VIDEO: How to Apply Watercolor Washes to Your Painting

Published Jan. 25th 2010

Every watercolor painter should know how to properly apply color washes to their paper. In the following video, Susan Bourdet shows the entire process, starting with a preliminary drawing that has already been protected with masking fluid.

Susan explains how to mix several colors of paint in preparation for the wash, gives instructions on how to pre-wet the paper so that the color flows easily, and passes along several other invaluable tips throughout the course of the video. Take a look:

You can also get Susan’s full-length (75 minute) watercolor video right here at Creative Catalyst Productions.

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