technique

Glazing

When I said we would do glazing today a look of terror passed across the collective class’ face. But glazing is just a layer of thin colour that goes over the top of whatever you have already painted, and because watercolour is transparent the other layers should still shine through. Nothing tricky or scary! Why …

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Cat demonstration finished (with bonus features, as they say…)

So in the harsh light of day, I look again at my cat. Rubbed out a few marks I hadn’t spotted under artificial light and gave myself a stiff talking to. ‘Don’t fiddle’ should be written across every watercolourist’s heart. The temptation is overwhelming sometimes, but you lose the energy and freshness so easily… Here’s …

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