Tutorial : Watercolor Washes
Medium: Watercolor
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Tutorial Details

Learning to do a good watercolor wash is an important technique in painting with watercolor. There are several ways to use watercolor washes. Brienne M. Brown reviews the main types of watercolor washes, including flat and graded washes. She shares how she personally uses washes, which include area washes and a first wash step when starting a painting.
Brienne demonstrates doing a first wash in a close-up, 10 minute video. A sped-up video shows how she finishes the painting so you can see the power of using a first wash to create unity in a watercolor.
The following topics are covered:
Flat Washes
Graded Washes
Area Washes
My First Wash Step

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Rating and Reviews

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Tom Brown

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Well done. But a little misleading. I wanted to view this because it appeared to be a video about washes using snow scenes.

Kay Alexander

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Elizabeth Laurenzana

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very good explanation of applying a first wash of color, allowing colors to mix on the paper.

Susan LaGassa

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I found this incredibly helpful. The first wash creates freshness and atmosphere I hadn't realized. Watching Brienne paint an entire painting is priceless!