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My third watercolor

RikR

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My third watercolor
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:04:52 PM »
Finding it difficult to wash the colors on as Matt does. But, I am very happy that with his videos I am able to even do this. I may paint this again one day to compare to this early attempt.

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Re: My third watercolor
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 07:29:24 AM »
It works for me.

Some of your edges - side of the path for example - are quite sharp. Was that deliberate?


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Re: My third watercolor
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 10:19:35 AM »
The edges should have been more organic and natural. I failed to pre paint the path with clear water. I think if I had,  it might have made it easier to get the wash coverage I saw occur in Matt's video when he applied the various colors. I found it difficult to control the paint so that it flowed and blended as when the blue was put in the lower left corner on the path, and in other areas, such as the foliage, to get more precise placement. Hopefully the technique will develop as I do more work.