watercolor beginner question please


watercolor beginner question please
« on: January 04, 2015, 04:57:53 PM »
Ok, this is from a totally NEW beginner in the medium of watercolor, so forgive me for being "unlearned", but why do people doing watercolor, not paint up to the next color, but leave white spaces between them? i hope this makes sense. thanks

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Re: watercolor beginner question please
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 08:17:19 PM »
Hi Charline,

This could be the result of one of two precautions.  One - the edge of the area may not be completely dry.  If the artist pulls the color all the way to the edge of the next color, some bleeding may occur.  Two, watercolor is transparent, meaning that any overlapping will change the perceived color of the color underneath. This could produce a third color where these two overlap. 


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watercolor beginner question please
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 10:48:55 PM »
Yes, Im definitely at the technician stage. Hope I can move on from here. Musicianship feels a long way off.


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Re: watercolor beginner question please
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 09:46:33 AM »
I have just found a post which can help if anything mistake may happen on using watercolor! So no problem will be there anymore. Here it is