of the “happy” kind or the “oh, @#!%#!” kind.
After reinforcing the “forced” backwashes on the bottom edges, I dropped a little more clear water on the close-to-dry washes.