Explore positive and negative space in your watercolour as a way to include detail. In this free Live Demo, artist Steve Mitchell (@mindofwatercolor) will show us how uses white space to achieve intricate landscapes
Spraying the watercolour paper first to create water drops, which helps the water flow on its own, creating the spontaneous landscape;
How color choices should be made before beginning the painting, and starting with a limited palette so you don’t overdo colours while being spontaneous;
Looking for the natural creation of ground or horizon when the watercolour starts to spread;
Playing with the negative space to create more interest and deciding whether more or less is needed;
Adding details with a round brush and a rigger, and using similar colors to what has already been laid out to create a sense of harmony.
Finding areas to add contrast with a darker more intense colour, creating a soft misty look, and how to lift paint off for highlights.
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- Fabriano Artistico 100% Cotton Watercolour Paper, Cold Press
- M. Graham Watercolour paints in Phthalo Green, Azo Green (or Green Gold), Ultramarine Blue, and Red Iron Oxide
- Bulldog clips
- Water in a container
- Water in a trigger spray
- Facial tissue
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- Etchr Studio Team