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Graded Wash in Watercolor



This is a no-brainer  -  Graded Wash in Watercolor.

Just follow the Flat Wash instructions.

But instead of charging the brush with paint charge it with water.




A wash is a solid sheet of color.  A wash over a previous painted surface is called a glaze.  A graded wash is a wash that changes in color,value, temperature, or intensity.

Load the brush with color and paint a couple of stokes across the whole width of the paper and a bead should form on the bottom then very quickly dip your brush into a water container and pick up the edge of the bead and paint across the sheet.

This will reduce the concentration of the pigment on the brush between 10% and 25%.  Working your way down the paper repeat the dip process and proceed to paint down the sheet and you should end up with just plain water on the last stoke or two.


Paint the first color on top of the sheet, go down as far as you wish painting a solid sheet of color with long horizontal strokes.  Then you can turn the board around 180 and paint which is now the top of the board and paint the other color in. Moving fairly fast you will be able to blend the two colors together.


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